Venue Details

216 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Member Tips

dcmarc
Parking midweek within two blocks was no problem for ourselves and another couple.
info Jan 26 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
A minimal spread of wine, candy and chips.
info Jan 26 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
I walked. Lovely evening
info Jan 27 2012 star this tip starred
Bear
Casual. We wore khakis and a sweater.
info Jan 27 2012 star this tip starred
Bear
Very little room at intermission. No hot beverages available.
info Jan 27 2012 star this tip starred
Bear
We parked around the corner behind the Supreme Court. No troubles on a Thursday night.
info Jan 27 2012 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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20 events
6 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

The play is very funny, but the Goldstar seats in the left balcony were seriously obstructed. 1/3 of the play took place in sections that were unable to be viewed from... continued

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Jim
28 events
12 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Having read some reviews, I was disappointed. The characters were generally unbelievable. The sets were great, and the costumes were good.

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11 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

It was not witty or amusing, but rather slapstick. We left at the intermission.

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Website

http://www.folger.edu/gamingtable

Quotes & Highlights

For videos, director’s notes and more, visit the play’s website.

Description

Written by Susanna Centlivre

Additional Material by David Grimm

Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

Whimsy, wit, and wordplay sparkle in this effervescent comedy by Susanna Centlivre, one of 18th-century London’s most popular playwrights. An independent-minded widow with a penchant for gambling holds a nightly card game, teeming with revelers and rakes, which bankrupts some and entertains all.

For this revival of Centlivre’s hit, Eleanor Holdridge leads an extraordinary all-female design team, including set designer Marion Williams, costume designer Jessica Ford, lighting designer Nancy Schertler, and sound designer Veronika Vorel.

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.