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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 30

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Emily Young (Sylvia) showers the stage with letters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Folger Theatre.
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Emily Young (Sylvia) showers the stage with letters in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Folger Theatre.

Apr. 30-May 25: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The New York-based troupe Fiasco Theater makes its D.C. debut with Shakespeare’s clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which you can see at Folger Theatre through May 25. An enthusiastic six-member cast livens up the show with musical instruments that they play on stage as they tell the story of two friends, Valentine and Proteus, who fall for the same woman. Hilarity, mistaken identity and betrayal ensue as the two gentlemen fight for love.

May 1: Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Tomorrow night at 8 you can head to the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda for Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a concert honoring the Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp who performed the composition sixteen times in an act of courageous defiance. The program features a full performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass with The City Choir of Washington plus video testimony from survivors of the original chorus.

Music: “Nabucco: ‘Va pensiero’ (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)” by Giuseppe Verdi


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