George Bernard Shaw's Masterful Satire of Humanity's Shortcomings
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All offers for Back to Methuselah: In the Beginning & The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas have expired.
The last date listed for Back to Methuselah: In the Beginning & The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas was Saturday March 22, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Elling is 40, suffers from autism, and has lived with his mother most of his life. Kjell is sex-crazed and simpleminded. In the whimsical comedy Elling, these two unlikely roommates must transition from an asylum to a shared apartment in Oslo, where a series of offbeat adventures unfolds. As the misfits learn to cope with life on the outside, Elling finds strength in writing poetry, his untapped literary ambition becoming a strange and moving pathway to leading a normal life. Produced by the acclaimed Washington Stage Guild, Elling is a stage adaptation of a series of novels by the internationally renowned Norwegian author Ingvar Ambjornsen. A movie version of this material was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. Learn More
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“The project is a big push for the troupe and pure protein for a niche audience with long attention spans … A lot of the discussion sounds current, even without director Bill Largess deploying much in the small Undercroft Theatre besides good clean speech to coax Shaw’s ideas our way.” -_The Washington Post _
“For anyone fond of Shaw, or, for that matter, anyone who delights in the witty and thoughtful interplay of words and ideas on stage, this is an opportunity not to be missed.” -showbizradio.com
“Washington Stage Guild’s _Back to Methuselah _is fascinating. There is a myriad of reasons to see it, and here is a unique and rare opportunity to experience this hidden Shavian gem.” -DC Metro Theater Arts (five stars)
“The set is appealingly minimal, the blocking clear and simple, the plot both minimal and simple. All the better to leave plenty of room for more ideas and personalities … the play’s fascinating topics are nowhere near exhausted by night’s end.” -DCTheatreScene.com (staff pick)
About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Stage Guild
The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit – plays from all periods of world drama enacted by a classical ensemble with a contemporary sensibility – rare plays, well done!