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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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30 events
5 reviews
217 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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11 events
4 reviews
4 stars
Two parking garages half block away on Waverly - free on weekends.
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"The Trip to Bountiful"
37 ratings
4.9 average rating
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DH1
226 events
165 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 17 2011

An enjoyable show with good performances by a capable cast (especially Lizan Mitchell). I particularly enjoyed the fact that a play with such a colorless and universal theme was staged with an African American cast and hope that Round House will...continued

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61 events
34 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

Lizan Mitchell's acting was sensational. If for no other reason than seeing her, the play is a must.

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Gretchen C. Red Velvet
102 events
20 reviews
64 stars
attended Mar 24 2011

Very VERY well done. There were at least 200--five busloads-- of 8th graders in the audience the night I went and there was not a peep out of them. Guess they really enjoyed it too!

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Description

Trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son and self-absorbed daughter-in-law, widow Carrie Watts dreams of returning to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her own family. Fearing that she’s an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law’s watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home. The results are both brilliantly life-affirming and heartbreaking in one of legendary playwright Horton Foote’s most beloved works.

Timothy Douglas directs an African American cast in a new production endorsed by the Foote estate especially for Round House*.

*The cast includes Doug Brown, Jessica Frances Dukes, Chinai J. Hardy, Robert Jason Jackson, Lizan Mitchell and Lawrence Redmond.