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Bachelorette

The Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington

Ten years out of high school, three unhappy friends celebrate a classmateís wedding with a purse full of pills, acid wit, and a few eager men. A comic and lacerating look at toxic friendships and other lifelong commitments.

Thru - Jul 8, 2012

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm



Price: $35-$69

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 202-332-3300

Running Time: 1hr, 30mins

www.studiotheatre.org


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  Review Round-Up

Washington Post - Highly Recommended

"... Like a pair of pearl-studded garters worn beneath a thrift-store nuptial gown, thereís a morality play and a pop-psychology manifesto tucked beneath the surface of the acid comedy ďBachelorette.Ē Now on view in a terrifically acted and flawlessly paced Studio Theatre production, directed by David Muse, Leslye Headlandís diverting play chronicles a night of frenzied misbehavior by Gena, Katie and Regan, single 20-somethings whose wild oats come in a genetically engineered supercrop variety."
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Celia Wren


City Paper - Highly Recommended

"...Bachelorette is the summerís must-see play for D.C. women of a certain age and situation. Iím talking about ladies between the age of 25 and 40 who have attended one too many prenuptial nights out. The friend who joined me to see the play has five (five!) weddings to attend this year, and is pulling bridesmaid duty in two. We came looking for catharsis, and we got itóplus a yearís worth of blowjob jokes and an honest look at just how cruel insecure women can be, more so to themselves than to each other."
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Rebecca J. Ritzel


Washingtonian - Recommended

"...Bachelorette, Leslye Headlandís chaotic exploration of excess, might sound a little like the 2011 hit Kristen Wiig movie Bridesmaids, with its foul-mouthed heroines, pill-fueled exploits, and prewedding hedonism. But Headlandís play, which debuted in 2010 and was recently made into a movie starring Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher slated for release later this year, is a different trip entirely. Lacking kindness, empathy, or any redeeming characteristics whatsoever, Bacheloretteís three central Gen Y-ers are monstrosities, spewing a perfect trail of bile and insults in their wake."
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Sophie Gilbert


DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...What makes this play and production so unique and crazy is that you canít help but fall for these loud-mouthed, self-loathing and despicable losers. You actually see where theyíre coming from and see why they do what they do. And you laugh at and with them."

Mariya Danilenko


BrightestYoungThings - Highly Recommended

"...Iíll bet that Leslye Headland is sick of being asked if the success of Bridesmaids inspired her to write Bachelorette. Thereís a point midway through the rather nasty first act of the play where I find myself making the comparison, too. However, Bachelorette has so much more to offer than that somewhat funny (but rather facile) film, going beyond simple ďgirls can do gross-out humorĒ and building to an astonishing emotional climax by the third act."
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William Alburque


MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...Overall, Studio has a winner in this production. Itís a fine example of a great script, and equally great acting coming together to create an exquisite whole. Itís certainly intense at moments, and may not be for those uncomfortable with crude dialogue, but should be considered a must-see for those who like to take a chance on something that offers great insight on American society, what we value, what we donít, and what it means to be successful."
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Jennifer Perry



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