from Love’s Labor Lost in 2007
photo courtesy of The Shakespeare Theatre
I didn’t think to mention it after I read the news in the WaPo, but since the Shakespeare Theater took the time to send me a press release, what the hell. WSC is going to continue their annual free performances but they’re moving indoors. It’s not entirely clear what prompted this, though they point out that the move allows them to be metro accessable, avoid weather complications, and have more snazzy-dazzy theater doodads.
The most obvious upside, however, comes from their increasing the number of showings from 10 to 22. They’ll be shifting the performances to somewhat later in the year as well and run two weeks mid-September rather than late May. Overall it seems like a net gain, though there’s a certain fun in outdoor theater. I wonder how much of their motivation was to expose potential ticket purchasers to the Harman, a pretty impressive venue.