Venue Details

32 Star Starred
Undercroft Theatre
Located on the ground floor of the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
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Many great dining locations nearby, so make an evening of it in the Mount Vernon/Penn Quarter neighborhood.
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"The Old Masters"
61 ratings
4.4 average rating
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98 events
78 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 08 2014

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.

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24 stars
attended Jan 03 2014

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

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36 reviews
38 stars
attended Jan 26 2014

Interesting. I am a big BB fan.

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“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)


By Simon Gray

Directed by Laura Giannarelli

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

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Stage Guild

The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit – plays from all periods of world drama enacted by a classical ensemble with a contemporary sensibility – rare plays, well done!