Gain A Unique Piece Of Theatre History At Shakespeare Theatre Company's Costume And Prop Sale

For the first time in three years, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is giving the public another opportunity to own a piece of theatre history. On Saturday, October 20, 2018 the STC costume shop will open to the public from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 507 Eighth Street, SE.

The collection of over 1,000 items includes period pieces, ball gowns, dress coats, shoes, hats and countless other one-of-a-kind items. The sale will also feature props seen on stage STC productions, such as furniture, a vintage wheelchair, and at least one throne.

Pieces start at $1 and are all made by STC's talented artisans for mainstage productions, including Romeo & Juliet (2016); Macbeth (2017); Twelfth Night (2017) The Metromaniacs (2015); The Critic (2015); The School for Lies (2017); Kiss Me, Kate (2015); and many more.

"It really is a treasure trove for people looking for something a little different-and there's a style to suit all tastes and budget," said STC Director of Costumes Barbara Hicks. "So whether you need a jaw-dropping Halloween costume or a few handcrafted pieces to add to your wardrobe, the sale is a perfect way to snatch up a unique and fun bargain."

For a sneek peek at what's on sale, check out the video: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/videos/costume-sale-video/

ABOUT THE Shakespeare Theatre Company

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is the nation's leading premier classical theatre company. Today, STC is synonymous with artistic excellence and making classical theatre more accessible to audiences in and around the nation's capital.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Kahn and Executive Director Chris Jennings, STC's innovative productions inspire dialogue that connects classic works to the modern human experience. The Company focuses on works with profound themes, complex characters and poetic language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and the playwrights he influenced in order to preserve and promote classic theatre-ambitious, enduring plays with universal themes-for all audiences.

A leader in arts education, STC has a stable of initiatives that teach and excite learners of all ages, from school programs and adult acting classes to accessible community programming like play-relevant discussion series and the Free for All. For the past 27 years the Free For All program has offered an annual remount of a popular production completely free of charge to all audience members.

Located in downtown Washington, D.C., STC performs in two theatres, the 451-seat Lansburgh Theatre and the 774-seat Sidney Harman Hall. In addition to STC productions appearing year-round, these spaces also accommodate presentations from outstanding local performing arts groups and nationally renowned organizations. The Company has been a fixture in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood since 1992.

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