Tartuffe
by Molière
adapted by David Ball
directed by Dominique Serrand
SEGERSTROM STAGE
May 9, 2014 - June 8, 2014

Tartuffe

Celebrate SCR’s landmark 50th Season with an impassioned revival of the classic comedy about a false prophet with friends in high places. As a family watches in astonishment, the head of the household falls under Tartuffe’s spell. But it’s hard for thoughts to turn heavenward, especially when someone is hiding in the closet—or under the table. In the hands of Director Dominique Serrand, this Tartuffe has been called “startlingly relevant” (Talkin’ Broadway) and “visually marvelous” (Minneapolis City Pages). A Paris native, Serrand is a director, designer and actor, who has been knighted by the French government. Prepare for the fun—and the fervor—of his Tartuffe.

Previews: May 9-15, 2014
Opening Night: May 16, 2014
Regular Performances: May 17 – June 8, 2014

Recommendation: This play has sexual content.

Running Time: Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Molière was the leading French comic actor, stage director, and dramatic theoretician of the seventeenth century. He was born Jean Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622.  In 1643, he incorporated an acting troupe, The Illustrious Theatre. It was at roughly the same time that he acquired the pseudonym Molière. With this company, he played an unsuccessful season in Paris and went bankrupt, then left to tour the provinces from about 1646 to 1658. During these 12 years, he polished his skills as actor, director, administrator, and playwright. In 1658 the troupe returned to Paris and played before Louis XIV and later he and his colleagues were appointed official providers of entertainment to the Sun King himself. In the following twenty-four years, starting with The Precious Maidens Ridiculed (1659) and ending with The Imaginary Invalid (1673), Molière advanced from being a gifted adapter of Italian-derived sketches to a writer whose best plays had the lasting impact of tragedies. In the late 1660s, Molière developed a lung ailment from which he never recovered, although he continued to write, act, direct, and manage his troupe as energetically as before. He finally collapsed on February 17, 1673, after the fourth performance of The Imaginary Invalid, and died at home that evening. Molière's principal short plays (in one or two acts) include: The Jealous Husband (1645?), The Flying Doctor (1648?), Sganarelle (1660), The Rehearsal at Versailles (1663), and The Forced Marriage (1664). The longer plays (in three or five acts) include: The School For Husbands (1661), The School For Wives (1662), Tartuffe (1664), Don Juan (1665), The Misanthrope (1666), The Doctor In Spite Of Himself (1666), Amphitryon (1668), The Miser (1668), George Dandin (1668), The Bourgeois Gentleman (1670), Scapin (1671) and The Learned Ladies (1672).

David Ball (Adaptation) is an award-winning playwright, director, novelist, and drama theoretician, who wrote Backwards and Forwards, the standard script analysis textbook for the past quarter century. He was dramaturg and playwright at Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater in the 1970s; professor of acting, directing, playwriting and dramaturgy at Carnegie Mellon University in the early 1980s; artistic director of Pittsburgh’s Metro Theater; and director of Duke University Drama through 1991. His plays and adaptations have been staged at major regional theatres and Off-Broadway, including The Miser and Tartuffe for Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune. His Swamp Outlaw, a Civil War-era novel of Lumbee Indian Henry Berry Lowery and his outlaw raiders, is a Kindle favorite. He has had the privilege of working with director Dominique Serrand for 25 years. In a baffling (even to himself) career change, for 15 years, Ball has been America’s most influential jury consultant. His favorite job ever: taxi driver in 1961.

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Cast
Cate Scott Campbell
Cate Scott Campbell (Elmire) previously appeared at SCR in Pride and Prejudice. Her other theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at La Jolla Playhouse and several productions with Chalk Repertory Theatre, including the world premiere of Mommune. In New York, Campbell appeared in The Contrast (Mirror Repertory Company) and produced and starred in an evening of short plays at The Barrow Group. Her television credits include “One Life to Live” and the final season of “How I Met Your Mother.” Campbell graduated from Northwestern University and received an MFA from UC San Diego. Most recently, she was invited into the performance track at The Groundlings.

