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94 Star Starred
Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
202-332-3300
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"Penelope"
23 ratings
3.7 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Performances were not perfect but overall an excellent production in a very cozy theater. Nearly all seats are close to the stage. The good vs. bad definitions are very fuzzy, making the audience think and removing the comfort of watching a...continued

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 24 2011

This was an original well-written, well-staged, and well acted play that exceeded the hype. I do not give out 5 ratings lightly, but this one deserves it. It was a unique, imaginatitve tour-de-force.
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3 reviews
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attended Mar 16 2011

This was really wonderful! The actors are from Ireland so no terrible fake accents to suffer thru. They have been traveling around doing the play for a while now, so they are seasoned and finely tuned. And it's funny! No intermission which is...continued

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“…extravagantly imaginative….deliciously acted.” —_The New York Times _
“This is extraordinary theatre!” —T_he Sunday Independent_

Description

A Druid Production

Penelope

by Enda Walsh

directed by Mikel Murfi

One of The New York Times’ top 10 productions of 2010!

Quinn, Burns, Dunne and Fitz’s routine of desperately competing for the love of fair Penelope takes a dramatic turn when the four suitors realize that each of them had the same dream prophesying her husband’s return home after years away at war. Not only will he reclaim his wife’s love, they foresee him slaughtering all her suitors! The four men decide the only way to save their lives is to support one of their fellow suitors to win Penelope’s love before her husband returns. As the men take turns encouraging the “wooer-at-bat,” their longing for Penelope and jealous tendencies lead to sabotage that put their very existence in jeopardy!

(Photo: Niall Buggy, Aaron Monaghan and Karl Shiels by Robert Day)

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