Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

McKellen: Playing the Part
McKellen: Playing the Part

Uncover the life of one of the world’s true acting icons on Saturday, June 23 as we screen McKellen: Playing the Part.

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers Ian McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorized insight.

McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archival material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

The runtime for this screening is 96 minutes.

Sat 6/23/18 5:00PM McKellen: Playing the Part

Screening: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Screening: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Director Casey Mott spins Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love into a modern, riotous romp throughout sunny Los Angeles.

The star-studded cast includes Rachel Leigh Cook (Hermia), Fran Kranz (Bottom), Ted Levine (Theseus), Hamish Linklater (Lysander), Lily Rabe (Helena), Finn Wittrock (Demetrius), and more.

The runtime for this film is approximately one hour, forty minutes.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is rated PG13 and contains adult material. If you have questions about the content of the film, please contact the Folger Box Office.

Thu 6/28/18 7:00PM Screening: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's Macbeth
2018-19 CONSORT
Shakespeare's Macbeth

Shakespeare’s murderous tragedy is seen anew in Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation which delighted audiences for most of the 18th-century. This special engagement, with music performed by Folger Consort, features Helen Hayes Award-winners Ian Merrill Peakes and Kate Eastwood Norris, seen anew as the tragically ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Tue 9/4/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Wed 9/5/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Thu 9/6/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Tue 9/11/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Wed 9/12/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Thu 9/13/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Fri 9/14/18 8:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sat 9/15/18 2:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sat 9/15/18 8:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sun 9/16/18 2:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sun 9/16/18 7:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Tue 9/18/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Wed 9/19/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Thu 9/20/18 7:30PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Fri 9/21/18 8:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sat 9/22/18 2:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sat 9/22/18 8:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sun 9/23/18 2:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth
Sun 9/23/18 7:00PM Shakespeare's Macbeth

Early Music Seminar: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Led by Robert Eisenstein, this lively seminar offers a sneak peek at the music of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Wine reception included.

Wed 9/5/18 6:00PM Early Music Seminar: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Stage Director Talk: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Join Shakespeare’s Macbeth director Robert Richmond and project scholar Richard Schoch in this pre-show conversation as they share their insights on the road to bringing this epic production to the stage. A reception with light fare is included.

Thu 9/6/18 6:30PM Stage Director Talk: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Before Farm to Table Pop-Up: Macbeth

Join the Folger Collections team and Before Farm to Table scholars in exploring rare materials related to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Enhance your Consort experience with this pre-show pop-up event and get a behind-the-scenes look at items from the Folger vault.

This program is a part of the Folger-wide Mellon Foundation-funded project Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Culture.

Join us for the evening’s performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Purchase tickets online or by calling the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077.

Sat 9/8/18 7:00PM Before Farm to Table Pop-Up: Macbeth

Brews & Banter: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Enjoy craft brews from Bluejacket at this casual behind-the-scenes conversation with Shakespeare’s Macbeth cast members. Beer and light fare reception is included.

Thu 9/13/18 6:30PM Brews & Banter: Shakespeare's Macbeth

Ramie Targoff
2018-19 LECTURE
Ramie Targoff

Author Ramie Targoff reads from and discusses her latest book, Renaissance Woman. Targoff’s book explores the life of Vittoria Colonna - a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian Renaissance.

A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Tue 10/30/18 7:00PM Ramie Targoff