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Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
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I was worried about getting crappy seat but they were great seats-third row, center. The way seating is set up, there aren't really any bad seats in the theater.
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Many restaurants from which to choose are in immediate area
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"The Habit of Art"
38 ratings
4.2 average rating
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attended Oct 14 2011

Great show! Very, very talented cast. The play within a play method was clever and not at all confusing.

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15 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

An intriguing concept, excellently acted and staged

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9 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

Wonderful play, beautifully acted and produced. It helps to read the notes before the play begins. This enriches the experience.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A production so polished that it could open on Broadway as is.” -The Wall Street Journal
“Bennett’s humor is learned and gentle.” -The Washington Post
“An extraordinarily funny, deeply revealing look at the creation of theater from start to finish.” -Washingtonian
“You’ll have a grand time.” -_Washington City Paper _
The Habit of Art is both entertaining and profound.” -_Washington Examiner _
“Stellar performances, spot-on direction, a swift pace, and frequent laughs.” -MD Theatre Guide
“[Ted van Griethuysen and Paxton Whitehead] are just terrific.” —WETA


Alan Bennett was born in Leeds and studied at Exeter College, Oxford. He co-wrote and starred in the satirical review_ Beyond the Fringe_, along with Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. Later the show traveled to the West End and to New York. After this, he started writing for the stage, and later, plays for television. To date he has been actor, director, broadcaster, and written for stage, television, radio and film. His first stage play was Forty Years On (1969). Other well-known stage plays include Kafka’s Dick (1987), Single Spies (1988), Talking Heads (1998), The Madness of George III (1992), The History Boys (2004), and The Habit of Art (2009).