Venue Details

23 Star Starred
Undercroft Theatre
Located on the ground floor of the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
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Member Tips


Parking is scarce
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We had a very good dinner beforehand at Acadiana on K and 9th Streets, where valet parking was only $7 (and there were a few open meters available on K as well).
dining Jan 24 2014 star this tip starred
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A cozy and pleasant theater in the church. Nice size, can see well.
info Feb 03 2014 star this tip starred
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Open seating
info Feb 03 2014 star this tip starred
Recommend Arcadia for dinner ($$$) - it's just around the corner at 9th & New York Ave. Parking is crazy. We found a spot on 10th, there are parking lots, but check what's happening at the convention center and plan travel/parking time accordingly.
dining Feb 03 2014 star this tip starred
If going to a Sunday matinee, leave 15 mins. to find parking. Weekday evenings are easier to find parking.
travel Feb 10 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

60 ratings
4.4 average rating
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62 events
47 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 08 2014

This was just a really well acted and thoughtful play. The topic was surprisingly interesting given that my husband and I are not art lovers. I'd recommend it and any plays done by the Washington Stage Guild.

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Karla Red Velvet
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32 reviews
52 stars
attended Jan 03 2014

Dress was casual. The entrance is on the side, you don't walk through the church. It's a gorgeous building. And, during intermission we tried to go up to the church but... continued

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36 events
29 reviews
33 stars
attended Jan 26 2014

Interesting. I am a big BB fan.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The best thing about director Laura Giannarelli’s straightforward, handsomely designed production … is how unimpressed the actors are by the highbrow talk. They keep an easy humor in the air, even as they let you know that between all these operators, there’s blood on the floor.” -Washington Post
"_"Simon Gray’s thoroughly enjoyable drama The Old Masters_ is indeed about important art. It’s also about the art of the deal. But mostly it’s about the interdependent professional relationship (and sometimes friendship) between famed art historian Bernard Berenson and the equally famous art dealer Joseph Duveen. Washington Stage Guild’s take on Gray’s 2004 work currently playing at the intimate Undercroft Theatre features a very capable cast in a production straightforwardly staged by Laura Giannarelli." —Washington Blade
The Old Masters takes us into a world that seems far removed from our own lives, but which, by virtue of the issues it raises and aided by a highly skilled cast and crew helmed by director Laura F. Giannarelli, a Stage Guild founding member who has regularly appeared on both sides of the footlights, often succeeds in drawing us into it.  Giannarelli manages to mine much of the ‘gold’ from the script and her actors, making for a generally absorbing nearly three hours.” -DC Metro Theater Arts (4.5 stars)


By Simon Gray

Directed by Laura Giannarelli

Featuring Conrad Feininger, David Jackson, Jewell Robinson, Steven Carpenter and Thomasin Savaiano

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Stage Guild

The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit – plays from all periods of world drama enacted by a classical ensemble with a contemporary sensibility – rare plays, well done!