- It's the last weekend for 'Art' at the Signature Theatre. (Photo by Scott Suchman)
Discount tickets are still available for these weekend shows, which have been equally loved and loathed by the critics:
Cyrano at the Folger Theatre: Half-price tickets for $22-$30.
Critics say: "This is by far the funniest Cyrano you will ever see (and that includes Steve Martin’s contemporary retelling in the 1987 movie “Roxanne”.)" – D.C. Theatre Scene. "Folger Theatre’s new version, simply called “Cyrano,” never establishes an adequate counterbalance for the schmaltz. It’s a faithful, even credulous, treatment that ultimately comes across as wordy and weightless." – Washington Post. "Moreno and the text play up [Christian's] dim-wittedness in a way that, as my companion observed, could have been modeled on Keanu Reeves. "I'm not very good with the language thing," says Christian to Cyrano, and you almost expect him to add, "Dude." – TBD.
Amadeus at the Round House Theatre: Half-price tickets for $25-$30.
Critics say: "[Edward] Gero has the majority of lines, and he never falters, whether spewing condemnation at his rival or visibly yearning over the sheer power of Mozart’s music." – Washingtonian. "There are times, though, when the show smacks of reenactment, as if [Director Mark] Ramont were reluctant to try anything really interesting with such an iconic play." – Washington Post.
The Moscows of Nantucket at Theater J: Half-price tickets for $22-$30.
Critics say: "You kind of wish the Moscows would invite you out to the island for a week of recreational kvetching, too." – Washington City Paper. "Although 'The Moscows of Nantucket' spreads a few intermittent dollops of joy — in the way of Forman’s amusing portrait of shpilkes in an agitated Jewish family — Benjie’s not a guy whose mundane ordeals qualify over even a fairly short haul as dramatically engaging." – Washington Post. "The inspired set design turns the Moscows’ beachfront property into a character itself. The house is lovingly detailed, with two lobsters flanking the door, as a sort of sly dig at the Moscows’ Jewish bona fides." – D.C. Theatre Scene.
Art at Signature Theatre (closing soon!): Discount tickets for $43-$57.
Critics say: As the men look at themselves anew and the great big painting comes and goes before us, Reza seems to ask 'Do you know what art is?'' as well as 'Do you know who you are?'" – Metro Weekly. "Yvan’s slow realization that neither of his friends respect him should pack a punch, but Michael Russotto’s performance is so broad compared to the layered work Hébert and Lescault are doing that he seems to be in another show. (Specifically, Seinfeld.) – Washington City Paper.