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Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 38 members
Review from Shaynee111
1 event 1 review

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

reviewed Oct 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gail Weigl
Red Velvet 51 events 17 reviews

An intriguing concept, excellently acted and staged

reviewed Oct 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Suzanne Yuskiw
Red Velvet 42 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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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).

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