The Shakespeare Theatre Company today announced that noted stage and screen actor Kevin Kline will join Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn for a conversation in front of an audience at the Sidney Harmon Hall on November 28. Tickets start at $35.
The Kahn-Kline confab is part of The Shakespeare Theatre’s “Classic Conversations” series, in which Kahn interviews classically-trained actors and invites them “to analyze and discuss the importance of classical theatre in today’s society,” according to a Company spokesperson.
Kline has been hailed for his stage work in King Lear, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and Henry IV, among other classical works, and his work as Bottom in the movie version of Midsummer Night’s Dream (with Michelle Pfeiffer and Stanley Tucci) is considered by many to be among the funniest performances in a Shakespearian role ever recorded on film. Kline is also well known for his film work in Sophie’s Choice, A Fish Called Wanda, Soapdish, Dave, French Kiss, The Ice Storm, In & Out, Life as a House, De-Lovely, As You Like It, and Cyrano de Bergerac, among numerous others.
Kahn, in addition to serving as the Shakespeare Theatre’s Artistic Director for its entire 25-year existence, is also the founder of the Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University and the former Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division at Juilliard.
Kevin Kline is the second actor to take the seat next to Michael Kahn for a conversation. Kahn inaugurated the series last month with a visit with Patrick Stewart. Tickets sold out quickly.
Classic Conversations with Michael Kahn featuring Kevin Kline, Nov 28 at 8pm, at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC.
Tickets: 202.547.1122, or click here.