Venue Details

Undercroft Theatre
Located on the ground floor of the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
202-347-9620
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 61 members
Review from Robin Toblin Blumberg
Red Velvet 121 events 91 reviews

This was just a really well acted and thoughtful play. The topic was surprisingly interesting given that my husband and I are not art lovers. I'd recommend it and any plays done by the Washington Stage Guild.

reviewed Feb 08 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Karla
Red Velvet 85 events 51 reviews

Dress was casual. The entrance is on the side, you don't walk through the church. It's a gorgeous building. And, during intermission we tried to go up to the church but everything was locked. There were refreshments and snacks. The play was well...continued

reviewed Jan 03 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Joseph
Red Velvet 53 events 38 reviews

Interesting. I am a big BB fan.

reviewed Jan 26 2014 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The best thing about director Laura Giannarelli’s straightforward, handsomely designed production … is how unimpressed the actors are by the highbrow talk. They keep an easy humor in the air, even as they let you know that between all these operators, there’s blood on the floor.” -Washington Post
"_"Simon Gray’s thoroughly enjoyable drama The Old Masters_ is indeed about important art. It’s also about the art of the deal. But mostly it’s about the interdependent professional relationship (and sometimes friendship) between famed art historian Bernard Berenson and the equally famous art dealer Joseph Duveen. Washington Stage Guild’s take on Gray’s 2004 work currently playing at the intimate Undercroft Theatre features a very capable cast in a production straightforwardly staged by Laura Giannarelli." —Washington Blade
The Old Masters takes us into a world that seems far removed from our own lives, but which, by virtue of the issues it raises and aided by a highly skilled cast and crew helmed by director Laura F. Giannarelli, a Stage Guild founding member who has regularly appeared on both sides of the footlights, often succeeds in drawing us into it.  Giannarelli manages to mine much of the ‘gold’ from the script and her actors, making for a generally absorbing nearly three hours.” -DC Metro Theater Arts (4.5 stars)

Description

By Simon Gray

Directed by Laura Giannarelli

Featuring Conrad Feininger, David Jackson, Jewell Robinson, Steven Carpenter and Thomasin Savaiano

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