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The Guardsman Reviews

The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater (Washington, DC)

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34 ratings
3.7 average rating
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85 reviews
25 stars
attended Jun 04 2013

The actress who played The Actress was very good and inspired the rest of the cast. The dialogue was not quite as quick and lively as I expected; the new version/translation of the script needs a bit of fine tuning. The Eisenhower Theater space is...continued

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54 reviews
40 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Well written script and great actors. Super funny. Highly recommend.

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18 reviews
379 stars
attended May 28 2013

After seeing the previous bad reviews, I wasn't expecting much. It is true that it was difficult to hear the actors even though I had seats in the front orchestra. It looks like there were plenty of empty seats so you could probably ask to move...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Very funny! My wife and I really enjoyed it and the Goldstar seats were great.

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22 reviews
13 stars
attended May 28 2013

Beautiful people kissing - grand set - literate script - who could ask for anything more?

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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

The play had a great deal of humor - the acting was very good. The second half, 3rd scene was a little long.

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11 reviews
9 stars
attended May 29 2013

The play was very enjoyable. Once again, I had a very good seat for the performance (in orchestra). But I noticed I was having a hard time hearing, especially when the actor who was speaking wasn't facing the audience. So for the very first time...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

This is an amusing play that seems rather dated, would have played better if it had been treated as a farce, which historically it has been considered to be. With more committed acting it would have seemed fresher.

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6 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Beautifully acted with gorgeous sets and costumes. A terrific play.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended May 29 2013

A classic storyline, that doesn't quite know if it wants to be comedy or tragedy. Stylistically dated.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 12 2013

Enjoyed the production because I like Molnar.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 31 2013

The acting and script were outstanding.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 26 2013

The stage design, the female costumes, and the leading lady were excellent. The other characters were also OK, but not at the same level. The play itself is not as funny as it is portrayed to be, but the plot is OK. The acoustics in the theater...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 28 2013

Although the choice of this play was second-guessed, it is the perfect selection for a Kennedy Center audience. It combines the traditional elements of farce with an almost Stoppardian wit and banter that leaves open some thought-provoking...continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

The sound is terrible and the actors are not miked. Suggest you get a hearing assist headset, otherwise you will miss significant parts of the dialogue. The play itself left me flat. There is not much passion between the main actors, contrary...continued

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3 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Very entertaining and cleverly done. I was kept guessing the entire way through as to whether the wife was aware of the deception or she was doing some deceiving herself. I'm still not entirely sure. Also, the seats we got through Goldstar were...continued

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 04 2013

A superb piece of theatre. Acting that is always believable from beginning to end, everyone has a firm idea of who their character is, and it is exciting in the most graceful way possible. Very well directed, thought-provoking, and was talking...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 28 2013

Excellent....very very good!

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended May 25 2013

Play was nice, but would have been better suited to a smaller theater. Since actors were not miked, it was very difficult to hear the dialog. Not much action, so the words were very important! Many people in the back of the theater left after the...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

The play was very enjoyable. Excellent stage craft, and superb acting.
We got very good seats through Gold star.

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