Venue Details

148 Star Starred
Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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Member Tips

tricia myers
It was cold in the front row so I wish I would've dressed warmer.
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tricia myers
I'm sure it's kept cooler because the actors are under the hot lights.
info Feb 04 2011 star this tip starred
tricia myers
Parking was really easy in the undeground lot.
info Feb 04 2011 star this tip starred
tricia myers
And exiting the theater and & parking lot was very quick.
info Feb 04 2011 star this tip starred
tricia myers
If your seats are in the front row move back a little.
info Feb 04 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking is free on weekends in the county parking lot (multi-level) across the street
info Feb 21 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

29 ratings
3.7 average rating
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27 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 03 2011

This adaption of Alice McDermot's award-winning novel is fabulous. The cast was incredible. The actor playing Billy was wonderful. This is a must see play if you love Alice McDermott.

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Nancy
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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 04 2011

The play was interesting, but the sound left something to be desired. We were sitting in the fourth row to the right of the stage, and whenever the actors were in the... continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Feb 03 2011

Excellent performance. Flashbacks were incorporated wonderfully. Adaptation stayed true to the book.

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Website

http://www.roundhousetheatre.org

Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about playwright/director Blake Robison.
For an NPR interview with Charming Billy author Alice McDermott, click here.

Description

In a small Bronx bar, a funeral party has gathered to honor Billy Lynch. Through the night, his friends and family weave together the tale of a husband, lover, dreamer, and storyteller, but also that of a hopeless drunk whose immense charm was but a veil over a lifetime of secrets and all-consuming sorrow.

Charming Billy is a masterful look at how a community can pin its dreams to one man, and how good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide. Blake Robison directs his stage adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Bethesda’s Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner.

About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre produces literary adaptations and contemporary works for the stage, conducts community-based education programs, and provides a home to diverse artists and arts organizations. Their work is expansive: they make art to explore big ideas, broaden minds, move hearts, exercise imaginations, and--ultimately--to build community through the shared experience of live theatre.