Free for all – you know, for kids.

Images courtesy the Shakespeare Theater Company

Images courtesy of the Shakespeare Theater Company

As we told you earlier, Free for All starts tomorrow and you can put your name in the hat starting at midnight. Which doesn’t get you any more of a shot at winning than putting it in tomorrow at 12:59p right before the drawing, so get some sleep, huh?

If you’ve got rugrats impeding your sleep already then you might want to come by the Harman on Saturday, little one(s) in tow. From 10a to 2p there will be “free, family-friendly activities” which the STC describes as:

Project Shakespeare, an activity station where young people can audition for, design and rehearse some of Shakespeare’s most dramatic scenes. Budding directors will have the opportunity to design their own set and costumes to fit the concept they choose to apply to Twelfth Night, whether it’s set under the sea or in outer space. Some of STC’s directors will be present to help run rehearsals, as they would before any Company debut. Headshots will be taken and the novice actors and actresses will complete their experience with a walk down the red carpet to greet their fans and paparazzi!

Based on my experience with kids I’d say that this proves that “family friendly” isn’t necessarily the same as “child entertaining,” but you know your sprog better than we do. I know kids who would love this and others that would chew their own arm off to get away. If you’ve taken your little one to this event in the past let us know what you thought of the entertainment factor – who’s going to want to take their kid and who should steer clear?

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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