Venue Details

Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 124 members
Review from rita
Red Velvet 123 events 108 reviews

The production design was terrific, and the cast was good. The plot was fairly predictable, but that's OK. Overall, I'd recommend it.

reviewed Feb 26 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from joans
Red Velvet 137 events 45 reviews

Witty and entertaining. And, like a window looking back 300 years to what people found entertaining on the state - which is much more progressive than one might imagine. The theatre itself is small and beautiful, and it was interesting to arrive...continued

reviewed Feb 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from eepurcell
Red Velvet 165 events 26 reviews

Beautiful and fun production.

reviewed Mar 03 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

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Description

Written by Susanna Centlivre

Additional Material by David Grimm

Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

Whimsy, wit, and wordplay sparkle in this effervescent comedy by Susanna Centlivre, one of 18th-century London’s most popular playwrights. An independent-minded widow with a penchant for gambling holds a nightly card game, teeming with revelers and rakes, which bankrupts some and entertains all.

For this revival of Centlivre’s hit, Eleanor Holdridge leads an extraordinary all-female design team, including set designer Marion Williams, costume designer Jessica Ford, lighting designer Nancy Schertler, and sound designer Veronika Vorel.

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