Photo Flash: Patrick Stewart, Chelsea Clinton & More Attend Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala
The Shakespeare Theatre Company's innovative approach to Shakespeare and other classic playwrights has earned it the reputation as the nation's premier classical theatre company. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and poetic language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and the playwrights he influenced, the Company's artistic mission is unique among theatre companies: to provide vital, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, vibrant and eminently accessible theatre in a uniquely American style. Artistic Director Michael Kahn has led the organization for 23 years, establishing the company as "the nation's foremost Shakespeare company" (The Wall Street Journal) producing "a repertory of classics that no New York theatre of similar size and scale can match" (The New York Times).
In its 2007-2008 season, the Company opened the Harman Center for the Arts consisting of the new 774-seat Sidney Harman Hall and the 451-seat Lansburgh Theatre, both located in downtown Washington's Penn Quarter neighborhood. A dynamic hub of activity, the Harman Center showcases the Company as well as outstanding local performing arts groups and nationally renowned organizations.
Photo Credit: Kevin Allen
Kathleen Matthews and Chelsea Clinton
Martha Ann Alito and Justice Alito