Christopher Carley
Christopher Carley (Valere) is very pleased to be working at SCR for the first time. His New York theatre credits include, on Broadway, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (directed by Gary Hynes); off-Broadway, A Skull in Connemara (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Once in a Lifetime (Atlantic Theater Company); and off-off Broadway; On the Nature of Religion (Atlantic Theater Company) and Suspicious Package (Wordmonger Productions). Regionally, he has appeared in The Cripple of Inishman (Portland Center Stage) and Poor Beast in the Rain (directed by Wilson Milam). In film and television, his credits include Gran Torino (directed by Clint Eastwood), Lions for Lambs (directed by Robert Redford), Garden State (directed by Zach Braff), Agent Orange (directed by Tony Scott), American East, Miss Nobody, Homecoming, “The Sopranos,” “House,” “CSI: NY,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “ Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Numb3rs,” “Veronica Mars,” “Ro,” “Ed” and “Campus Ladies.” Carley received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts, where he was a university scholar.

Steven Epp
Steven Epp (Tartuffe) is making his SCR debut. Epp is an actor, writer, director and co-artistic director at Theatre de la Jeune Lune, winner of the 2005 Tony award for Best Regional Theatre, from 1983-2008. His acting credits include title roles in Tartuffe, Crusoe, Hamlet, Gulliver, Figaro, The Miser, The Servant of Two Masters and Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He co-authored Children of Paradise, winner of the 1993 Outer-Critics Circle award for best new play. His regional credits include productions at Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre, The Spoleto Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Intiman Theatre, CenterStage, The Shakespeare Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and The New Victory Theatre, off-Broadway. Epp is the co-artistic director of The Moving Company based in Minneapolis. He holds a degree in theatre and history from Gustavus Adolphus College. He was a 1999 Fox Fellow and a 2009 McKnight Playwrights Center Theatre Artist Fellow. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.

Brian Hostenske
Brian Hostenske (Damis) appeared at SCR previously in Pride and Prejudice, Noises Off, The Brand New Kid and Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business. His theatre credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Center Theatre Group, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them with Artists at Play (Los Angeles Ovation and GLAAD Media Award nominations), Playboy of the Western World at A Noise Within, The Winter’s Tale and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Mother Courage at La Jolla Playhouse. Hostenske received his BFA from the University of Evansville (Indiana) and his MFA from University of California, San Diego.


Nathan Keepers
Nathan Keepers (Laurent) is making his SCR debut. He co-runs The Moving Company in Minneapolis, where he has co-conceived, written, directed and performed (respectively) in For Sale, Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Werther and Lotte, All’s Fair and Come Hell and High Water. For 11 seasons, Keepers was with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, where he co-created and performed in many productions including Chez Pierre, The Little Prince, Amerika, Fishtank, The Deception, The Miser, Tartuffe and others. In Minneapolis, he has been seen on stage at The Jungle Theater (Waiting for Godot, Fully Committed, The Swan), Ten Thousand Things Theater, Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theatre Company. Nationally, Keepers has worked at PlayMakers Repertory, American Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and The Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. He has studied with Pierre Byland in Switzerland, and Philippe Gaulier in London.

Lenne Klingaman
Lenne Klingaman (Mariane) is making her SCR debut. Her recent credits include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Denver Center Theatre Company); Rita in Elvis’ Toenail (Sidewalk Studio Theatre); Viola in Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers, Henry IV, Part 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Richard III (Intiman Theatre); Flight (P3/east); The Rehearsal, Richard III, Noises Off (A Noise Within); and Measure for Measure, The Fantasticks (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). Her television and film credits include “Cold Case,” Dear White People, Twenties, Love: As You Like It and The Exchange. She recently starred in “The Lizzie Bennett Diaries” spin-off “Welcome to Sanditon.” She received her MFA in acting from the University of Washington.

Gregory Linington
Gregory Linington (Cleante) is making his SCR debut. He recently understudied all three roles in the world premiere of Discord: The Gospel According to Jefferson, Dickens & Tolstoy (and performed two of them). A 12-year company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2000-11), his favorite roles there include Berowne, Cassius, Gratiano, Edgar, Proteus, King Henry VI, Diomedes, Demetrius, Sebastian and Ferdinand; Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard; Mr. Marks in Intimate Apparel; Damis in Tartuffe; and Jack Rover in Wild Oats, among others. He has been part of world premieres at Oregon Shakespeare Festival including Equivocation, Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter and Throne of Blood, with tours to the Kennedy Center, Seattle Repertory, Arena Stage and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His television appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Shameless,” “Major Crimes” and “The West Wing.” He worked extensively with Misery Loves Company in Prague, Czech Republic (1995-99) and trained at the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts (Class of 1993). In 2013, he completed the Summer Intensive with SITI Company and Anne Bogart. He volunteers at Los Angeles High School, teaching Shakespeare. Linington currently lives in Los Angeles.

