May 8—May 30
Taffety Punk at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE, Washington, DC
Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and their lovers Mary Shelley and Claire Clairmont meet on the shores of Lake Geneva after the Shelleys flee England. Howard Brenton's play follows the characters over the next six years as they create some of the greatest poems of the 19th century and find themselves at odds with conventional society.