The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces an enriched 2012-2013 schedule for Happenings at the Harman, a free programming series featuring cross-genre performances by local artists. Interested parties can bring a bag lunch on their midday break to see performances by musicians, dancers, puppeteers and genre-mixers lasting one hour or less Wednesdays at noon in The Forum in Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW).
In addition to lunchtime programming, STC now hosts post-work Happenings Happy Hours once a month. Patrons may come directly from work, buy a beverage at the Forum bar and start their night by sampling a unique mix of performances.
STC Audience Enrichment Manager Hannah Hessel expressed enthusiasm for the Happy Hour offerings because they will allow audience members who can't get away from their desks at lunchtime the chance to discover local performers after work. “There are few options for post-work, pre-dinner or pre-show programming, especially downtown,” Hessel said. “This series helps to fill that void allowing audience members to unwind from the day and transition into their evening plans with an exciting performance!”
Previous Happenings at the Harman events include Improv with Press Play, French Cabaret with Barbara Papendorp, Beckett Shorts with Forum Theatre, DanceAntonini and classical guitarist J. Scott Matejicka.
The 2012-2013 schedule below boasts several returning favorites and a variety of new offerings. Reservations are not required to attend.
Happenings Happy Hours
Performances begin at 5:30 pm. Reservations not required.
10/10/12 Christylz Bacon
11/14/12 Quest Visual Theatre presents: Alonzo's Lullaby
12/12/12 Integriti Reeves
1/16/13 Taffety Punk's Rape of Lucrece
2/6/13 The Sweater Set
3/6/13 Furia Flamenca
5/8/13 Press Play