Gallu acknowledges that the material is dated. “We’ve got 12 white guys,” he said, and though there are scripts that allow for unconventional casting, including women and minorities, the Keegan’s production will stick to the traditional version. “In that sense, it feels dated,” he said. “But it does, despite that, still touch on these real questions of how you judge guilt. I don’t think you lose that.”
Monday to March 25, Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW,
Beam me up, Shakespeare
For its second annual benefit, WSC Avant Bard will be, in the company’s words, “beaming the Bard Klingons back to Rosslyn.”
In case one is fluent in neither Shakespeare nor “Star Trek,” this means WSC Avant Bard’s benefit Sunday will feature scenes from Shakespeare in both English and Klingon, a language conceived for the “Star Trek” movies. “Shakespeare in Klingon II: The Wrath of (Michael) Kahn” will, as the name suggests, include Michael Kahn, artistic director of the District’s Shakespeare Theatre Company.
WSC promises a one-night extravaganza of Klingon, a skit by local playwright Allyson Currin, arcane Shakespeare trivia — not that any of it will seem arcane to Kahn, the featured guest — and an after-party at the Palomar Hotel. After all, the folks at WSC have a pretty intimate relationship with Klingon: Board President Marc Okrand is the linguist who invented the language.
Sue Palka, Emmy-winning meteorologist, will emcee, and performers will include plenty of WSC alumni: Delia Taylor, Delancy Williams, founding ensemble members Brian Hemmingsen and Nanna Ingvarsson. Artistic directors Michael Dove of Forum, Kathleen Akerley of Longacre Lea Productions and Colin Hovde of Theater Alliance will also join in the festivities.
There are two tiers of tickets for the event. A $250 ticket includes the reception after the show and four flexible-use passes to WSC Avant Bard’s 2012-13 season; the $85 option does not include the reception and instead comes with two flexible-use passes for the 2011-12 season.
Sunday, Rosslyn Spectrum, 1911 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington,