We’ve reached the last three performances of the Washington Shakespeare Company’s Free-for-all production of The Taming of the Shrew. Tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm and a 2pm matinee tomorrow. In all three cases the box office will start issuing tickets two hours before showtime (ie, 6pm for the evening shows and noon for the matinees) but lines start forming well before then. Their webpage says lines are starting two hours before the box office opens; less clear is how late you can show up and still get a seat.
It’s not a minor time commitment, but for a company and venue that charges upwards of $70 for seats it’s not a bad compensation rate for your time. I haven’t been yet but D.C. Theater scene liked the production. Some of their commenters were less enthusiastic but a WSC employee showed up to share a useful tidbit: season ticket holders were allowed to reserve seats for weekday performances but not weekends, so there should be more seats to go around these last three showings.