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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
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Round House Theatre is a great venue: Cozy, comfortable, no distractions from the stage. We parked underneath (via garage entrance across street) for $5 with ticket stub. We hear that nearby public garage is free on weekends, but we drove past it.
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Parking is plentiful in near-by lots, but bring a pockeful of quarters on weeknights if you don't have pay by smartphone set up already.
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3.3 average rating
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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 18 2012

A very well acted view into the personality of James Beard, the first great American chef. The play could be constructed a bit better, but nonetheless it is well worth seeing. Personal and funny scenes give you a glimpse of both Beard's humor...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 19 2012

Acting was good but the show was a little thin.

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1 review
20 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

James Beard had a fascinating life that is captured vividly and poignantly in this short but well-written play. Nick Olcott is brilliant in his role as Beard; the part seems to have been written for him!

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This show is recommended for those age 15 and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre

Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year at our 400-seat theater in Bethesda. Round House has been nominated for 146 Helen Hayes Awards (including six in 2015) and has won 27 (including three in 2014). Its productions have won “Outstanding Resident Play” four times.

Round House’s educational programs serve more than 2,500 students of all ages at its six-classroom Education Center in Silver Spring and in schools throughout Montgomery County. Its many innovative education programs encompass Full Day Programs for Youth, including Summer Programs for K – 12; a Teen Performance Company, with classes and events for teens throughout the year culminating in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, the only play produced by a regional theater that is directed, acted and designed by high school students; School Outreach, including Intersections, Student Matinees, and Play It Forward, a program that allows Montgomery County high school students to attend Round House shows for free; and Classes for Adults & Youth.

Round House is a member of LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and LOWT (League of Washington Theatres). The theatre is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization with major support from Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council (an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts), and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.