Venue Details

829 Star Starred
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122
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JB
Metered parking is available 2 blocks from the theater around the triangle by Indiana and E Street. Spots are usually available if you arrive in the area around 6:00.
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JB
Daikaya Isakaya is a block and a half from the theater, takes reservations, and wasn't terribly crowded. They also have happy hour specials that are available at tables, as well as the bar.
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Reviews & Ratings

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28 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 02 2011

I attended the Wednesday (2/2) matinee. While I was prepared to tackle the Scottish accents and the story, I was not prepared for the music and the singing! This is a multi-dimensional staging with bagpipes, vocal duets, and very creative...continued

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 02 2011

This show was absolutely riveting. Before the show started, I pulled out a tissue to have on hand expecting it to be a tear-jerker, but I did not need to use it. Yes, there were many poignant moments, but there was also a lot of humor. There...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 02 2011

Some of finest theatre to hit the Washington stage: powerful, beautifully acted, gripping, amazing effects--could continue but readers get the point. It was a privilege to be in audience. Thank you Goldstar, once again! Fabulous seats at half...continued

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Website

http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/details.aspx?id=358&source=l

Quotes & Highlights

“…one of the most richly human works of art to have emerged from this long-lived war.” —The New York Times
See a preview video of the show.

Description

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents

A production by The National Theatre of Scotland

Black Watch

by Gregory Burke

directed by John Tiffany

Hurtling from a pool room in Scotland to an armored wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. John Tiffany’s production from the National Theatre of Scotland makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.

This show contains very strong language, loud explosions and strobe lighting. It is recommended for those age 13 and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.