Pulitzer Prize-Winning O'Neill Play Strange Interlude From Shakespeare Theatre Company
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Featured review from subhashineb
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Painfully brilliant commentary on the meaning of love and happiness, as viewed through characters with different emotional and intellectual capacities. Some of the wittiest and most acerbic dialogue I've seen in a long time.
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This play comes with more warnings than a pack of Marlboroughs -- if you don't like O'Neill and you don't have an interest in the plays from the 1920s of this ilk, stay away. I you do like O'Neill, then you are very lucky to be able to see an...continued
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“Thanks to director Michael Kahn’s keen vision, inspired casting, skillful editing and beautiful pacing, the play positively flies. Francesca Faridany is absolutely stellar.” -Metro Weekly_ _
“Drama diehards should vote for this kind of nervy programming with their wallets; Strange Interlude is by far the most adventurous entry in the spring’s Eugene O’Neill Festival.” _-The Washington Post_
Running time is approximately 3 hours, 45 minutes with two intermissions.
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.