Venue Details

268 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Gaming Table"
124 ratings
4.3 average rating
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C Nuttall Red Velvet
25 events
6 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

The play is very funny, but the Goldstar seats in the left balcony were seriously obstructed. 1/3 of the play took place in sections that were unable to be viewed from my seat. This is the first disappointing seat location I have encountered...continued

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Jim
34 events
15 reviews
83 stars
attended Feb 21 2012

Having read some reviews, I was disappointed. The characters were generally unbelievable. The sets were great, and the costumes were good.

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11 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

It was not witty or amusing, but rather slapstick. We left at the intermission.

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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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