Roger Rees ("Grey's Anatomy," "Cheers") In Exploration of Shakespeare, What You Will
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
Folger Theatre hosts the world premiere of What You Will: By and About the Bard, a new one-man show by Royal Shakespeare Company alum and Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees. Produced by Folger Theatre in a special engagement of only five performances, the show is presented in conjunction with the Shakespeare in Washington festival and Folger Shakespeare Library’s 75th Anniversary.
Rees achieved stardom in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby_, which he later reprised for the television adaptation of the play. His illustrious career spans stage (_Indiscretions, The Real Thing, Hamlet), film (“The Prestige,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Frida”), and television (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing,” “Cheers”), and he is also an accomplished playwright and stage director. Rees is currently the Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
“Not only do we remember his stunning performance in the RSC’s epic Nickleby, but also his moving Hamlet, which remains a personal highlight after seeing it in London’s Barbican Center,” says Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin. “We are tremendously fortunate to have him come and be part of the Shakespeare celebrations this spring and know his show will impress and delight.”
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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.
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