Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shakespeare in the original Klingon

On September 25 at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, the Washington Shakespeare Company (WSC) will present selections from Shakespeare performed in English and Klingon.  The President of WSC Board, Marc Okrand, is none other than the creator of the Klingon language.  He will introduce the performance and answer questions at the end.  In addition, legendary Star Trek actor George Takei ("Mr. Sulu") is scheduled to appear.  Takei remarked, “It will be a new and exciting experience for me, and I’m looking forward to boldly going where I’ve never gone before!”  Hmmm, I think I've heard that before.

Start saving for this event now.  Ticket cost starts at $150, but that includes four flexible-use passes for WSC 2010-2011 season shows.  It's far cheaper than space travel.

If you haven't already heard, the WSC is moving into the new Artisphere in Rosslyn.  Christopher Henley, the WSC's Artistic Director, remarked, "We will be part of a real neighborhood."  You will be indeed.  Welcome to Rosslyn.  I'm glad to have a theater company in the neighborhood that doesn't suffer from the acute self-consciousness of Hamlet.  Play on!

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