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Pre-Season Limited Engagements include Academy Award nominee David Strathairn in the moving biographical drama Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski and the triumphant return of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner

Washington, D.C. July 19, 2021—Single sale tickets for Shakespeare Theatre Company’s pre-season limited engagement performances of both James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner and Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski starring David Strathairn go on sale today at 9 a.m. ET.

Deemed “a not-to-be-missed production of a great American work” (MD Theatre Guide), THE AMEN CORNERwill return to STC for a two-week run September 14-26, 2021 at Sidney Harman Hall. Directed by STC Associate Director and Obie Award and Lilly Award-winning Director Whitney White, the play was a critical and commercial success, but its original run was curtailed in March 2020 by the pandemic. The “outstanding cast with some of the best, and most soulful, choir-trained voices from D.C.’s musical theatre scene” (Whisk and Quill)  includes previously announced returning cast members including Tristan André, E. Faye Butler, Mia Ellis, Francese, Chiké Johnson, Jade Jones, Phil McGlaston, Nia-Aiyana Meeks, Robert E. Person, Jasmine M. Rush, Theodore Sapp, Lauryn Simone, Deidra LaWan Starnes, and Antonio Michael Woodard. Howard University faculty member and frequent actress at Studio Theatre and Mosaic Theater Company Roz White (Dreamgirls National Tour) will join the cast as Odessa.The revival allows James Baldwin’s masterpiece to reach even more audiences in the District as the theatres safely return to full-capacity seating with safety guidelines established. Tickets are priced $35-$120. For more information or to purchase tickets for The Amen Corner, please visit:

In October, Academy Award nominee DAVID STRATHAIRN (Good Night, and Good Luck; Nomadland) makes his STC debut in a captivating performance in REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI, written by DEREK GOLDMAN and CLARK YOUNG, and directed by Goldman. Jan Karski was a courier for the Polish Underground, who smuggled vital information and his own eyewitness reports of the destruction of the Jewish people to America and eventually the White House. Remember This explores the life and legacy of this revered Holocaust witness, diplomat, activist, and Georgetown University professor who was imprisoned, tortured, and almost broken before becoming “Humanity’s Hero.” Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski will be at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh from October 6  – 17, 2021. Tickets are priced $35-$120. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

Subscriptions remain on sale for the 2021/22 Play On! Season including the world-premiere of the Broadway-bound, Britney Spears’ jukebox musical Once Upon a One More Time, Thornton Wilder’s touching classic Our Town, a co-production with Theatre for a New Audience of The Merchant of Venice starring John Douglas Thompson, Artistic Director Simon Godwin’s updated Much Ado About Nothing, and Red Velvet, a playabout the pioneering Black Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge.  

All dates, titles, and artists are subject to change.

Full 5-show subscriptions as well as 3- and 4-show subscriptions are on sale now at Single tickets for all shows will be available for purchase later this year. Early access to single tickets will be made available to STC Subscribers and Members.

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2021/22 Season is made possible by Michael R. Klein and Joan Fabry and the Harman Family Foundation.

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