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  All Save One at Undercroft Theatre

All Save One

Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington

Set in Hollywood 1950, this witty comedy-drama reveals what goes on behind closed doors when a world-famous writer, his actress wife and his longtime "secretary" arrive from England only to have their comfortable household disrupted by the arrival of a handsome young priest and a film producer with a secret of his own. Add a malicious young blackmailer, and this glimpse into how Hollywood dealt with private lives is by turns darkly funny and emotionally powerful. Settle in for this world premiere at the Undercroft Theatre in D.C.

Thru - Dec 9, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

  All Save One Reviews
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MetroWeekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...The narrative takes on too much at once, adding subplots about blackmail and a dim priest, while keeping the group bound to the stale confines of Sims’ sitting room. And, despite a well-delivered speech by Basil on the compromises of leading a closeted life, the play’s take on the parallel lives of different kinds of closeted folks feels done. Still, a more connected Sims might compensate for that, if some of the character’s willful blindness were somehow made alluring, instead of just all-encompassing."

Andre Hereford

BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...As presented in a crisp new production at Washington Stage Guild, this is a place where wisecracks tinkle like the ice in the extra-cold gin served up any old time of the sunny day."
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Roger Catlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Recommended

"...All Save One is a caring script and production to remind audiences of what the past was like. It is a play that tries to say oodles about adapting to new times to survive. And in its own way, All Save One is a warning about the near future as personal privacy is once again at stake. It is a script with a message that people need to face danger and take it on, that being shocked should not cause people to freeze in place even if exposure is threatened."
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David Siegel

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"...The first act seemed to meander a bit, while the second act zipped along quite nicely. World War II was invoked several times; it was a heavy-handed reference to current affairs because as Basil says, “Who says we are not behind enemy lines now?” But overall, the play is light and warm and cozy; you just know things are probably going to turn out okay at the end."
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Mary Ann Johnson

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...Even with my Clay-induced gripes, I still enjoyed laughing at the stellar jokes and nodding in agreement as Sims, Basil, Grant, Father Theodore, and Claire made introspective remarks on life, love, and entertainment. All Save One is a smart piece with witty characters and a plethora of memorable lines."
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Emily Priborkin

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