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“Nice theater, but bad show” 3 of 5 stars
Review of American Century Theater

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American Century Theater
2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206
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Ranked #25 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Nice theater, but bad show”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The theater building and management was very professional and as we love community type theater environments we were excited to see a play there, especially having come from NC to see the play and visit family. The theater environment was excellent, however, the play was not well produced and directed, so the high ticket costs gave us concern. We're happy to support the arts with our money, but alI we saw was a confused and stunned audience at intermission, which is when we had to leave. We may try it again another time.

Visited March 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Hidden Gem -- American Century focuses on "neglected" 20th century plays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

This theater operates out of a stage attached to a middle school in Arlington, Virginia! However, I have been to several plays here over the last year and find that the performances, staging, lighting, sound, etc. are always top-notch! This black box theater provides lots of flexibility in seating and staging.

The plays I have seen here include Jules Feiffer's Little Murders, Visit to a Small Planet, Stage Door, Beyond the Horizon, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. Few theaters are performing such interesting plays at such consistent quality.

Check out the schedule -- it always includes some pay what you can days -- for what is coming up in 2012! Website = http://www.americancentury.org/index.php

Parking is right outside the theater, which is behind a Giant on Glebe Road; the website has directions

Visited February 2012
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