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The Marriage of Maria Braun

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Sunday September 22, 2013 / 3:00pm
The Marriage of Maria Braun
2 tickets
General Admission
1333 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

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'The Marriage of Maria Braun' is an ambitious play currently at the Atlas Center on H St NE. The large cast (9 actors) portray more than 20 characters, which can be a bit confusing at times. The lead actor, portraying Mrs. Braun, is the centerpiece of the play, and is on stage for every scene. There are no set changes, nor a 'backstage'; actors change their outfits on the exposed 'wings' and sit in chairs while they wait to return to the stage. An interesting approach that makes for a busy stage. A projector provides minimal 'action', showing slides of 1940s post-war Germany. It's hard to feel that desolation in this play however, even with solid acting.