The April 19 production of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Strange Interlude at Harman Hall will begin with the usual injunctions: turn off your cell phone, your Blackberry, your I-phone, your beeper, your camera, your thermonuclear devices. Then, at the first intermission, you will get a Strange Invitation: turn on your Smart Phone or I-Pad, and tweet away.
The Company is hosting a twitter discussion of O’Neill’s massive, unique play before the production begins at 7.30, during the two intermissions, and after it comes to an end nearly four hours later. Shakespeare Theatre, using the hashtag #STCnight, will post tweets to its twitter account (@ShakespeareinDC) also on view in the lobbies before and after the shows and during intermissions. You don’t have to be at the performance to follow along and join in the Twitter discussion, moderated by Hannah Hessel.
The April 19 production is eligible for the Shakespeare Theatre Young Prose program, under which patrons 35 years of age or younger may obtain tickets for $15. Those tickets are available starting today at 10am by calling 202.547.1122 or at the company’s Sidney Harman Hall box office, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC.