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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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"The School For Scandal"
20 ratings
3.6 average rating
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30 events
13 reviews
20 stars
attended May 21 2008

The male playing a female role was disquieting only in the first scene--his/her blonde wig was SMASHING and completed the illusion from then on.

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37 events
10 reviews
8 stars
attended May 15 2008

I have seen this play before so I am not new to it. I did not like this version because it was very overdone, overplayed and some of the characters miscast. Sheridan is supposed to be over the top, but this was too much. Tom Story should not...continued

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4 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 08 2008

Incredible acting. Hilarious play. Loved it.

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Description

The School for Scandal

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Directed by Richard Clifford

True loves and true characters are revealed amid gossip, clever pretenses, and ostensibly compromising situations. It’s all Surface and Candour in this witty comedy of very bad manners and irresistible folly. This classic, which premiered in London in 1777, is Sheridan’s crowning achievement.

Cast:

Steve Beall — Bumper/Servant

Clinton Brandhagen — Charles Surface

Nathaniel P. Claridad — Backbite

Catherine Flye — Mrs. Candour

Laura C. Harris — Maria

John Lescault — Crabtree/Moses

Hugh Nees — Oliver Surface

Cody Nickell — Joseph Surface

Kate Eastwood Norris — Lady Teazle

David Sabin — Peter Teazle

Margo Seibert — Maid

Theodore M. Snead — Careless

Tom Story — Lady Sneerwell

Shane Wallis — Snake/Trip

Authors Angela Flournoy, Marcus Guillory & Margo Jefferson Poet Tracy K. Smith Roxane Gay and Hilton Als <em>As You Like It</em> Authors Nathaniel Rich & Kate Walbert <em>The Second Shepherds' Play</em> <em>The Displaced</em> The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Mariah Carey <em>Cirque du Soleil</em> Gift Card Evangel Christmas Celebration 2016 <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> Step Afrika!: <em>Magical Musical Holiday Step Show</em> Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> <em>Into the Woods</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em>