Jesse Johnson

Jesse Johnson’s Event Journal

Invisible Man

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Sunday September 9, 2012 / 2:00pm
Invisible Man
1 ticket
Section B
1501 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

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I saw Invisible Man yesterday, commonly noted as one of the top 100 Novels in American history. I was apprehensiive at first and I thought the visual backgrounds of the event covering a 60 year period in time would be hard to do on a stage and are much better suited for film. The Book and play are consistent - until the end - (and its been 30+ years since i read the book so I might be wrong) - until after the Riot scene. The set background contains a large video screen which uses videos to set the tone and background. I thought the lead actor was great - he reminded me of a younger version of Andre Braugher. There are a series of monologues which serve as the "transference" of the key points to the audience , and some of them seem like a lecture on Race in America. All in all i'd give it a B, worth seeing, thought provoking. The bad part is the location, the Studio Theatre is a great facility, seats about 150 and every seat in the house is good, but its located in Logan Circle. The part of DC that's not that close to a metro station and limited on street parking.

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Terrible parking in this neighborhoood, and a long walk from the subway
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