Round and Round the Garden: Hilarious British Comedy from The British Players
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
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There is a scarcity of places to eat in Kensington for a quick, nice lunch on a Sunday between church and the show starting time. We did have brunch at The Black Cafe in Garrett Park - delicious and we got waited on in a timely fashion. We were...continued
Annie – the stay at home spinster sister – leads a dreary existence looking after her sick mother who is confined to bed. Norman, who just happens to be married to Annie’s sister (Ruth), wants to take Annie away for a wicked weekend. Annie’s brother and his wife (Reg and Sarah) show up to look after Mum while Annie’s away, not realising that she is going off with Norman. Throw in a cat traumatised by an overzealous, lovelorn vet (Tom), and you have a comic stew guaranteed to leave you gasping with helpless laughter.
The British Players present Round and Round the Garden, part three of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious trilogy, The Norman Conquests. Wit, wordplay, and general confusion run riot in this brilliant comedy, as six people who should know better run round and round a garden full of briars, nettles, and poorly constructed lawn furniture. This is a must-see for lovers of classic British fun and frolic.
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Produced by Sigrid Blobel