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83 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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40 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

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

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372 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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Website

http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=TNTSG#artists

Quotes & Highlights

“The enchantment is amplified by a superb cast led by Finn Wittrock, Shuler Hensley, Julie Halston and, most especially, Sarah Wayne Callies … This project … feels like the reconsideration of a classic that one more commonly associates with an institution like London’s National Theatre. As such, the center’s decision to produce it must be regarded as a coup both unlikely and most encouraging.” —Washington Post

Description

The Guardsman was performed for decades in a drastic adaptation tailored to the light comedy skills of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Molnár was unhappy to see the passionate heart of his play cut out, but like many a writer before and since, he kept quiet and cashed the royalty checks. Playwright Richard Nelson recently re-discovered Molnár’s original version, and has restored the young wife’s real despair at being trapped, and her husband’s insane jealousy of the other man, who is of course the actor himself. The funny play about the bad marriage is a classic setup, the greatest modern example being Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, while disguised lovers animate comic romps from Così fan tutte to Some Like It Hot. With The Guardsman, Molnár, who is best known for __La Ronde and Liliom__ (the source for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), created a comedy that ranks among the best of the genre. 

Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe.

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.