Geesbend 091113

Gee's Bend

MetroStage (Alexandria, VA)

Reviews & Ratings

81 ratings
4.7 average rating
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83 reviews
25 stars
attended Oct 24 2013

Very happy to see that the house was crowded! A solid 4 stars, almost 5. A unique theater experience, really very glad that we attended. Roz White was terrific and Deirdra Starnes's interpretation of Nella was spot on. Cast overall was totally...continued

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

Fantastic voices and an inspiring story. The theatre is very intimate, with the one drawback being the not very comfortable seats. But with such an engaging performance, that can be overlooked.

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10 reviews
51 stars
attended Oct 24 2013

Everyone enjoyed the play. The music was wonderful. Highly recommend this show.

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10 reviews
51 stars
attended Oct 24 2013

We had a wonderful time. The music was wonderful. There was a substitute that night. You could not tell because the substitute did an excellent job. Recommend the play. It was very good.

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5 reviews
22 stars
DH1
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108 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

An interesting story, but I found it somewhat fragmented. I liked the way it was staged and the actors harmonized great together even though I'm not sure all the songs were necessary. At points I would have like less singing and more story.

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51 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

We were fortunate to have seen the fantastic exhibition of Gee's Bend quilts at the Corcoran in 2004. The quilts come from a remote African-American community on the Alabama River. Now the story of this community is told in an enchanting musical...continued

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45 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

Great singing voices. Well acted and staged...

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19 reviews
27 stars
attended Oct 17 2013

Beautiful voices. Good story and acting.

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15 reviews
14 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

All four of us found the show stirring and extremely well acted.
Also the singing was superb. The cast received a well-deserved
standing ovation.

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BVF
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15 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

The play was excellent!! I attended the documentary about the Gees Bend Quilts, prior to the play and it helped tremendously in terms of understanding the context of the play. The play was actually worth 5 stars but I gave 4 because the seats,...continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 20 2013

Theater is easy to get to, with incredibly convenient parking. Play has little subtlety; but the singing and the music are great.

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14 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 19 2013

Emotional story...you will laugh and cry..A must see.

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13 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

This is a terrific production, beautifully staged, acted and sung. A must see!!

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12 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Great theater space, more locals should take advantage of the productions here. This particular play was not as good as it could have been because the script was weak. The actors were excellent and the production was good, but the powerful story...continued

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12 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 29 2013

Just Wonderful!! The play is poignant, funny, well acted and well sung.

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9 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

Excellent cast
Fascinating Story
Great music

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Glen
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8 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Beautifully written and beautifully performed. An exhilarating, uplifting 90 minutes in the theatre!

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 01 2013

I'm familiar with the stories of Boykin, Alabama, but I went with an open mind. The singers and the songs were first rate. It"s easy to underestimate what can be done with just 4 singers and a percussionist. The singers were excellent, and I felt...continued

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7 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Acting was superb, as was the music, and a great history lesson for those who are unfamiliar with the background story. I would highly recommend Gee's Bend to anyone.

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