T.S. Eliot's The Elder Statesman: Politician's Past Revealed
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The last date listed for The Elder Statesman was Sunday May 19, 2013 / 2:30pm.
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
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Overall, a fine production. The actors were able to capture and hold the audience's interest throughout -- although at some two and a half hours, with virtually no scenery and few props (the costumes were helpful here) it became more challenging...continued
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“plenty of moments of humor … the success of the Stage Guild production lies in its straightforward presentation of an often brilliant text, and its strong cast … a production so good you’d wish there was more Eliot they could put on.” —MD Theatre Guide
“sparkling banter along the way, in verse that’s light, conversational, and often—as when rest-home matron Lynn Steinmetz positively bellows ‘peace and quiet is our raison d’etre’”—pretty funny in Bill Largess’ nimble mounting.” —City Paper
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The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit – plays from all periods of world drama enacted by a classical ensemble with a contemporary sensibility – rare plays, well done!