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Our loyal band of subscribers is growing all the time. Take your seat as the curtain rises on a new age; an age of vital stories, audaciously told.
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Stunning Visual Feast
Written and Directed by Mary Zimmerman
September 29–October 23
Tony Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Mary Zimmerman, the creative leader behind some of STC’s most imaginative productions (Candide, Pericles), brings the writings of Leonardo da Vinci to life in this stunning revival of one of her earliest creations. Comprised solely of text from the surviving notebooks of the 15th-century renaissance man himself, Notebooks is “a true revelation” (The Chicago Tribune) that celebrates the interplay of science, art, and the human spirit in a glorious kaleidoscope of beauty and remarkable insight.
Delightful Romantic Comedy
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin
November 10–December 11
The course of true love never did run smooth, especially when the ON AIR sign is lit. Shakespeare’s cherished romantic comedy lands in a cable newsroom, where sparring co-anchors Benedick and Beatrice trade barbs behind the news desk. Helmed by “one of the most insightful and sensitive directors of Shakespeare today” (WhatsOnStage), Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect blend of sparkling screwball comedy and revelatory romance.
Feminist Revenge Comedy
By Talene Monahon
Directed by Jess Chayes
December 13–January 8
It’s 1606 and Shakespeare (Michael Urie) is plagued…with writer’s block. London’s theatres are closed and the actual plague has the Bard stuck in quarantine with his “young” apprentice, Francis (Ryan Spahn). In through the window climbs Jane Anger (Amelia Workman), a Cunning Woman and a writer of her own merit with a dream to change history. As Jane tries to assist Shakespeare in writing King Lear, Jane and Anne Hathaway (of Stratford, not Hollywood, played by playwright Talene Monahon) take matters into their own more than capable hands. The New York Times raves, “The production has a liveliness that the exceptional cast runs away with, delivering Monahon’s mile-a-minute gags with zest.”
Enthralling Epic Drama
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin
February 23–March 26
Caught in a carousel of memory, the head of a dysfunctional royal family grapples with power-hungry children and the threat of losing the empire he created. Real and imagined worlds coalesce, creating a political and personal horror that threatens to swallow the mind of the monarch. The incomparable Patrick Page (Hadestown, The Gilded Age) returns to STC as the once-revered king caught in an emotional hurricane ravaging his home, head, and heart.
Unprecedented Theatrical Event
St. Ann’s Warehouse and Good Chance production
By Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson / Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
Originally a National Theatre, Young Vic, and Good Chance co-production
March 28–April 16
Welcome to The Jungle where cultures collide and thousands dream of crossing the English Channel to the possibility of freedom. Laughter, tears, allegiances, and prayers are shared by this extraordinary community of refugees caught up in a global crisis beyond their control.
STC teams up with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to bring this exclusive theatrical experience to Washington after sold-out runs in the West End and in New York. Co-directed by Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry (An Inspector Calls, The Crown) and Justin Martin, this “thrilling…ravishing…devastating” play (The New York Times) immerses the audience in the camp’s environment “to astonishing emotional effect” (The New Yorker).
Note: Due to limited capacity, priority will be given to subscribers of STC or Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Golden Ticket holders.
Sizzling New Musical
Conceived and Directed by Saheem Ali
Music and Lyrics by Michael Thurber
Book by Jocelyn Bioh
Additional Material by Mkhululi Z. Mabija
Choregraphed by Darrell Grand Moultrie
May 25–June 25
From award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh (Merry Wives, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play), composer Michael Thurber (Merry Wives), and director/conceiver Saheem Ali (Merry Wives, Nollywood Dreams) comes an exuberant new musical brimming with magical secrets. Following its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Goddess tells the story of a mysterious singer who arrives at Moto Moto, a steamy Afro-jazz club in Mombasa, Kenya. She casts an entrancing presence on everyone at the club, including a young man who has returned home from America. Will the big plans for his life—stepping into a political legacy and marrying his fiancée—be upended? Inspired by the myth of Marimba, who created beautiful songs from her heartbreak, Goddess is a rousing tale of romance, the supernatural, and the quest of stepping into one’s true identity.
1. What does it mean to be an STC subscriber?
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2. What are the benefits of being a subscriber?
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