Shakespeare's "King John" has never been produced in Washington (for that matter, it's hardly ever produced, period). Washington's Shakespeare Theatre, however, is making up for the oversight with a production directed by Michael Kahn, who has incorporated material from the anonymous play "The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England."
Returning to the Shakespeare Theatre to play the title role is Philip Goodwin, who recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of "The Diary of Anne Frank." The monarch's mother, Queen Eleanor, is being played by Baltimore actress Tana Hicken, who just played the same character in the co-production of "The Lion in Winter" at Everyman Theatre and Silver Spring's Round House Theatre.
Show times at the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St. N.W., Washington, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays (except Jan. 26), Wednesdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except Jan. 24) and noon March 3 and 4. Tickets are $14-$56. Call 202-547-1122.
Pub Date: 01/21/99