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Shakespeare Theatre Costume Sale Oct. 20

 The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is giving the public an opportunity to own a piece of theatre history for the first time in three years.

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 the STC costume shop (507 Eighth St. SE) will open for a public sale.

The sale will include a collection of over 1,000 items such as period pieces, ball gowns, dress coats, shoes, hats and countless other one-of-a-kind items.

The sale will also feature props seen on stage STC productions, such as furniture, a vintage wheelchair, and at least one throne.

Pieces were all made by STC’s talented artisans for mainstage productions, including Romeo & Juliet (2016); Macbeth (2017); Twelfth Night (2017) The Metromaniacs (2015); The Critic (2015); The School for Lies (2017); Kiss Me, Kate (2015); and many more.

“It really is a treasure trove for people looking for something a little different—and there’s a style to suit all tastes and budget,” said STC Director of Costumes Barbara Hicks. “So, whether you need a jaw-dropping Halloween costume or a few handcrafted pieces to add to your wardrobe, the sale is a perfect way to snatch up a unique and fun bargain.”

Prices start at $1.

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is the nation’s leading premier classical theatre company. Today, STC is synonymous with artistic excellence and making classical theatre more accessible to audiences in and around the nation’s capital.


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