The first installment of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Classic Conversations” series, a sort of “Inside the Actors’ Studio” with Artistic Director Michael Kahn in James Lipton’s place, will feature Patrick Stewart as the guest.

            The series kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall and is part of STC’s 25th Anniversary Season. Kahn and the guest (future guests and dates TBA) will discuss all aspects of classical theatre, from its influence on their past to its role in the present.

            Patrick Stewart, who most remember as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Professor Xavier from the X-Men films, portrayed the titular role in STC’s “Othello” during the 1997-1998 season. He has also appeared in the Shakespearean works of “Macbeth,” “The Tempest,” “Twelfth Night” and “Hamlet.”

            Tickets for the event are $35 and can be reserved online or by calling the box office at 202-547-1122.