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Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
202-332-3300
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 42 members
Review from John
Red Velvet 99 events 98 reviews

I felt the second half was better than the first half. During the first half, it seemed like the actors were just reading their lines and not getting into character. However, things started to gel in the second half.

reviewed May 25 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Francine J.
Red Velvet 77 events 45 reviews

I can't imagine a better theatre evening. The quality of the script and the cast was first rate, and I found the play even more thought provoking and nuanced than the movie (which I also loved). Moreover, seeing this play in such an intimate...continued

reviewed May 25 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Rosalind Lacy MacLennan
137 events 30 reviews

I guess it's worth seeing because it won the 2007 Pulitzer. I'm just very tired of homosexual themes. I know I'm going counter-culture, that I could be run outta town for saying this. I thought pitting two educational philosophies against each...continued

reviewed May 23 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Modrocker
26 events 21 reviews

Put simply, the casting is perfect! You can tell the actors have had time to really come together as a cohesive group. It's fun to see some of what looks like inside jokes played out on stage.

reviewed May 17 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Ebullient, crackling, miraculous theatre — as moving as it is intellectually extravagant.” —_Newsday _
““A worthwhile successor to the many splendored, Tony-winning original!” —_Washington Post  _

Description

The History Boys

By Alan Bennett

Directed by Joy Zinoman

Featuring Simon Kendall, Floyd King and Tana Hicken

The 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Play! Alan Bennett’s sharply funny and touching comedy goes inside the world of a British boys school, where two teachers become rivals for the minds and hearts of eight unruly students. Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman re-imagines this warm, brilliant and epic play, which features a cast of 12.

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