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192 Star Starred
Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 26 members
Review from johanna
11 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Charlotte
41 events 30 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from KWL
10 events 2 reviews

We saw the film version, but never read the book. The material seemed to adapt well to the stage. Great minimalist set managed to convey the places well with just a little imagination, too - Italy, the sea, interiors. Solid cast. An enjoyable...continued

reviewed Sep 16 2010 report as inappropriate
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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)

<em>Parade</em> The Victorian Lyric Opera Company Presents <em>La Perichole</em> <em>Fickle: A Fancy French Farce</em> <em>James and the Giant Peach Jr.</em> <em>Fun Home</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise