Venue Details

216 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Member Tips

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There are no decent restaurants within walking distance. We ate at a horrible Thai rest.
info May 03 2012 star this tip starred
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Don't worry about getting TOO dressed up here, it's more of a casual vibe.
info May 03 2012 star this tip starred
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Try Burrito Brothers on Pennsylvania Avenue. Cheap eats, but tasty.
info May 07 2012 star this tip starred
We saw the full range from a sequined gown to blue jeans -- whatever suits your mood
info May 11 2012 star this tip starred
Wine, soft drinks and cofee available during intermission in the exhibit area
info May 11 2012 star this tip starred
Parking can be tricky....take metro.
info May 15 2012 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

64 ratings
4.7 average rating
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attended May 02 2012

This is another fantastic production at the Folger, this time set in the Wild West. The gender-bending casting includes Sarah Marshall and Holly Twyford in traditional male roles, and the leads are everything one would want in a Petruchio and Kate.

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16 reviews
440 stars
attended May 13 2012

I sometimes have a problem following Shakespeare and have to read the synopsis before, during and after the performance. This performance was so excellent that I got lost in the story and forgot that it was Shakespeare. Don't miss it!

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16 reviews
5 stars
attended May 02 2012

What a great show by Folger Theatre! I loved the setting and the music! This was a wonderful interpretation of a great play.

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Quotes & Highlights

Video Preview director and cast of Folger Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew tell the story of the play.


Riotous events lead to the seemingly ill-fated marriage of the arrogant Petruchio and the headstrong Kate. Full of wit and lusty humor, Shakespeare’s quintessential battle of the sexes redefines the boundaries of love

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.