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216 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Doug
Dress was casual,
info Feb 23 2009 star this tip starred
Doug
The food and drinks at the book signing was tasty.
info Feb 23 2009 star this tip starred
Doug
We were able to park a block away on the street in a very safe areas.
info Feb 23 2009 star this tip starred

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http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?wotypeid=7&season=c&woid=482

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Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1963. His rich and varied ensemble of works include Tepper Isn’t Going Out, which he claims is the first parking novel, two books of verse on the Bush Administration, a collection of reportage on murders, and three books on eating that were republished as “The Tummy Trilogy.” His most recent book is About Alice, a memoir.

What other American writer might be praised for work that is “horrifyingly mouth-watering” or lauded because “he can make a silk purse out of such routine merchandise as zipping and unzipping a snowsuit”? About Obviously On: the Bush Administration in Rhyme, Trillin himself said, “We weren’t going to know whether you could bring down a presidency with iambic pentameter until somebody tried it.”

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.