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Michael Kahn, Ethan McSweeny et al. Set to Direct for Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2011-2012 Season logo
Michael Kahn
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The Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the line-up and directors for its 2011-2012, 25th Anniversary season.

The company's annual Free For All production will be Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, remounted from director David Muse's 2008 staging. It will play the Sidney Harman Hall, August 18-September 4.

The company's artistic director, Michael Kahn, will helm Jean-François Regnard's 1706 French farce The Heir Apparent, adapted by David Ives, in the Lansburgh Theatre, September 6 - October 23. Next up will be Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Ethan McSweeny in Sidney Harman Hall, November 23-January 1. PJ Paparelli will helm Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the Lansburgh, January 17 - March 4.

Kahn will direct Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude in Sidney Harman Hall, March 27 - April 29. Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters will follow in an adaptation by Constance Congdon, to be directed by Christopher Bayes in the Lansburgh, May 15-July 1. The season will conclude with Stephen Rayne's production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, to be performed in Sidney Harman Hall, June 12 - July 15.

STC will also present limited engagements of the Richard-Rodgers-Lorenz Hart-George Abbott musical The Boys from Syracuse in a concert adaptation by David Ives, directed by Alan Paul (November 4-6), and Two Gentlemen of Verona - a rock opera, with music by Galt MacDermot, lyrics by John Guare, and book by Guare and Mel Shapiro (January 27-29).

There will also be day-long readings of The Henry VI Plays, encompassing all of Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy. The readings will be free and open to the public; dates and cast will be announced shortly. In addition, audiences will be invited to join STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn for a series of in-depth discussions on classical theatre and the craft of acting. Dates and guest actors will be announced shortly.

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