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Potted Potter Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, is pleased to announce the return of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience—A Parody by Dan and Jeff, a 75-minute comedy production featuring all seven Harry Potter books, written and performed by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner. The production returns for a three-week engagement, May 30 – June 21, 2015, in the Company’s Lansburgh Theatre (450 7thStreet NW). 

A critic’s pick by The New York TimesNew York MagazineBoston GlobeChicago Daily Herald, and Time Out LondonPotted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting,” all seven Harry Potter books into 75 madcap minutes, aided by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The two former BBC hosts also invite audiences to engage in a real-life game of Quidditch, played according to Clarkson and Turner’s unique (and definitely not canon) set of rules. Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows, or you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter makes for a fun, and funny, visit to the theatre—perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions introduced the hilarious show to North American audiences in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre. After a record-breaking run in Toronto, Potted Potter played a hit, off-Broadway run at The Little Shubert Theater, (the show has since returned to both cities as part of its third record-breaking North American tour). This Monty Python-esque show has also sold out theatres across London, Edinburgh, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Dubai. Last year’s sell-out run in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall was called “A blast from start to finish” (DC Metro Theater Arts), an “absolute gem” (BroadwayWorld), and a parody that “has us roaring with laughter” (Washington Post).

Potted Potter runs May 30 – June 21 in the Lansburgh Theatre, and tickets are now on sale. To purchase tickets or to learn more, patrons can call the box office at 202.547.1122 or visit www.ShakespeareTheatre.org/PottedPotter.