Culture Across the Capital

 The Kennedy Center will host several award-winning plays during the 2012-13 season.  Among the offerings, is the Book of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon received nine Tony awards.  The price to view the performance will be high.  According to The Washington Post,   the asking price for a center orchestra seat is $636. 

The Washington National Cathedral host a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. The concert is on  Saturday, March 10 at 5 pm. There is more information available at the Cathedral’s website.

The remarkable achievements of statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin are on display at the National Archives.  Franklin’s established an international reputation as America’s man for all seasons. 

Dr. Franklin’s diplomacy secured the military alliance with France.  French military support underscored the American victory over England in the War of Independence. The last date for the exhibition is on May 6.

What if Shakespeare had a sister? Novelist Virginia Woolf asked this question in A  Room of One’s Own. Woolf through Judith Shakespeare (a fictional character) imagined the obstacles female writers face during the age of Queen Elizabeth I.  Woolf was unaware of many female writers since their work were never published .

The Folger Shakespeare Library’s latest exhibition Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of English and European Women Writers, 1500-1700   offers more resources to explore the contribution of women writers during Shakespeare’s time.  The price of admission is free and it runs until May 20.

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