Skip to main content
Home

MAP IT

mapit icon close icon

Scena Theatre: Playing Burton



The life of Richard Burton unfolds in a fascinating one-man show

Now - Dec 18, 2022.

PLAYING BURTON is a fascinating one-man show about the storied life of the international star of stage and screen, Richard Burton. This play offers a penetrating look at the notorious actor's life—from growing up in an impoverished mining community in South Wales to becoming one of the greatest performers of his generation. PLAYING BURTON is an intense and personal look at his lifelong achievements as an artist, his passionate, yet tempestuous love affair with Elizabeth Taylor, and his tragic, yet public battle with alcoholism. The lyrical, poetic text is a soulful exploration of fame, ambition, and identity told from the perspective of the megastar who experienced it all. Acclaimed actor Brian Mallon (Gods and Generals and Gettysburg), reprises the role of Burton with expertise. In 2005, he performed this play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great accolades. Mallon also played this role in NYC, LA and Cardiff. His fluency in Welsh provides genuine authenticity, as that was Burton's first language. Don't miss this powerful drama by DC's premier international theatre company. Playing November 30 - December 18. 

CONTACT

1333 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States

(202) 399-7993
25-35

Nearby Favorites

washington dc

Clyde's of Gallery Place

Clyde's of Gallery Place is located in the heart of Chinatown, ne...

VIEW DETAILS

SPONSORED

washington dc

Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill

Stay only steps from top attractions on Capitol Hill

VIEW DETAILS

SPONSORED

washington dc

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps: Enter and experience wh...

VIEW DETAILS

SPONSORED

Partner Content