Death and the King's Horseman

Death and the King's Horseman

The Department of Theatre Arts
In association with Shakespeare Theatre Company
Presents a staged reading of
Death and the King’s Horseman
By Wole Soyinka

To culminate the first year of STC’s collaboration with Howard University as part of The Shift, there will be a free staged reading at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh. This event will include a post-show discussion.

Death and the King’s Horseman blends European literary theater with total-theater traditions from the Yoruba tribe in Southwest Nigeria. Through poetry, chorus, politics, and storytelling, Soyinka both entertains and asks subtle questions about mass psychology, individual psychology, and universal human struggles of the will.” –The Chicago Tribune

This free staged reading will be also livestreamed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. To RSVP for the livestream please click here.







Read the digital program:











Health and Safety

STC requires that all patrons provide proof of vaccination to attend any performances or events. In addition to audiences, STC has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all performers and theatre staff. Please visit our Health and Safety page for full guidelines about providing proof of vaccination at the theatre.

Only performers and people invited onstage for talkbacks will be unmasked. We ask that attendees remain masked while within our venues, including during performances, unless they are eating and drinking in designated lobby areas. STC is committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our spaces, and we are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your understanding.