Michael Manuel
Michael Manuel (Madame Pernelle/Officer) is happy to be returning to SCR, where he appeared as Big Stone in Eurydice, Francis Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in numerous readings and workshops since 1994. Manuel was last seen in Impro Theatre’s Shakespeare Unscripted at the Pasadena Playhouse. He has worked in regional theatres across the country including The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Group Theaters, Yale Repertory, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and Theatre For a New Audience on the East Coast. In Los Angeles, he has worked with the Mark Taper Forum, Cornerstone Theater Company, A Noise Within, Shakespeare Festival LA, Geffen Playhouse, Interact Theatre Company, Upright Citizens Brigade, Main Street Players, About Productions and Parson’s Nose. He has appeared in numerous television programs and films. Manuel is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Luverne Seifert
Luverne Seifert (Orgon) is making his SCR debut. His performance credits include The 39 Steps, Servant of Two Masters, The Government Inspector, The Ugly One (Guthrie Theater); Music Man, Measure for Measure, Vasa Lisa, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, Othello, Raskol, Richard the Third, Little Shop of Horrors, Antigone (Ten Thousand Things Theater); and For Sale (The Moving Company). His other theatre credits include Polonius in Hamlet, (off-Broadway, New Victory Theater); Tartuffe, Amerika, The Three Musketeers, Chez Pierre, Children of Paradise, Gulliver, Twelfth Night, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Yang Zen Froggs, Germinal, Don Juan Giovanni (Theatre de la Jeune Lune, where he was an artistic associate); The 39 Steps (Arizona Repertory Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Tales of a West Texas Marsupial Girl, Antigone (Children’s Theatre Company) and productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory, ArtsEmerson and Spoleto Festival. He is currently head of the bachelor of arts actor training program at the University of Minnesota. He received a 2003 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists and a 2009 Ivey Award. Training Augsburg College, Burlesque Center for Clown, Switzerland.

Suzanne Warmanen
Suzanne Warmanen (Dorine) is making her SCR debut. Her theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, A View From the Bridge, Lost in Yonkers, Pirates of Penzance, Hedda Gabler, The Playboy of the Western World, Summer and Smoke, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Rover, A Doll’s House, Top Girls, Tone Clusters, Naomi in the Livingroom and A Christmas Carol—all at Guthrie Theater; A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur at Gremlin Theatre; All’s Fair/The War Within at The Moving Company; Amerika, or the Man Who Disappeared at Theatre de la Jeune Lune and Measure for Measure at Ten Thousand Things Theatre. Her recordings include the vocal CD “All Around Woman.” She appeared in the film Herman, U.S.A. She earned her MFA at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and her BFA at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is the recipient of the 2009 Society of Promethians award.
Ensemble
Becca Lustgarten
Becca Lustgarten (Servant) is thrilled to be returning to the SCR stage this season, where she recently portrayed Letta in Death of a Salesman, directed by Marc Masterson. Her favorite credits include Three Sisters at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, directed by Michael Greif, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Hangar Theatre, directed by Kevin Moriarty, and a number of new plays developed and produced by the Actors Studio NYC and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts Drills. Lustgarten received her BFA in theatre arts from Boston University and studied at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She is a graduate of the South Coast Repertory Acting Intensive Program. In addition to her theatrical work, she is a musician and singing bartender.

James macEwan
James MacEwan (Soldier/Officer) was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a graduate of South Coast Repertory’s Acting Intensive Program and is thrilled to return to SCR after appearing in A Christmas Carol in 2013. Some highlights from his South African credits include Mamma Mia, The Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Don’t Drink the Water and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. He has appeared on international television in “Wild at Heart” and the HBO series “Generation Kill.”

