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268 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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"Much Ado About Nothing"
51 ratings
4.6 average rating
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15 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 25 2009

This was a joyous, well-acted and lively production of Much Ado. I've seen the play many times, but this was by far the best presentation ever. The actors were all wonderful, although special kudos go to Alex Perez for his role as Dogberry. He...continued

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17 events
6 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

Excellent! The Caribbean theme helped to make the performance more understandable and colorful!
I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to all of my friends.

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 01 2009

Thoroughly delightful. Having strong connections to the Caribbean, I felt I was back in Bequia. The acting was superb. Am recommending it to my friends.

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From Washington City Paper’s 2009 Fall Arts Preview:

“With any luck, Timothy Douglas’s Caribbean update of Much Ado About Nothing will make an even more joyful noise. There’s reason to hope: Douglas made dazzling work out of Robert O’Hara’s uproarious Insurrection: Holding History at Theater Alliance a couple of years back, and his no-nonsense résumé includes the world premiere of August Wilson’s final play, Radio Golf. Bonus good sign: The guy who’ll be playing Benedick, the fast-talking, Beatrice-bashing smart-mouth brought to his knees by love? That would be Howard Overshown, a veteran of shows as diverse as Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman and Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.” —Trey Graham

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