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Rated by 32 members
Tom Zoeller
Review from Tom Zoeller
Red Velvet 42 events 17 reviews

The Woolly Mammoth theatre is a great venue and I don't think that there is a bad seat in the house. I like that for some plays, the stage and seating can be varied, so it's not always a traditional stage/audience seating.

I like that Woolly...continued

reviewed Jun 23 2019 report as inappropriate
Corinne in DC
Review from Corinne in DC
Red Velvet 124 events 8 reviews

Fabulous acting, thought-provoking (albeit sprawling) play. Well worth seeing! Don't miss it - closing soon.

reviewed Jun 19 2019 report as inappropriate
Lynn l lewis
Review from Lynn l lewis
Red Velvet 21 events 4 reviews

A provocative play, riveting for all 2 hours and 40 minutes....superb acting, direction, staging techniques and tought-provoking script. Highly recommend theatre goers read the program notes before the play...otherwise it is fairly complex and...continued

reviewed Jun 16 2019 report as inappropriate
James
Review from James
98 events 33 reviews

“Describe the Night.” An ambitious play about Fact and Fiction, Truth and Falsehood, with a backdrop of 100 years of a magical realistic portrayal of Russian-Soviet history. Not Rajiv Joseph’s best play (see Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). But a...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2019 report as inappropriate
Kcin Andrex
Review from Kcin Andrex
72 events 27 reviews

So disappointed in Woolly Mammoth these days. I used to love their plays and was a season ticket holder. Now, their offerings are odd, acting isn't as good as it once was, and a disappointing way to spend 3 hours.

reviewed Jun 08 2019 report as inappropriate
Virginiaman
Review from Virginiaman
39 events 23 reviews

The show made me long for the days of Nicky Silver and Fat Men in Skirts. I see and understand the importance of the play, but unless you live under a rock you can see this happening every day of the week in the United States. Theatre was...continued

reviewed May 29 2019 report as inappropriate
Jerry
Review from Jerry
54 events 21 reviews

Interesting play, a lot of back and forth regarding the time line and characters. Well acted, but by intermission you are wondering, where is this going, what is the message? Biggest problem was the length. Way too long. With intermission, 3...continued

reviewed May 29 2019 report as inappropriate
Frederick Zirm
Review from Frederick Zirm
21 events 14 reviews

Very well staged and well acted. The use of sound, light, and music are also first rate. The script is inventive and often gripping but tries to tie things together too neatly and literally at the end. As a result, the play seemed about one scene...continued

reviewed Jun 13 2019 report as inappropriate
Anna Kofner
Review from Anna Kofner
68 events 10 reviews

The play was written with as much accuracy as possible to reflect the reality of the political situation in Soviet Union/ Russian Federation in the span of 90 years. I like the "what if" development that merges the bloodlines of Babel and Putin....continued

reviewed Jun 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Xiaofu Ding
Review from Xiaofu Ding
35 events 6 reviews

What a treat! From the play script to staging to excellent acting, Describe the night is surely one of the best plays I have seen 2018-2019.

reviewed May 30 2019 report as inappropriate
Dana Grabiner
Review from Dana Grabiner
11 events 3 reviews

This chilling story of Soviet plots, poets, paranoia, and near-paranormal stretches across the 20th century well into the 21st century as parallels to that history tiptoe into today.

Not without humor, the story raises the obvious but important...continued

reviewed Jun 09 2019 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

Beautiful story!

reviewed May 29 2019 report as inappropriate
green5483
Review from green5483
12 events 1 review

Circular plays like this rarely work. They feel meaningful but in reality there’s not much there. This production used a lot of spectacle which felt like an attempt to make up for a disappointing script.

reviewed Jun 20 2019 report as inappropriate