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Gunston Arts Center
Adjacent to Gunston Middle School 2700 S. Lang Street Arlington, VA 22206
703-228-1850
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1 review
2 stars
Tazza Kitchen was perfect. Happy hour prices, additional 10% discount to play attendees and good Italian food...you couldn't ask for more on a reasonably priced food and libations.
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13 events
5 reviews
3 stars
It's an hour and a half without a break. Hit the restroom before you go in.
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"Voodoo Macbeth"
13 ratings
3.2 average rating
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7 reviews
64 stars
attended Mar 30 2013

Trying too see all the Shakespeare plays but will not count this for MacBeth. I have read the play but it was still very hard to follow. Very bizarre. Should have left at intermission but stayed in error. Zero Stars. Have seen 30 shows in the...continued

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27 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 11 2013

I enjoyed the show, the actors did a magnificent job. A handful of patrons evidently did not, as they left at intermission. This was similar to what I saw at Signature's R&J production. ..... Maybe it's just Shakespeare ......?

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Gary L.
37 events
31 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 23 2013

Not the way ole' Will envisioned it. Really bizarre. Left at intermission with most of the audience. No Stars

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Website

http://www.americancentury.org/show_voodoo.php

Description

The Federal Theatre Project’s production of Voodoo Macbeth in 1936 is legendary for its cast of African-American actors. A marginalized group heretofore seen in primarily dancing and singing roles, the play challenged audiences to acknowledge and appreciate their clear talent and ability. Set in Haiti, Shakespeare’s themes of witchcraft and the occult were replaced by the island’s practices of voodoo.

TACT Artistic Director Jack Marshall sought in Director Kathleen Akerley an artist who most embodies Welles’ fearless pursuit of dynamic theater, with his willingness to break rules and expectations to keep the stage what it was meant to be: vivid, challenging, and controversial.

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.