Charming Billy: Stage Adaptation of Alice McDermott's National Book Award-Winning Novel
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The last date listed for Charming Billy was Sunday February 27, 2011 / 3:00pm (Closing Night).
Currently at Round House Theatre - Bethesda
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of political and social upheaval in 1963 Louisiana, Caroline, or… More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Nancy
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The play was interesting, but the sound left something to be desired. We were sitting in the fourth row to the right of the stage, and whenever the actors were in the center of the stage, we had trouble understanding them. The theater needs to address this problem.
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Good..but several of the female actresses were hard to hear. Also, the wigs used were so obvious that it cheapened the experience.
The flashbacks were well done. Music enhanced the performance. Set design was perfect.
I do not think though that...continued
Quotes & Highlights
In a small Bronx bar, a funeral party has gathered to honor Billy Lynch. Through the night, his friends and family weave together the tale of a husband, lover, dreamer, and storyteller, but also that of a hopeless drunk whose immense charm was but a veil over a lifetime of secrets and all-consuming sorrow.
Charming Billy is a masterful look at how a community can pin its dreams to one man, and how good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide. Blake Robison directs his stage adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Bethesda’s Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner.