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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 09 2010

With one exception, the acting was fine. However, the characters' motivations were difficult to discern. I fault the play, not the actors. I had previously seen the film in which characters were well drawn and conflicting motivations created...continued

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3 stars
attended Sep 12 2010

Really excellent acting. The setting was superb and enabled us to experience a dramatic shock at the end of the first act.

The first act was leisurely in pace -- lots of setting up the characters and situation. The second act was much more...continued

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6 stars
attended Sep 12 2010

Enjoyed the production very much. Interesting staging and fine performances all around. All-in-all the best thing I've see at Round House in quite a while.

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Website

http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/performance/the-talented-mr-ripley/

Quotes & Highlights

“Gets closer to the black heart of Highsmith’s novel than you would have thought possible” —Financial Times

Description

A play by Phyllis Nagy

Adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith

Directed by Blake Robison

This subversive, psychological thriller explores the mind of one of

literature’s great anti-heroes; an intelligent, suave, charming

psychopath whose amorality is at the center of a plot about duplicity

and murder. Helen Hayes Award winner Karl Miller is Ripley. Round House is the first regional theatre in the country to have this gripping play, which has been performed to acclaim in the UK and Australia, on its stage. (Photo of Karl Miller by Clinton Brandhagen)

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.