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  The Night Watcher at Studio Theatre

The Night Watcher

Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington

Motherhood eluded Charlayne Woodard, but as a godmother, aunt, confidant, and mentor, countless children have enhanced—and sometimes rattled—her life. With exuberance and grace, two-time Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Woodard fuses ten vignettes of non-parental guidance into a radiant tour de force.

Thru - Nov 17, 2013

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

Price: $39 - $59

Running Time: 2 hours, with 1 intermission

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Washington Post - Recommended

"...But don’t children need support from friends, confidants and advisers, as well as from parents? Isn’t there a vast amount of need in the world, requiring different kinds of ministrations? As “The Night Watcher” conjures up its vivid scenes and characters, it explores these questions, becoming a broader meditation on the responsibility we all owe other people."
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Celia Wren

Washingtonian - Highly Recommended

"...The Night Watcher isn’t an apologia for childlessness. It is instead a blazing ode to the boon of being a nonparent—an aunt, uncle, godparent, mentor—free and able to offer a hand to children and parents in a complex world."
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Jane Horwitz

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

The Night Watcher is a series of ten vignettes in which Woodard tells stories of her life as a godmother. The play begins with Woodard’s choice not to have children, as she and her husband decline the opportunity to adopt a baby on short notice.
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J. Robert Williams

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