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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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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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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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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.


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

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