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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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4.6 average rating
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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

Excellent! The Caribbean theme helped to make the performance more understandable and colorful!
I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to all of my friends.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 01 2009

Thoroughly delightful. Having strong connections to the Caribbean, I felt I was back in Bequia. The acting was superb. Am recommending it to my friends.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

I'm not the "play" type at all, but I took my date to see this show and have to admit, we loved it! The show really impressed me. The acting was superb and they even interact with the crowd a bit. What added to the play is the theater itself....continued

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Website

http://www.folger.edu/wosummary.cfm?woid=527

Description

From Washington City Paper’s 2009 Fall Arts Preview:

“With any luck, Timothy Douglas’s Caribbean update of Much Ado About Nothing will make an even more joyful noise. There’s reason to hope: Douglas made dazzling work out of Robert O’Hara’s uproarious Insurrection: Holding History at Theater Alliance a couple of years back, and his no-nonsense résumé includes the world premiere of August Wilson’s final play, Radio Golf. Bonus good sign: The guy who’ll be playing Benedick, the fast-talking, Beatrice-bashing smart-mouth brought to his knees by love? That would be Howard Overshown, a veteran of shows as diverse as Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman and Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.” —Trey Graham

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare's day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.