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'West Wing' alum doing show for Shakespeare Theatre Company

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Actor Richard Schiff, perhaps known best for playing Toby Ziegler on the "The West Wing," will be coming to Washington next month to perform in the play "Hughie" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre.

Written by playwright Eugene O'Neill, "Hughie" takes place in the lobby of a New York City hotel in 1928 and consists of dialogue between just two characters, Erie Smith, who Schiff will play, and the night clerk, played by Randall Newsome. Doug Hughes will direct the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production. Schiff is most recently coming off the Broadway production of "Glengarry Glen Ross" having played the character George Aaronow.

"Hughie" opens on Jan. 31 and will run through March 17. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone from the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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