Three of Washington’s leading theaters stage works by cutting-edge playwrights.
Arena Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Ford’s Theatre have teamed up with counterparts at the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of Austria to present plays by three of the most famous and sought-after playwrights writing today: Marius von Mayenburg, Ewald Palmetshofer, and Lukas Bärfuss. As they are read aloud by some of Washington, DC’s best actors led by some of the city’s best theater directors, these plays by European playwrights relatively unknown in the United States will come alive with their borderless themes, unforgettable characters, masterful writing and dramatic impact. Following each reading, a playwright, translator or theater expert will lead a discussion between the audience and the cast members; each evening will culminate with a reception and a chance to meet the artists.
Through June 27, 2011