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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
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6 reviews
248 stars
The weather was freezing inside, hot outside. I wore Why are the answers about dress code always above the actual reviews on Goldstar?.
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6 reviews
248 stars
The weather was beautiful. I wore normal clothes, and I was freezing. Seriously, bring a heavy coat and an extra pair of socks. It was probably 55-60 degrees in the theater..
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Talented Mr. Ripley"
26 ratings
3.9 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 09 2010

With one exception, the acting was fine. However, the characters' motivations were difficult to discern. I fault the play, not the actors. I had previously seen the film in which characters were well drawn and conflicting motivations created...continued

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29 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 12 2010

Really excellent acting. The setting was superb and enabled us to experience a dramatic shock at the end of the first act.

The first act was leisurely in pace -- lots of setting up the characters and situation. The second act was much more...continued

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 12 2010

Enjoyed the production very much. Interesting staging and fine performances all around. All-in-all the best thing I've see at Round House in quite a while.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Gets closer to the black heart of Highsmith’s novel than you would have thought possible” —Financial Times


A play by Phyllis Nagy

Adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith

Directed by Blake Robison

This subversive, psychological thriller explores the mind of one of

literature’s great anti-heroes; an intelligent, suave, charming

psychopath whose amorality is at the center of a plot about duplicity

and murder. Helen Hayes Award winner Karl Miller is Ripley. Round House is the first regional theatre in the country to have this gripping play, which has been performed to acclaim in the UK and Australia, on its stage. (Photo of Karl Miller by Clinton Brandhagen)