Rivalry 011110
4.5 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from Meg Thrift

My boyfriend and I are big fans of Lincoln, and we were so fortunate to be sitting in the balcony right across from his private box. Beautiful and intimate performances, we gabbed about our personal experiences for an hour. A play about Lincoln in...continued

reviewed Jan 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie Baldwin

Great evening of theater especially for Lincoln and Civil War history lovers. Great acting especially the Douglas character and his wife. While I've heard of the debates, I had never before heard most of the text and also enjoyed the humor and...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Seymour Selig

A terrific event--the play, casting, performances, theater ambiance, all were super. The Lincoln museum annex is outstanding. It was a wonderfully informative and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

reviewed Jan 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jessah

Great performances all around, but especially Sarah Zimmerman as Mrs. Douglas. Seeing this play at Ford's Theatre was an incredibly special experience. Hearing Lincoln's words with a view of the box where he was shot gave this history junkie...continued

reviewed Jan 31 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Diane Threlkeld

Good acting, poor play.

reviewed Feb 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Art Ruder

saw it on 2/13 instead of the earlier date I was scheduled to see it due to local weather problems.

reviewed Feb 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from William Connelly

Three person play performed in the restored historic Ford theater. Play captures language and essence of the Lincoln-Douglas debates along with some sense of their personal relationship. Douglas's wife is the third character who provides a more...continued

reviewed Feb 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from profilename

The play itself was great. The actors did a great job of bringing the debates to life. Our seats, however, had an obstructed view - not something we were warned about before purchasing the tickets. To add insult to injury, the show was not sold...continued

reviewed Feb 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Seth Twiggs

"The Rivalry" brought to life some facets of our history that had been unclear or unknown. It was well acted and it forcefully demonstrated the issues in the debates, issues that threatened to rend the nation (which they did a few years later). It...continued

reviewed Feb 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Francie

All three actors were excellent. I think history wonks will enjoy this the most, but the langauage is stirring enough to fully engage a broader audience. Very well done.

reviewed Jan 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Rebecca

This show was perfect for the intimate Ford's Theater and historically appropriate as well. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

reviewed Jan 31 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steven Bayard

Fine acting, felt realistic and uncontrived. If you like that period of history, you will love this. No better place than Ford's to see it, but balcony seats can be really cramped on knees.

reviewed Jan 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

A look at the Lincoln Douglas debates from the point of view of the wife of Douglas. It presented a new perspective on what happened and how both men ulitimately put country over politcal advantage. If only today's politicians would do the...continued

reviewed Feb 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda S.

A thoroughly enjoyable performance. I thought there was a chance I might find the play a little boring, but to my complete surprise Ifound it lively and completely engrossing.

reviewed Feb 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from emily londos

I enjoyed the play very much as did my guests. Unfortunately because of the threatening weather we had to leave at intermission. I would have liked to see the second half.

reviewed Feb 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Chris Garten

It brought the debates to life. I have a greater appreciation for the time period and characters because all three actors gave great performances.

reviewed Feb 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Helena

Rivaltry is a nice suprise. Rounded, thought through, intelligent performance of an historic play that gets it's strength from original speaches and heartfull and artfull acting. It's a delight and socialy relevant piece of historic information.  

reviewed Feb 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from stacey snelling

Excellent play - outstanding performancees by a cast of three! Well worth seeing - and an evening out.

reviewed Feb 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from madm1k

I'm not a particularly political person but still really enjoyed seeing a rendition of these debates. It was quite entertaining and educational.

reviewed Feb 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from dncrali

It was great to see the show in DC, although wasn't the best play ever.

reviewed Feb 04 2010 report as inappropriate
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