Mock Trial Series

Two mock trials are held each season based on STC productions: the Winter Trial and the Annual Dinner and Mock Trial held in the spring.

How Am I Beguiled? The Case of Olivia & Sebastian


Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Join us on December 11, 2017 for an appellate argument before a panel of judges, presided over by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and based on a scenario from William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

5:30 p.m. Wine reception on the Orchestra Terrace
6 p.m. Dinner in the Forum
7:45 p.m. Arguments in the Theatre followed by a VIP post-show reception

Dinner + Trial tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 18 at noon. To purchase Dinner + Trial tickets ($395) please call Amanda Herman, Director of Special Events, at 202.547.3230 ext.2330 or email at noon on Wednesday, October 18.

Trial + VIP Reception ($125) and Trial-Only ($60) tickets will be available to all STC season subscribers and Shakespeare Stars Contributors ($150+) on Wednesday, October 25 at noon by calling the Box Office at 202.547.1122, Option 1.


  • Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, presiding
  • Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Judge Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
Court Marshal
  • Pamela Talkin, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Cate Stetson, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Additional participants to be announced later this month.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Bard Association is generously supported by:
Venable LLP
Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP