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Award-Winning Shakespeare Company .Performs at the Renwick Gallery

Media only: Amy Mannarino (202) 275-1592
Laura Baptiste (202) 275-1595

Museumgoers are being offered an exciting opportunity to enjoy live professional theatre at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition "Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright." The Shakespeare Theatre will perform a free reading of Work Song in the Renwick's Grand Salon at 2 p.m. on May 18; the performance will be repeated at 7 p.m. on June 5 and 26.

Directed by Steven Scott Mazzola, this new play by Eric Simonson and Jeffrey Hatcher explores Wright's fascinating career and life. Work Song looks at the architect's complex life from a different perspective and period of his career and consists of three acts. This play was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

"Through its time-travel and comedy, Work Song illuminates the inner workings of an architectural master," said Mazzola. "With its vivid portraits, larger than life main character and an ear to the voices of the century, Work Song is as much a portrait of the artist as it is a portrait of American history and the growth of the American spirit."

This free program is made possible by the generosity of Julie Waters and Sam Rose. "Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright" is on view through July 20, 2003. The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is located on Pennsylvania Ave. at 17th Street N.W., near both the Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Blue and Orange lines) Metrorail stations. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For information, call (202) 357-2700.

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Note to Editors: The public must make reservations by calling (202) 547-1122, extension 4.