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This week at The Playhouse, August 15 – 21

There’s always something to do at The Playhouse. This week, join us for a free concert from the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, learn about the history of potions and cocktails from mixologists and historians, and immerse yourself in the Midsummer forest. Visit The Playhouse at the National Building Museum Thursday – Monday, 11 am – 4 pm…. Continue Reading »


Words, Words, Words: ‘Learwife’ by J. R. Thorp

The Folger’s virtual book club returns on Thursday, September 8 with a discussion of Learwife by J. R. Thorp. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this unique perspective on Shakespeare’s epic tragedy.


This week at The Playhouse: August 8 – 14

This week at The Playhouse, take an in-depth look at the Folger’s renovation with its designers, make your own miniature comic book, and jam out to tunes by Justin Trawick and the Common Good.