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Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Rosalind Lacy MacLennan
137 events 30 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 02 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Tyler F. Wean
39 events 24 reviews

Great show! Very funny.

reviewed Oct 30 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
103 events 22 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 24 2008 report as inappropriate
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Description

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.

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