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 C Nuttall
Red Velvet 25 events 6 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim
35 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
11 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 05 2012 report as inappropriate
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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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