Correction: This post was updated to reflect that the Shakespeare Theatre Company is in talks to add a Baryshnikov Productions’ “Man in a Case” for the 2013-14 season, but it is not yet confirmed. The earlier version of this post also said tickets were currently available to STC subscribers, but has been changed to reflect that tickets will be not be available until Monday, March 18.
In addition to the five “masterpieces of the genre,” as Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director Michael Kahn called them, announced a sixth mainstage production, the presentation South Africa’s “Mies Julie” and is in talks to add the presentation Baryshnikov Productions’ “Man in a Case” to round out their 2013-14 season.
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” the Stephen Sondheim musical people are always referencing when they (or we) can’t come up with a better headline, will serve as associate director Alan Paul’s mainstage directing debut at STC. The show will run from Nov. 21, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2013. For the uninitiated, “A Funny Thing” is one of those, “Boy likes girl, girl is engaged to somebody else, boy enlists the aid of his Roman slave who is secretly attempting to be freed when the whole love story is over” kind of stories. Catchy tunes, too! That Sondheim guy. He knows his stuff.
The two presentations are South Africa’s “Mies Julie” (from Nov. 9 – 24) and Baryshnikov Productions’ “Man in a Case,” (Dec. 12 – 22) both of which are part of the STC Presents Series. “Mies Julie” takes place almost 20 years after apartheid in South Africa. “Man in a Case,” the Chekhov play, is a mash-up of dance, film, music, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, who people born before 1980 know as one of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation and possibly ever and people born after 1980 know as the guy Carrie didn’t marry on “Sex and the City.” He seems to have recovered nicely after getting jilted in Paris!
Tickets will be available for STC subscribers Monday, March 18. For information, call 202-547-1122 or check out STC’s website.