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Folger Theatre: The Way of the World

February 11, 2018
Tues - Thurs at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Sat at 2 & 8pm; Sun at 2 & 7pm

A new comedy adapted from the play by William Congreve Written and directed by Theresa Rebeck

A Comedy of Manners…With No Manners at All

Mae is a sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage—a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry dallies with her protective aunt, the world seems too much for her. Both women become the object of ridicule and scandal—but Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land of the Hampton’s one percent, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Freely adapted from Congreve’s classic play, The Way of the World is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper-class. Featuring Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen. Part of DC's Women's Voice Theater Festival highlighting new works by female artists.

Theresa Rebeck 

"Theater at its funniest and finest" - Seven Days

"A biting and hilarious satire" - The Times Argus

"Very funny ... not to be missed by those who want to laugh, and love" - Manchester Journal


Event Location

201 East Capitol Street, SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Capitol Hill


202-544-7077 or theatre () folger ! edu


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