Venue Details

Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 100 members
Review from Eddie Eitches
Red Velvet 216 events 105 reviews

My daughter, a 17 year old, said it was boring. She was especially confused at the color blind casting, where Blacks and Asians play New England white roles. She thought these were flash blacks to slavery or Japanese internment.

reviewed Feb 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from John
Red Velvet 99 events 98 reviews

This play should have been left to rest in peace. Should not have been resurrected, even for its 75th anniversary. It was so boring, and poorly done, that we (and a number of others) left after the first act. Seemed more like a play reading or...continued

reviewed Jan 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob D
Red Velvet 212 events 27 reviews

A so-so production at a full-price venue. Disappointing. Anachronistic "updates" did not succeed in connecting; players lacked either appreciation or connection with the time and the place depicted (which are the points of the play, alongside...continued

reviewed Jan 27 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Splendid! Without hesitation, I would urge anyone … to go see it, experience it. On the 75th anniversary of Our Town, this production is a showcase, not only of the gifts of the artists and actors involved, but also of the inventive spirit and imagination of Thornton Wilder.” — _"The Georgetowner":http://www.georgetowner.com/articles/2013/feb/04/our-town-75-years-still-yours-and-mine/ _
“Fresh and exciting! Director Stephen Rayne works his magic here by capturing the production’s enduring strength—relating to and indentifying with the characters so much that they become a circle of treasured friends." — DC Theatre Scene

Description

Recommended for ages 12 and up, as the play contains complex language and themes.

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