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Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

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47 ratings
4.1 average rating
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21 reviews
14 stars
attended May 03 2013

Fabulous play, strong performance.

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

This is an EXCEPTIONAL play. Brilliant staging and outstanding actors. We truly had an amazing evening. We had ordered the prix fixe dinner in advance from the Catwalk Cafe and all four of us enjoyed the food and ambiance.

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14 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 26 2013

Outstanding play. I usually don't like to see plays that just rehash typical family drama, but this one was remarkably well written. Great set and great theater to see it. Acting was good overall but I saw it opening night and there were still...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

Wonderful play, best seats in the house. Thanks, Goldstar!

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45 reviews
7 stars
attended May 14 2013

Set and acting very good; lead young actress needs more seasoning, I'm afraid, but did a good job. Play itself is very well written, above the typical play.

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24 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

Intriguing premise -- a daughter reveals family secrets in her memoir and confronts her family. First act has spectacular acting but it begins to feels predictable. Then, half-way into Act 2, a shattering surprise and re-thinking of the past. The...continued

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23 reviews
1 stars
attended May 14 2013

It's a very interesting play, with excellent performances.

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22 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

Excellent acting. Despite several clever and funny lines, this is a powerful drama.

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended May 14 2013

An amazing show... actors were awesome and the writing superb... go see this incredible production before it closes!

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12 reviews
17 stars
attended May 12 2013

Overall, I am glad I saw this production, but it took me well into the second act to get over my irritation at the over the top stereotypes embodied by all the characters. The second act redeemed the show, allowing for a more nuanced view of the...continued

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended May 01 2013

Arena Stage offers a pleasant experience all around. We found street parking by arriving early. Every seat in the theater is a good seat, and the play was enjoyable. It was quite a good deal compared to Broadway prices.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 30 2013

The play was excellent in all respects -- script, acting set etc. -- but Arena Stage is a dreadful place to navigate for people with disabilities. However, the accessible seating in the top row is fine and the hearing device worked pretty well...continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended May 12 2013

The play was boring and repetitive. The second act was better than the first. I also thought that some of the acting could have been better. I was disappointed.

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

Excellent production of a searing family drama. Strong cast, and a few more bitter than sweet laughs along the way.

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 05 2013

An interesting play, but the acting wasn't quite up to the task, so it dragged from time to time--

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7 reviews
13 stars
attended May 04 2013

First act uninteresting and too long; got better in second act. With some editing, could be much better

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended May 12 2013

Moving and timely play about the public/private worlds of family.Excellent in every way.Highly recommended.

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5 reviews
7 stars
attended May 14 2013

Excellent play - Writing very clever and in depth character development. Play started out somewhat talky but soon became very engrossing. The cast did an excellent job.

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended May 12 2013

Well done and thought provoking. It was a bit hard to hear some of the lines. We were in the next-to-top row. The father's lines were especially hard to hear times, Other than that, we enjoyed the play and the experience.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 14 2013

This was a wonderful show with plenty of drama and lots of laughs. It was very thought provoking. My husband and I are still talking about it! I would highly recommend it. Thanks to Goldstar the tickets were very reasonable.

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