Venue Details

262 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Quotes & Highlights

“A well-made romp…mayhem with abandon…Peakes is a dervish of comic invention…think of Steve Carell in ‘The Office’ and imagine him in tights.” —The Washington Post
“Gaudy and vivacious…Folger Theatre’s perky production is a perfect way to usher in the season.” —Metro Weekly
“Inspired performances…the topsy-turvy journey is delightful.” —economist.com
“Folger Theatre has a winner…hilarious.” -The Examiner
“Sheer entertainment…a high-spirited energy that is infectious…witty lines and great performances.” _-Curtain Up _

Description

By Pierre de Marivaux
Directed by Richard Clifford
 
Translated and adapted by Stephen Wadsworth

Celebrate Spring-time in Washington with a fresh and flirtatious farce. Folger Theatre presents Pierre de Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance, a situation comedy set in 18th-century Paris guaranteed to make your sides ache.  Masters and servants switch places only to find true love in Marivaux’s delicious The Game of Love and Chance. Be tickled pink by a stellar cast, including Ian Merrill Peakes, who The Post calls “a dervish of comic invention…think of Steve Carell in ‘The Office’ – and now imagine him in tights.”

Authors Angela Flournoy, Marcus Guillory & Margo Jefferson <em>The Displaced</em> <em>As You Like It</em> The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Roxane Gay and Hilton Als Poet Tracy K. Smith <em>The Second Shepherds' Play</em> Authors Nathaniel Rich & Kate Walbert Mariah Carey <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em> <em>Carousel</em> <em>The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue</em> <em>A Choral Arts Christmas</em>