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Atlas Performing Arts Center
at Linden Ct NE 1333 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from marcel Drimer
15 events 2 reviews

Very well acted interesting play

reviewed Sep 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Greg H
60 events 43 reviews

'The Marriage of Maria Braun' is an ambitious play currently at the Atlas Center on H St NE. The large cast (9 actors) portray more than 20 characters, which can be a bit confusing at times. The lead actor, portraying Mrs. Braun, is the...continued

reviewed Sep 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan
43 events 12 reviews

Great acting, particularly by the lead. Nice combination of personal drama and historical details.

reviewed Sep 20 2013 report as inappropriate
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The presentation of Maria Braun truly reflects the collective international expertise of many artists at SCENA. Company co-founder and Artistic Director Robert McNamara, who is directing Maria Braun, is an expert on international drama. He has directed dozens of plays in many overseas countries and brings vast knowledge, expertise, and authenticity of foreign literature and culture to DC audiences. Peter Märthesheimer & Pea Fröhlich, noted German dramatists, translated Maria Braun into English and adapted the cult film for the stage. Gabriele Jakobi, who has directed numerous award-winning plays and festivals in her native Berlin, is serving as SCENA Dramaturg and script consultant. And finally, Alisa Mandel from Russia is serving as costume designer and has created many exotic costumes for SCENA and other international productions in the US and abroad.

Performing the title role is Helen Hayes Award® Winner Nanna Ingvarsson, of Danish descent. She recently performed with SCENA to praiseworthy reviews in the roles of Margaret Thatcher in Sink the Belgrano! (2010) and The Wife in GREEK (2011), both by Britain’s Steven Berkoff. Also for SCENA, Nanna has performed as Solange in The Maids and in the title role in Dark. Nanna was recently honored with a Boomerang Fund for Artists grant in 2011.  

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