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You, Nero Reviews

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

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44 ratings
3.1 average rating
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

Barely funny and very, very anti-gay. Nero is played as a lisping queen and the word fa___et is uesed. Don't bother.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 26 2011

The venue itself was really great. I had never been there before. The theatre was and "arena/in the round" stage. I think they did a great job with the staging/blocking of it so that it was visible to everyone around all four sides of the...continued

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255 reviews
99 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

I agree with the other reviewers. Overall the performances were okay - and did appreciate the staging - but in the end it's just a weak script.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Nov 26 2011

This was terrible. It is not even near the quality one expects from Arena Stage. Enormously disappointing.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 01 2012

Not terrible, didn't want my money back. Acting was good. Plot was lacking, humor was a bit corny and elitist rather than clever.

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25 reviews
16 stars
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23 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

I agree with the critics - this show was irreverent, well written and acted, and really funny. We had a great time and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 24 2011

We ate in the cafe, which turned out to be very good.
We thought the play was so-so; funny in spots, but not throughout. Maybe we just didn't get it. Acting, lighting, staging, costumes very good.

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15 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

I think my 13-year-old daughter would have enjoyed the play. But as an adult, I was hungry for more refinement. I felt like I was watching a rated version of the French Asterix-movie. Jokes were mediocre. Acting was mediocre too.

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14 reviews
38 stars
attended Nov 26 2011

Enjoyed bumping into cousins during the interval who had chosen equivocation next door. Randomly given there were no reviews on goldstar for either. Sounds like a similar theme about politics and playwriting but serious (equivocation) worked much...continued

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14 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

I had a great seat with Goldstar, first row. Theater is small and square, the actors are always moving around, so no matter where you sit, you can see. Show itself was good, not great. I enjoyed it but thought is was overpriced. I think this...continued

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14 reviews
38 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

Very disappointing. Acting was very good despite the fact the lead had only been in the project for a few days and had his script with him on stage. Not funny. No message. Actors deserved a better script.

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Kcin Andrex
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9 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 03 2011

Something is going wrong with Arena Stage this year. When they launched Oklahoma, the cancelled one of the first nights and when they reopened, the lead actress read her lines. This happened again with this production. You, Nero was cancelled...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

All seats in this theater are good.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 31 2011

Fun story. Excellent acting, staging.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 01 2012

More of a romp than a political satire, but pretty good as far as romps go.

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 31 2011

Really disappointing, esp. given the reviews in the Post. With the ad campaign and photos, we were all expecting a farce similar to "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Instead, it turned out to be trite attempts at comedy...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 24 2011

I did not care for the play. I did not find it to be funny. It was too campy.

The stagecraft and acting were very good.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

Very, very funny and well staged.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 23 2011

Great play ! The main actor (Nero) is really talented. I am never disappointed by the Arena stage!

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