Callie Prendiville
Callie Prendiville (Servant) is a graduate of the SCR Acting Intensive Program, and has also studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum and Queen Mary College in London. Recent credits include Mary in The Car Plays at La Jolla Playhouse; Cecily in The Odd Couple at North Coast Repertory; Abigail in The Crucible at MOXIE Theatre; Emma in The Language Archive; and Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird. She is also an actor with the Story Pirates, a sketch comedy troupe that encourages literacy by performing stories written by children. Prendiville holds a BA in theatre arts from the University of San Diego and an MFA in performance in theatre, television, and film from CSU Los Angeles. Callieprendiville.com.

Nick Slimmer
Nick Slimmer (Servant/Officer) is thrilled to be returning to SCR’s Segerstrom Stage for his second show of the season, previously appearing as Thomas Shelley in A Christmas Carol. Slimmer is a graduate of South Coast Repertory’s Acting Intensive Program, as well as a graduate of SCR’s Teen Acting Program. He plans on attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the fall on a merit scholarship. Some of his favorite past roles include Peter in Peter Pan (Arts and Learning Conservatory), Matt in Dog Sees God (Garage Theatre), Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods (SCR Youth Conservatory), Henry Crawford in Mansfield Park (SCR YC) and Cat in the Hat in Seussical (SCR YC).
Creative Team
Dominique Serrand (Director/Scenic Design) is making his SCR directing debut. He is co-artistic director of The Moving Company, with Steven Epp, a company dedicated to creating new work and reimagining work from the past. A Paris native, Serrand was artistic director and one of the co-founders of Theatre de la Jeune Lune from 1978 to 2008. He studied at the National Circus School and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Serrand has acted, conceived, directed and designed for most Jeune Lune productions for more than 30 years, concentrating primarily on directing. His directing credits include The Kitchen, Lulu, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Romeo and Juliet, Red Noses, 1789, Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream, 3 Musketeers, The Pursuit of Happiness, Queen Elizabeth, Tartuffe, Gulliver, The Seagull, The Miser, The Little Prince and Amerika, or the Disappearance. He staged several operas including The Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Juan Giovanni, Figaro, Carmen, Maria de Buenos Aires and Mefistofele. Serrand has directed on numerous stages including PlayMakers Repertory, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, amongst others. He is a USA/Ford and Bush fellow. In 2005, Theatre de la Jeune Lune received a Tony Award for best regional theatre. Serrand has been knighted by the French government in the order of Arts and Letters.

Thomas Buderwitz (Scenic Design) designed The Whale, The Prince of Atlantis, The Trip to Bountiful, Three Days of Rain, The Weir, Crimes of the Heart, Collected Stories, The Heiress, Doubt, Pig Farm, Bach at Leipzig, Proof, A Delicate Balance, A Christmas Carol (12 seasons), But Not for Me and the 2007-13 Galas for SCR. He has designed for other theatres including Intiman Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Laguna Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Reprise Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Rubicon Theatre Company, Theatre @ Boston Court, A Noise Within, Antaeus Company, PCPA Theaterfest, and San Diego Repertory, among many others. Buderwitz has received four Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. His television designs include specials and series for every major broadcast and cable network. He has been honored with three Emmy Award nominations and an Art Directors Guild Award nomination. tombuderwitz.com

Sonya Berlovitz (Costume Design) is making her SCR design debut. She designed costumes for more than 50 productions at Theatre de la Jeune Lune between 1980-2008 including Carmen, Medea, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Magic Flute, The Miser, Hamlet, Don Juan Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutti and Maria de Buenos Aires. Her productions elsewhere have included works at The Moving Company, PlayMakers Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Jungle Theater, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Theatre Latte Da, Arena Dances and Minnesota Dance Theatre. Berlovitz has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including The Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Best Costume Design award (The Green Bird 2000), Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grant (2005 and 2013) and a McKnight Theatre Artists Fellowship (1999). In 2007 and 2011 Berlovitz participated in the Prague Quadrennial, a juried worldwide exhibition of theatrical design.

