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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
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Two award-winning writers explore the themes of love, politics, and cultural dislocation—the pull of dual loyalties so integral to the experience of leaving one’s home for a new country.

A recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her new book, The Thing Around Your Neck, is a collection of short stories set in Nigeria and in America.

Fae Myenne Ng’s current novel, Steer Toward Rock, which the Chicago Tribune called “relentlessly fierce and unstintingly lovely,” was awarded the 2008 American Book Award and was supported by the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, and the Lannan Foundation. Her first novel, Bone, was a finalist for the 1994 PEN/Faulkner Award.

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare’s day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.