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Theatre on the Run
3700 South Four Mile Run Drive Arlington, VA 22206
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18 reviews
5 stars
Parking can be a bit of a challenge so give yourself enough time to walk a couple of blocks.
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"Treadwell: Bright and Dark"
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4.5 average rating
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susan Barrett Red Velvet
67 events
23 reviews
36 stars
attended May 28 2010

Beautifully written and masterfully acted.
Professional and close to perfect. Both entertaining and thoughtful.
Terrific night at the theater.

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended May 28 2010

This was really well done. We enjoyed it a lot.

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0 stars
attended Jun 12 2010

Wonderfully acted bio-play about little known reporter/playwright Sophie Treadwell. The acting is superb, the only drawback is that it is a tad too long towards the end (which starts to get to you after sitting in the uncomfortable chairs---I had...continued

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Written by Allyson Currin

Directed by Stephen Jarrett

Sophie Treadwell is portrayed by acclaimed Washington actress Melissa Flaim.

Sophie Treadwell’s professional triumphs included a sensational in-person interview with the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa for the New York Tribune; an expressionist stage masterpiece, Machinal, that is today regarded as a classic; and victory in a courageous lawsuit against actor John Barrymore, who tried to steal one of her plays. But there were defeats and humiliations too. Throughout her life, Treadwell battled personal demons that threatened her happiness and even her sanity.

About the Ticket Supplier: American Century Theater

The American Century Theaters mission is to promote 20th century theater as a vital part of our cultural dialogue. Their mission is based on the firm conviction that this theatrical repertoire — influential and critically acclaimed dramas, comedies, and teleplays first produced during what Henry Luce called the American Century — portrays a uniquely American vision that is vital to our shared cultural heritage.