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  Husbands & Lovers at Undercroft Theatre

Husbands & Lovers

Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington

The Washington Stage Guild presents Husbands and Lovers, from Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar, author of such Stage Guild hits as The Guardsman, The Play's The Thing, and A Tale of The Wolf. With witty dialogue reminiscent of Oscar Wilde, Molnar presents comic scenes illustrating the many ways men and women can drive each other crazy. Molnar's wicked blend of realism and romanticism, cynicism and sentimentality perfectly captures the feelings inspired by romantic relationships.

Presented by Washington Stage Guild

Thru - Mar 18, 2012

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

Price: $40-$50

Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins with no intermission
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Washington Post - Somewhat Recommended

"... Admittedly, the ho-hum presentational style and slightly fustian acting of the Washington incarnation fail to give “Husbands & Lovers” much lift. Often standing in decorous pairs beneath an impressionistic gazebo-style roof (Carl F. Gudenius and Jie Yu designed the set, with its smattering of garden furniture; Sigridur Johannesdottir devised the period costumes, including a feathered turban and some spats), the cast often seems to gesture toward, but not fully inhabit, the manners of a more formal era."
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Celia Wren

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

Playing Molnár, the Hungarian playwright born in Budapest, is a little like snowboarding. You have to ride the dialogue well forward and stay dangerously fast and loose to get plenty of air and lift off. Husbands & Lovers, Ferrenc Molnár’s work about how men and women “can’t get no satisfaction” from each other, receives its American premiere as part of Washington Stage Guild’s silver anniversary season. The company serves up a surprisingly fresh work from the 1920’s that speaks to our hilarious inadequacy to speak the language of love.
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Susan Galbraith

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