The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0587 Wednesday, 30 March 2005
Date: Tuesday, 29 Mar 2005 13:52:46 -0500
Subject: Upcoming Event
Talking About the Folger's Upcoming "Clandestine Marriage" With its
Producer, Director, and Leading Actors
A SPRIGHTLY PROGRAM ABOUT AN 18TH-CENTURY CLASSIC
MONDAY, APRIL 11
Cash Bar 6:00, Dinner 7:00, Program 7:30 p.m.
WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW
$30 for Attendees Who Register Through the ESU or The Shakespeare Guild
In collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Woman's
National Democratic Club, the English-Speaking Union is pleased to
co-host an event at which four artists who are reviving an 18th-century
classic by David Garrick and George Colman will supply a preview of The
Clandestine Marriage. In this hilarious comedy, a prudent father, Mr.
Sterling, resolves that his daughters, Fanny and Betsey, will marry men
of wealth. His ambitions encounter complications, of course, and what
ensues is a romp through the English countryside.
With us for a charming evening of conversation will be Janet Alexander
Griffin, a versatile producer of performing arts and literary programs
who has garnered numerous awards during her two decades at the Library.
Also on hand will be Richard Clifford, a prominent London actor who has
appeared in several of Kenneth Branagh's films (among them Henry V,
Love's Labours' Lost, and Much Ado About Nothing) and earned accolades
as director of such previous Folger hits as All's Well That Ends Well,
Elizabeth the Queen, and She Stoops to Conquer. Completing our panel
will be two of Washington's most popular performers, Catherine Flye, an
actress, director, producer, and playwright who oversees the Interact
Theatre and whose credits include more than 45 nominations for Helen
Hayes Awards in nearly a dozen local venues, and Ted van Griethuysen, a
mainstay at The Shakespeare Theatre, where he has garnered critical
plaudits and delighted playgoers in leading roles for more than fifteen
years, and at Studio Theatre, where he recently won acclaim as the elder
A. E. Housman in a stellar production of Tom Stoppard's Invention of Love.
For more details on The Clandestine Marriage, which will be staged in
the Folger Theatre from April 15 through May 22 (with discounted tickets
available for $25 to those who cite this announcement), call (202)
544-7077. For information about a related exhibition, David Garrick
(1717-1779), A Theatrical Life, visit www.folger.edu.
To obtain more information about, and make reservations for, any of the
Executive Director John F. Andrews at (202) 234-4602. The ESU will be
happy to process orders that are placed with MasterCard and Visa accounts.
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