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The National Building Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with the University of South Carolina, present The Playhouse.
July 1 @ 7:00 pm - September 6 @ 10:00 pm EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C.—April 27, 2022—The National Building Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with the University of South Carolina, are partnering this summer to present The Playhouse. Starting on Friday, July 1–and running through September 6, 2022–visitors can step back in time with the Bard for the latest iteration of the Museum’s Summer Block Party. An exciting Festival stage, developed by Jim Hunter, Department Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina, which comfortably fits into the Museum’s immense—and air conditioned—Great Hall, will welcome visitors as they arrive. By day it provides a venue for unique experiences related to theater—from behind-the-scenes tours to sword-fighting demonstrations and other hands-on activities. At night The Playhouse transforms into a stage for Shakespeare’s most famous, fairy-filled comedy for Folger Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Victor Malana Maog.
Visiting The Playhouse during the day is included with Museum admission; tickets to evening performances of Midsummer are a separate purchase. Ticketing information below.