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The Hampton Years Reviews

Theater J at Goldman Theater (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

45 ratings
4.0 average rating
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36 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

The play tried to handle too many issues - education, racism, sexism, red baiting, war, art criticism and the role of art in society... However it was well acted and engaging and did raise some interesting questions. Definitely worth checking out.

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23 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Great performances by all actors

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17 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Gold star experience - super.
Play not so good.

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5 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 12 2013

Very good play about the connection between refugee Jewish scholar who fled Austria before WWII and his Black students at what was then The Hampton Institute. Juxtaposes the two forms of oppression - anti-Semitism and racism - and how the...continued

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1 review
10 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

It is difficult to get a bad seat at this theater but I purchased my tickets earlier enough to have better ones.
Regarding the play, the acting was good but the play had little depth and intensity. You never felt the anguish and full range of...continued

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DH1
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114 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

It was interesting to see the early lives of 2 African-American art luminaries brought to the stage. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about them to say how accurate the play is or the performances are...but it was still very entertaining.

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30 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

The play was very educational about the importance of Hampton Institute and the black artists who were nurtured there in the 1940s, but there was no drama or dynamic tension between the characters. It was rather dry and didactic, and ultimately...continued

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G.
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23 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

Enjoyable - good acting, interesting story.

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15 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

I was entertained and learned a lot of history about Hampton Institute/Hampton University ( how the art program was started).

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13 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

I really enjoyed the experience and the story. Well done.

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12 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 12 2013

I was so surprised. I did not expect and education on art, Hamton U and John Bigger. This was a good story about an important entity in this country and to African Americans.

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12 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

The storyline was complicated to follow.

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9 reviews
19 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

This is definitely worth seeing. The play topic is unusual and most interesting, and the play addresses a number of issues insightfully -- from what is art to individual courage to discrimination. The set is impressive, and the acting is a good B.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

The prices and service fees charged by Goldstar are often higher then prices availble at the box or other discounted spots- Please check before you buy!!!

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

I learned so much in this informative, well-acted, well-written play. I had never heard of John Biggers, and looked him up at home to learn more. I didn't know about the German Jewish refugees getting jobs at black universities, or of the...continued

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Lu
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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

I really enjoyed this play. It was very well-written and the actors were excellent.

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N
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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Great historical play, the actors were wonderful and the seats were superb!!

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Excellent! Looking forward to more offerings!

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Beverly Holton
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

I took my 86-year old father, who was stationed in Hampton, VA in 1943-44, and his wife to this play as their 25th anniversary gift. We thoroughly enjoyed The Hampton Years. My daughter also graduated from Hampton University 7 years ago and I've...continued

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

As usual, Theater J has excellent actors and very thought-provoking plays. I'm never disappointed with its performances.

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