Venue Details

Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 53 members
Review from Isabelle A. Badoux
Red Velvet 39 events 20 reviews

I agree with some of the other reviews. Loved the actresses (Holly Twyford and Nancy Robinette are always excellent) but the story was slow. Our seats were excellent (3rd row orchestra) which was a first with Goldstar but that tells me that they...continued

reviewed Jan 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy Cedar
Red Velvet 35 events 18 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
103 events 22 reviews

This is a beautiful play. Even though it's almost entirely monologues, they move quickly, and the stories being told pull you in. All three actresses are magnificent, and are giving finely shaded performances.

reviewed Feb 10 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

**__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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