Onstage in D.C.

Move over, politicos! The Nation's Capital also claims one of the hottest theater scenes in the country.
Cassandra M. Vanhooser

All the World's a Stage But D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company is more than just a player. Few perform the Bard's work with this level of mastery. The company now occupies a comfortable 450-seat stage in the Penn Quarter district, but they've also started construction on an 11- story building that will house the 776-seat Sidney Harman Hall. That's good news for Shakespeare fans. Shows here often sell out, but the theater sells standing room-only tickets for $10 starting one hour before the show. 450 Seventh Street NW.; (202) 547-1122 or www.shakespearetheatre.org. Living on the Edge The Studio Theatre, which features some of the city's most contemporary productions, unveiled a $13-million expansion last year. Now occupying three 14th Street buildings in one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods, the sleek facility illustrates the theater's dedication to historic preservation. 14th Street and P Street NW.; (202) 332-3300 or www.studiotheatre.org. Onstage In D.C." is from the February 2006 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.

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