Marcus Dilliard (Lighting Design) is making his SCR design debut. He has designed for theatre, opera and dance across North America and in Europe, including numerous productions for Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Guthrie Theater, Theatre Latte Da, Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Children’s Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater and Intiman Theatre. He has also designed for Penumbra Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Athens Festival, Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theater, Black Label Movement, Flying Foot Forum, Katha Dance Theater, Portland Opera, San Diego Opera, The Spoleto Festival (Italy), Flanders Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Pacific, Ordway Music Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Vancouver Opera, Le Opera de Montreal, Canadian Opera Company, Chicago Opera Theater and Boston Lyric Opera. He is the recipient of an Ivey Award, a Sage Award and two McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships. He is the head of the design and technical theater program at the University of Minnesota and is a member of United Scenic Artists, the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology and is a graduate of Boston University’s School for the Arts.

Corinne Carrillo (Sound Design) is the audio supervisor at SCR. She also served as the resident sound designer for the Laguna Playhouse for three seasons. Some of her sound designs include Shirley Valentine, Private Lives, Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, Plaid Tidings, Chapter Two, Having It All and Steel Magnolias. She is the resident sound designer for Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, for whom she designed the world premiere of Angel of the Desert at SCR as part of Studio SCR. She has designed two world premiere musicals at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Unfortunates and The Cocoanuts. She is currently in production at Cal State University Northridge’s production of Electricidad. Carrillo is also thrilled to be a part of SCR’s Dialogue/Diálogos production of The Long Road Today/ El Largo Camino Hoy in September. She is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA program in sound design.

Kathryn Davies (Stage Manager) previously stage managed Reunion, Trudy and Max in Love, Ivy+Bean: the Musical, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Sight Unseen, Topdog/Underdog, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Doctor Cerberus, Ordinary Days, Our Mother’s Brief Affair, The Injured Party, The Brand New Kid and Imagine at SCR. Her favorite credits include Dividing the Estate at Dallas Theater Center; La Bohème at Tulsa Opera; The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe; Daddy Long Legs at Laguna Playhouse; Tosca and La Fille du Régiment at Opera Ontario; Of Mice and Men at Theatre Calgary/CanStage/Neptune Theatre; The Dresser at Manitoba Theatre Centre; Skylight at Tarragon Theatre; To Kill a Mockingbird at Citadel Theatre/Manitoba Theatre Centre/Theatre Calgary and The Designated Mourner at Tarragon Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Davies also has worked as head theatre representative at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, AFI Fest (part of the American Film Institute), Los Angeles Film Festival and as team leader at Sundance.

Jamie A. Tucker (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to be in his 12th season at SCR. Tucker completed his MFA in dance, specializing in stage management, at UC Irvine in 1994. Since coming to SCR, he has stage-managed or assisted on 65 productions. Some of his favorites have been the world premieres of Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain, The Violet Hour and The Dazzle; Rolin Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow; and Noah Haidle’s Mr. Marmalade. Other favorites include Elemeno Pea, Jitney, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Crimes of the Heart, Fences, Anna in the Tropics, The Trip to Bountiful, A View from the Bridge, Chinglish, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet and The Light in the Piazza. He has had the pleasure of working seven seasons on La Posada Mágica and six seasons at the helm of A Christmas Carol. If you can’t find him in the theatre, he is likely to be riding his bike through the canyons of South Orange County. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Co-Producer). In four decades, four million people have enjoyed more than 300 shows at Berkeley Rep. These shows have gone on to win five Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other honors. In recognition of its place on the national stage, Berkeley Rep was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. Its bustling facilities—which include the 400-seat Thrust Stage, the 600-seat Roda Theatre, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, the Osher Studio, and a spacious new campus in West Berkeley—are helping revitalize an illustrious city. A not-for-profit organization, the theatre welcomes an annual audience of 200,000, serves 23,000 students, and hosts dozens of community groups every year, thanks to 1,000 volunteers and more than 330 artists, artisans, and administrators. For more information, call (510) 647-2949 or visit berkeleyrep.org.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's (Co-Producer) 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. The Company’s home is the Harman Center for the Arts, consisting of the 775-seat Sidney Harman Hall and the 451-seat Lansburgh Theatre, both located in downtown Washington’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. The Company annually produces eight mainstage plays in its two downtown theatres as well as one free play each summer. The leadership of Artistic Director Michael Kahn has established the company as “the nation’s foremost Shakespeare company” (The Wall Street Journal). The 2011-12 Season marked the 25th anniversary of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. and as recipients of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award. For more information, visit ShakespeareTheatre.org.
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