Trial by Jury and a New Revue by Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society
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The last date listed for Trial by Jury was Saturday April 13, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This was a very delightful evening. I have been to the GL G&S society performances before, and sometimes they are uneven, but thisTrial by Jury was excellent, and the followup review was truly a romp. Alumni from past shows had flown in to perform, and the repertoire included some a good variety of G& S songs, some performed faithfully to the original version, some a vehicle for parody. There was even an audience participation game! There were truly excellent voices performing in the review, consistently. and the audience demand several encores, which the group responded to. I loved it!
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Nicely done, as always - a few stand-outs as well: Noah Rich as The Defendant, Jeffrey Asjes as The Judge. Both displayed well-honed acting and singing chops, staying in character between lines and reacting to the other actors in fine comedic...continued
Quotes & Highlights
The April 10th show includes beer for those audience members age 21 or older.
The April 13th show will be a special 40th anniversary performance, and hundreds of alumni from across the country will attend. Expect a very interactive crowd!
The show runs two hours, including an intermission.