Ah wilderness

Ah, Wilderness! Reviews

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

"Ah, Wilderness!"
62 ratings
4.0 average rating
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

The first act started off with the actors being very mechanical; but half way thru they began to get in the groove and the play was very enjoyable and moving all the way to the end...

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36 reviews
37 stars
attended Apr 06 2012

I've seen this play several times in the past, so, for better or worse, I had several other peformances to reference. I found some aspects of the current production -- for example, Rick Foucheux's spot-on performance as the father -- very...continued

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28 reviews
18 stars
attended Mar 13 2012

Fun and then more fun. Well done

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

A period piece, some excellent acting (Nancy Robinette as Essie and Rick Foucheux as Nat Miller); good performances by Fried (Sid) and Schraf (Lily). Disappointing: William Riley (Richard). Perhaps a directing issue; too bad. Nice sets, audio...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
12 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

Wonderful production. Nancy Robinette was fantastic, as always.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

I generally enjoyed the production, although the performances are a bit uneven at this early stage in the run. Sets, costumes, lighting and other production elements are quite good; however, the setting and staging for the bar scene is very...continued

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JohninDC
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38 reviews
29 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

Very fine production. The actor playing Richard was outstanding.

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37 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

wonderful afternoon, a great performance and a terrific seat

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21 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

very well done and funny. Only giving it 4 stars because it didn't blow me away, but definitely a great evening. I was very impressed with how relevant a 80 year old play still is. It could have taken place today with only a few changes in the...continued

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20 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 06 2012

The show was a bit long, but it was definitely entertaining. We enjoyed it!

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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

The play was very well acted and interesting from the perspective of Eugene O'Neill's life. However, it lacked a real plot and went on too long, with many extraneous bits.

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14 reviews
25 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

The play was delightfully funny and staging, except for the musical transitions, excellent. The cast was superb and the time period well portrayed.

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12 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

Great play. For once, an O'Neill play that ended happily. The actors were well-cast. Thought the leads were terrific in their parts.

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

Play doesn't translate well in modern times. Acting was inconsistent. Left after 1st act.

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Jessica Martin
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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

We were a little lost in the beginning with some of the old author references. Some of the other audience members thought it was really funny though. We definitley got several good laughs out of the play. Some of the actors were a lot better...

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

Great show. Well acted. Good entertainment for the whole family!

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 11 2012

A sweet, old timey confection.

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Magwood95
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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 10 2012

Great seats, love the Arena but Ah, Wilderness was mind numbing.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

This was really a superb evening with a topflight cast. Glad to have gotten a chance to see it.

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5 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

The show was great. The theater where it plays is awesome and very personal. All seats are good!
The show is interesting, long, but it doesn't feel like it.

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