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1661 Star Starred
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122
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We took the metro to Gallery place and walked a block.
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This area of the city has become popular enough that you can't count on being seated last minute (as we tried to do at Jaleo--an hour/45 wait!) There are plenty of pub-type places up 7th St. but all are a bit of a walk.
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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Recommend people read a little on FELA subject to better understand the flow of the show.

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1 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 13 2011

The event was very interactive and the performance was excellent. Fela gave a great historical overview of the struggles of Nigeria. It was very enlightening.

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 20 2011

The cast was spectacular! The music was thunderous; thrilling. I enjoyed being engaged as well as a participant in the performance!

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Website

http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/details.aspx?id=315&source=l

Quotes & Highlights

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Description

Winner of 3 Tony Awards!

From Producers Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett-Smith

FELA! is the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity. FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award® winner Bill T. Jones.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.