Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, has officially announced the bulk of the Washington, D.C., company's 2013–2014 season, which supplements its Shakespeare with a couple of old favorites.
The season's centerpiece will be the continuation of the Clarice Smith Repertory Series with Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, directed by Kahn and Alan Paul. Measure for Measure, directed by Jonathan Munby, is the other Shakespeare selection; also on the bill are Oscar Wilde’s comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Keith Baxter, and Noël Coward’s Private Lives, directed by Maria Aitken.
“All of the plays in our 2013-2014 Season are masterpieces of their own genre,” Kahn said in a press release. “I’m looking forward to our new season of sharp comedies and powerful classics with expert directors.” Kahn said audiences can expect to see “casts that include well-loved veterans of the STC stages along with some new faces.”
The company's annual Free For All production will be a remounting of Much Ado About Nothing, originally directed by Ethan McSweeny.
A sixth production will be determined in the near future to complete the subscription series.
February 21, 2013