Venue Details

25 Star Starred
Undercroft Theatre
Located on the ground floor of the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
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Many great dining locations nearby, so make an evening of it in the Mount Vernon/Penn Quarter neighborhood.
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4.1 average rating
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67 reviews
22 stars
attended Mar 06 2014

Although there were some thought-provoking moments, overall it was a very tedious evening. At least two people sitting near us actually fell asleep.

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4 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

These two plays, parts of a set of five done by Shaw after WWI are, in one sense, typical Shaw, who always seems to me to be more interested in advancing a polemical diatribe than in writing an actual play. That puts a special burden on the...continued

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28 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 08 2014

The play was fine - definitely not bad, but not great either. I think Shaw didn't intend for this play to be staged, and he was probably right. I have the sense that I would have had the same experience if I had read the play, or had listened to...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“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.”
“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.” (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!