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  Widowers' Houses at Undercroft Theatre

Widowers' Houses

Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington

Watch a trailblazing 1893 comedy continue to make waves when the Washington Stage Guild brings Widowers' Houses to Undercroft Theatre. An ambitious young doctor falls in love with the daughter of a predatory real-estate speculator, but while her wealth is appealing, he balks at its source. Her refusal to live on his income alone spells trouble, until the facts about his own family finances are revealed. George Bernard Shaw's first play sparkles as it fences with some unpleasant truths.

Thru - Oct 22, 2017

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

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BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...DC's little jewel, known as the Washington Stage Guild (WSG), has always presented pieces that you can't see elsewhere in the area. With its current offering Widowers' Houses, WSG gives area theatregoers a chance to see a lesser known work by esteemed playwright George Bernard Shaw. While this script is not a center piece of Shaw's canon (a la Pygmalion or Heartbreak House) WSG, true to form, delivers a high-end production of it featuring a top-notch group of performers."
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Elliot Lanes

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...As the light romantic comedy of the first act gives way to the darker explorations of the second and third, Glenn’s character takes on additional dimensions, as does every other character. The performers excel in making their characters likable and human without sacrificing a morsel of their moral distastefulness. This includes Steven Carpenter and Paige O’Malley as the play’s representatives of the lower class, who neither play awful stereotypes nor pitiable saints. O’Malley somehow even manages to take a three-line role as a waitress and make a full person out of it, turning a functional background role into another facet of the play’s moral universe. "
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Brett Steven Abelman

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