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Hartke Theatre Complex at Catholic University
The Catholic University of America 3801 Harewood Road, NE Washington, DC 20017
202-319-4000
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Gary L. Red Velvet
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28 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

Intimate and innovative. Well performed. Scene transitions were a bit loose, but a great chance to see one of Will’s plays that is not performed often.

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1 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

Classic Shakespear with fun plot twists. The set, costumes, props, and acting were fantastic

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

This was a high energy, well staged and acted production that we're very glad we attended. We really didn't know what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. The theater-in-the-round venue worked perfectly for the battle scenes and frequent...continued

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Website

http://drama.cua.edu/hartke-season.cfm

Quotes & Highlights

A pre-show panel discussion with the director, dramaturg, set designer, costume designer and composer begins 45 minutes before the Sunday, April 10 2:00pm show.

Description

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by CUA Professor/Head of the MFA Directing Eleanor Holdridge

Evil queens. Licentious villains. Royal princes stolen in their infancy. Unbridled jealousy. Magic potions. Urbane wits and comic halfwits. Mistaken identities, visitations of the gods, magic talismans and even a Deus ex Machina. All come together in an epic tale of courage and resilience as Shakespeare’s most intrepid heroine undergoes a hazardous journey to regain her lost love and find redemption.

Set against the ancient conflict of a declining Imperial Rome and an insurgent British population, myth and history collide in a grand and timely adventure.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Catholic University of America Department of Drama

The Catholic University of America believes that theatre is a fundamental cultural necessity that is enriched by and enriches the community in which it is located.