Venue Details

47 Star Starred
Gunston Arts Center
Adjacent to Gunston Middle School 2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206
703-228-1850
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Lynn Kletzkin
Very casual
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Lynn Kletzkin
Free and easy
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Goldstar Member
Only snacks available
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Sheila Manes
You can eat during the show so buy or bring snacks
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Sheila Manes
It was hot in the theater so dress cooly but bring a sweater in cas they fix the air.
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Sheila Manes
Big parking lot
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Reviews & Ratings

47 ratings
3.9 average rating
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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

If you liked "They Shoot Horses, Don't They", you'll really like Marathon '33. The cast was incredibly talented and had more energy than a class of 3 year olds! Since the... continued

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6 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

Sitting through this 2 1/2 hour play felt like a marathon in itself. It was interesting but could have been edited. The theater was extremely hot.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 29 2012

Superb staging of this production really captures the desperate mood of Depression America. Plaudits all around for the large cast that pulls it off. Yowza, yowza, yowza

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Website

http://www.americancentury.org/show_marathon.php

Description

The American Century Theater is placing the marathon in Arlington, Virginia, converting Gunston’s Theatre Two into an authentic marathon arena for a true example of environmental theater. Thirty actors and dancers join an onstage 6-piece band, which will play dance numbers from the period and accompany songs and comic routines by the contestants who often performed for the crowd in return for thrown coins.  The company has partnered with community organizations to begin a dialogue about the Great Depression and the socioeconomic times we live in, bringing together drama students from Yorktown High School and older Arlingtonians from the Goodwin House and Culpepper Garden retirement communities. The American Century Theater received a Community Enhancement Grant from the Arlington Community Foundation to help underwrite Marathon ’33 and its outreach programs.

Marathon ‘33 is directed by TACT Artistic Director Jack Marshall, with musical direction by Tom Fuller. Producer Rebecca Christy is producing her first show with longtime collaborator Marshall since her production of __The Andersonville Trial __earned TACT a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Local Production.

The cast of __Marathon ‘33 __is led by TACT newcomer Jennifer Richter (in the role of June Havoc) and Bruce Alan Rauscher (memorable as the space man in TACT’s recent __ Visit To A Small Planet__). Other TACT standouts of past shows include Bill Karukas, “Ole Olsen” in Hellzapoppin, and Craig Miller, most recently the father in Little Murders. The ensemble cast includes Terrence Bennett, Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, Dan Corey, Deborah Critzer, Carrie Daniel, Colin Davis, Ann DeMichel, Frank Britton, Elizabeth Hallacy, Paul Hogan, John Klenk, Steve Lebens, Chanukah Jane Lilburne, Rachel Loose, Noah Mitchel, Jared Murray, Carolyn Myers, Jamie Ogden, Alex Perez, Jane Petkofsky, Aviva Pressman, Robert Priego, Josh Rosenblum, Karin Rosnizeck, Emily Thompson and Alex Witherow.

About the Ticket Supplier: American Century Theater

The American Century Theaters mission is to promote 20th century theater as a vital part of our cultural dialogue. Their mission is based on the firm conviction that this theatrical repertoire -- influential and critically acclaimed dramas, comedies, and teleplays first produced during what Henry Luce called the American Century -- portrays a uniquely American vision that is vital to our shared cultural heritage.