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The Way of the World


  • Folger Shakespeare Library (map)

A comedy of manner-with no manners at all. Mae is an altruistic woman with just a little baggage-a $600 million inheritance. When her philandering boyfriend, Henry, seduces her aunt, both women become the object of scandal. Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land of the Hamptons, 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. January 9th - February 11th, 2018.

Earlier Event: February 4
National Harbor Restaurant Week
Later Event: February 7
Orchids at the US Botanical Garden