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Park next door to Kennedy Center for just $12 or $13 - two parking garages available.
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Parking is $23. Park around GW and take the shuttle if you can.
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Katona József Theatre's "Gypsies"
15 ratings
2.8 average rating
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16 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 15 2012

You should have made it clear that it would be in Hungarian! The translations were at the far sides of the stage and it ws hard to read and watch the action simultaneously. We left at intermission, along with LOTS of other people!

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12 stars
attended Mar 15 2012

Over-elaborate plot, poor pacing (very draggy first scene),over-bright stage lighting (e.g., to represent a gypsy house without electricity), incongruous set, very wordy -- not a good play for super-titles. While some of the acting was good, the...continued

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0 stars
attended Mar 15 2012

Think of a play where a group of actors pretends to drink heavily and rant loudly in Hungarian - for hours. (There are subtitles on the sides). I have been to a LOT of plays and rarely have I cared less about what happened on stage. I could have...continued

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Explore the Arts: On March 15, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.


Katona József Theatre, one of Hungary’s most well-respected theater companies, performs Gypsies, which chronicles the love, tensions, and conflicts that arise among Gypsy musicians and Hungarians in the countryside.

Part of the Kennedy Center’s The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.