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The Real Thing Reviews

Studio Theatre (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

26 ratings
4.3 average rating
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43 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

I thought this was such a great show I saw it twice. The cast was top-notch and the play was clever and thought provoking. I'd highly recommend it.

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1 review
8 stars
attended Jun 18 2013

Phenomenal acting. Great venue. So glad I got to see this via Goldstar.

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20 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

I'm a Stoppard fan. But this is a poor play, disjointed, too long, needing a lot of editing. Too much navel-gazing by the characters, who are in a continuous circle of adultery, reminiscent of "La Ronde." The acting was excellent, and when...continued

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16 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

The play was a typical witty Tom Stoppard experience. I saw the play 30 or 40 years ago when it first came out and I am afraid it has aged as have I. A play about marital infidelity--and no one is ashamed of breaking his/her vows or afraid of...continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Wonderful performances by the two leads with a very good supporting cast. The setting is somewhat dated now (such as playing phonograph records), but that adds to the fun. Many laughs and clever wordplay. The "messages," while a bit intriguing,...continued

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

This is a typical Stoppard play - well researched and intellectual. Since it is set in the early 1980s in UK, many cultural references would be unfamiliar to today's American public - so I suggest reading the script beforehand to help in...continued

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9 reviews
47 stars
attended Jun 19 2013

Mr Stoppard can deliver dialogue like not one else can - well maybe Aaron Sorkin comes close. My second time for The Real Thing - wonderful play, terrific acting, great staging. The Studio continues to deliver Mr Stoppard like no other can.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

One of the best plays I have seen in years. acting and staging were superb

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4 reviews
20 stars
attended Jun 18 2013

Top notch acting performances in a dynamic and intriguing play.

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0 stars
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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

3.5 stars would be more accurate. Stoppard isn't always easy to act, his language dominates so much that I feel some of the actors struggled a bit. Overall though, this play was great. The actor who played Henry delivered most of the speeches very...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

I really enjoyed the play! it was great

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