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Folger Theatre

Theater Capitol Hill
Folger Theatre
© Scott Suchman

The Folger’s regular directors (including British actor Richard Clifford) produce solid, intelligent Bard-oriented fare. It was here that Lynn Redgrave developed what became the Broadway hit Shakespeare For My Father, and here that mischievous DC Shakespearean Joe Banno dramatized Hamlet’s internal debates by splitting the title role into four parts—and casting women in three of them. An Edwardian-costumed Twelth Night, directed by Robert Richmond, was running at the time of writing.


Venue name: Folger Theatre
Address: 201 East Capitol Street, SE
Between 2nd & 3rd Streets, Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

Opening hours: Box office noon–4pm Mon–Sat
Transport: Capitol South Metro
Price: Tickets $15–$45
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