Venue Details

238 Star Starred
Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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On weekends it costs $15 to park in the garage adjacent to the Theater
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Laura
We enjoyed a visit to the portrait gallery and a great lunch at the Kogod atrium there
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Reviews & Ratings

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

The politically correct diverse casting lost some of the flavor of a New Hampshire town at turn of century. I was also looking for New England accent from the narrator - nope. First act was disappointing, but the play did improve and the last act...continued

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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

For such a linear storyline--with no central conflict, no mystery, etc. and for a play with so much narration, the minimalist set just didn't work. I kept wondering why the narrator just kept talking: if you have to keep saying things rather than...continued

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Spare of set, as is traditional, with ingenious use of perspective and light and shadow, the production is excellent. Unexpectedly moved in Art 3 I found tears running down my cheeks. The play is as relevant and profound today as it was when it...continued

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Website

http://www.fords.org/event/our-town

Quotes & Highlights

“Splendid! Without hesitation, I would urge anyone … to go see it, experience it. On the 75th anniversary of Our Town, this production is a showcase, not only of the gifts of the artists and actors involved, but also of the inventive spirit and imagination of Thornton Wilder.” — _"The Georgetowner":http://www.georgetowner.com/articles/2013/feb/04/our-town-75-years-still-yours-and-mine/ _
“Fresh and exciting! Director Stephen Rayne works his magic here by capturing the production’s enduring strength—relating to and indentifying with the characters so much that they become a circle of treasured friends." — DC Theatre Scene

Description

Recommended for ages 12 and up, as the play contains complex language and themes.