Powerful WWII Drama of Love, Lust and Loss: The Marriage of Maria Braun
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The last date listed for The Marriage of Maria Braun was Friday October 11, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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'The Marriage of Maria Braun' is an ambitious play currently at the Atlas Center on H St NE. The large cast (9 actors) portray more than 20 characters, which can be a bit confusing at times. The lead actor, portraying Mrs. Braun, is the centerpiece of the play, and is on stage for every scene. There are no set changes, nor a 'backstage'; actors change their outfits on the exposed 'wings' and sit in chairs while they wait to return to the stage. An interesting approach that makes for a busy stage. A projector provides minimal 'action', showing slides of 1940s post-war Germany. It's hard to feel that desolation in this play however, even with solid acting.
The presentation of Maria Braun truly reflects the collective international expertise of many artists at SCENA. Company co-founder and Artistic Director Robert McNamara, who is directing Maria Braun, is an expert on international drama. He has directed dozens of plays in many overseas countries and brings vast knowledge, expertise, and authenticity of foreign literature and culture to DC audiences. Peter Märthesheimer & Pea Fröhlich, noted German dramatists, translated Maria Braun into English and adapted the cult film for the stage. Gabriele Jakobi, who has directed numerous award-winning plays and festivals in her native Berlin, is serving as SCENA Dramaturg and script consultant. And finally, Alisa Mandel from Russia is serving as costume designer and has created many exotic costumes for SCENA and other international productions in the US and abroad.
Performing the title role is Helen Hayes Award® Winner Nanna Ingvarsson, of Danish descent. She recently performed with SCENA to praiseworthy reviews in the roles of Margaret Thatcher in Sink the Belgrano! (2010) and The Wife in GREEK (2011), both by Britain's Steven Berkoff. Also for SCENA, Nanna has performed as Solange in The Maids and in the title role in Dark. Nanna was recently honored with a Boomerang Fund for Artists grant in 2011.
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