Venue Details

Mead Theatre Lab
Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 280 events 68 reviews

I'd actually rate this a 3.5. The dual cast was distracting at times, but it's a thought provoking play.

reviewed Nov 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Joseph
Red Velvet 53 events 38 reviews

The international cast was brilliant, with a man and a woman doubling each of the two dialectically opposed characters in an ingenious space, the audience seated at cafe tables provided with candles, tiny tankards of lager, and nuts, and the...continued

reviewed Nov 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda
26 events 18 reviews

Not great theater but interesting premise and presentation.

reviewed Nov 23 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“This production argues forcefully for theatres in Washington (and elsewhere) to continue to plumb the depths of Havel’s work … the strategy of doubling of the cast enables us to see more clearly the inner conflicts of the characters Havel treats so compassionately. May we never live in times where plays like this become a necessity; but may we always live in times when Havel’s plays have an essential role in our ongoing examination of the human condition.” -" ":
“Humphries executes the innovation via simultaneous recitation at various points and through the continuation of dialogue begun by Stanek/Vanek in one study by Stankova/Vankova in the other. In some of the tenser, more reflective moments, the pairs cross paths and inhabit each other’s spaces. The intriguing treatment results in the feeling of watching two plays at once.”


 This show is recommended for mature audiences.

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