`Canterbury Tales' at Kennedy Center

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September 09, 2005|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Three directors, two dozen actors and three musicians will bring 19 of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to life when the Royal Shakespeare Company performs Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of the late-14th century stories at Washington's Kennedy Center, April 15-May 7.

The use of three directors - RSC associate director Gregory Doran along with Jonathan Mumby and Rebecca Gatwood - is intended to reflect the numerous voices in the Tales, a storytelling competition by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury. The first Chaucer adaptation in the RSC's history, the production will make its American debut at the Kennedy Center, where it also will mark the fourth year in the company's five-year residency. Tickets go on sale in early 2006.

Information: 800-444-1324.

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