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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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"The Carpetbagger's Children"
53 ratings
4.2 average rating
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18 reviews
15 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

All three of the actresses did a superb job--unfortunately, the play was a rather static unfolding of family history--a bit trite, altho with some poignant memories and chuckles--It was hard to liven it up with such minimal interaction--but I...continued

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 21 2011

The southern cadences of this film, both in the writing and acting were spot on for the era. It reminded me so much of my great aunts in SC, their small dramas that are everything. That these are monologs (though interrelated) does necessarily...continued

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7 reviews
15 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

We were os looking forward to seeing The Carperbaggers Children but unfortunately were very disappointed. The seats were great, the actresses terrific but neither of those two elements could ssve this play. There was a story line, yes but...continued

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“Few dramatists today can replicate this kind of storytelling with the gentle mastery that Mr. Foote provides in his… portrait of the decline of one fractious family….” —The New York Times


**__The Carpetbagger’s Children__

by Horton Foote

directed by Mark Ramont**

In a series of charming, humorous and poignant vignettes, Horton Foote’s The Carpetbagger’s Children weaves a captivating tapestry of family secrets, small-town life and private tragedies. At the center of the play are sisters Cornelia, Grace Anne and Sissie, daughters of a Union soldier who moved south after the war. The sisters’ bonds are challenged as they seek to preserve the family’s Texas plantation in an era of startling growth and change.

Director of Theatre Programming Mark Ramont (The Rivalry) directs this powerful and thoughtful exploration of one family’s life in the Post-Reconstruction South. An Academy Award-winning playwright, Foote won the 2002 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics New Play Award for The Carpetbagger’s Children. Washington favorites Nancy Robinette, Kimberly Schraf and Holly Twyford star in the Ford’s Theatre premiere of a play by one of the nation’s most prolific writers for stage and screen. __

The New York Times__ called Horton Foote “a major American dramatist whose epic body of work recalls Chekhov in its quotidian comedy and heartbreak, and Faulkner in its ability to make his own corner of America stand for the whole.”

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