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This show closed on February 11, 2018

About The Way of the World

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 William Congreve’s classic Restoration play, THE WAY OF THE WORLD is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper-class. Written and directed by Theresa Rebeck (creator of TV's "Smash" and hit Broadway plays "Seminar," Mauritius," and others).

Run Time

2 hrs

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Recommended for ages 13 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.

The performances are first-rate, and the creative team full of innovative ideas.
DC Metro Theater Arts

Folger Theatre

201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

"Folger Theatre is the vibrant centerpiece of performing arts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. In the beautiful, intimate Elizabethan theater, the Folger performs a series of classics reflecting the breadth of the library’s peerless collection. Each year, Folger Theatre produces a three-play season of innovative productions, designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences while continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. While Shakespeare is central to its mission, the Theatre has produced a variety of other classical works, as well as new plays related to or inspired by Shakespeare. "

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