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239 Star Starred
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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27 events
25 reviews
14 stars
27 events
25 reviews
14 stars
I wore Good shoes, jacket, slacks. most people were in business attire. No tourists..
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"The Way of the World"
24 ratings
4.0 average rating
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137 events
30 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 02 2008

I loved it. You must understand this play is rarely performed so this theater experience took me back to my theater days at U.C.L.A. The Way of the World was required, difficult reading for undergraduates. The plot is so hopelessly tangled but in...continued

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22 reviews
23 stars
attended Oct 24 2008

The wit and comedy didn't come through. It's not an easy play to perform, and too many of the actors didn't convey the meaning of the words. As a result, the evening was boring.
On the plus side, the costumes were terrific.

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21 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 12 2008

Another pleasant experience at the Landsburgh theater. Both my husband and I enjoyed the play-even though it was written 300 years ago, there were a lot of parallels to contemporary society. The costumes were eyecatching--the green absolutely...continued

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Featuring witty repartee in the grand tradition of The Country Wife and The Beaux’ Stratagem_, Congreve’s delicious comedy of manners sends up courtship and marriage. Amid the gossip and frivolous love affairs of fashionable London society, the clever and conniving lovers Millamant and Mirabell are determined to pursue “a marriage of true minds.” But Millamant’s jealous guardian stands in their way. The only way to achieve their goal is to beat the fops, the fools and the resentful rivals at their own game—through double-dealing and outrageous deception. Michael Kahn directs this great English comedy, one of the finest of the Restoration era. The cast features Veanne Cox and Christopher Innvar (_The Beaux’ Stratagem) as well as STC favorites Floyd King, Andrew Long and Nancy Robinette.

About the Ticket Supplier: Shakespeare Theatre Company

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.