Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre

Writer/director Theresa Rebeck has tackled everything from movies to novels, and now brings her cunning adaptation of William Congreve's The Way of the World to Folger Theatre as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Learn more at Theresa Rebeck's Stage Director Talk on January 11 and then see Folger Theatre's The Way of the World on stage now until February 11. For tickets and more information, visit us online or call the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077.

Folger Theatre Folger Theatre is the vibrant center piece of the Folger's public programs. With a focus on Shakespeare, Folger Theatre produces plays reflecting the breadth of the library's peerless collection. In this unique setting, with collaborations between artists and experts, Folger Theatre produces innovative stagings that have been commended as "breathtakingly original...strikingly contemporary" (The Washington Post). Led since 1991 by Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin, Folger Theatre has received 135 nominations and 23 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in acting, direction, design, and production.

During the recent seasons Folger Theatre has received the Outstanding Resident Play Award for its productions of Measure for Measure in 2007, Hamlet in 2011 and The Taming of the Shrew in 2013. Other highlights from Folger Theatre's producing history include these Helen Hayes Award recipients or nominees for outstanding production: Romeo and Juliet (2013), Orestes: A Tragic Romp (2010), Henry VIII (2010), Arcadia (2009), Macbeth (2008), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2006), Melissa Arctic (2006), She Stoops to Conquer (2002), Shakespeare's R & J (2001), Much Ado About Nothing (1998), and Romeo and Juliet (1997).

Photos by Teresa Wood.

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Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Henry (Luigi Sottile) and friend Charles (Brandon Espinoza, right) enjoy a cocktail and the Hamptons’ sun in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World.

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Kristine Nielsen stars as the ever-watchful Aunt Rene in Theresa Rebeck’s comedy The Way of the World at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Charles (Brandon Espinoza, left) tries to gather some juicy gossip from Henry (Luigi Sottile), who prefers to keep his dating life more of a secret in Theresa Rebeck’s comedy The Way of the World at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Rene (Kristine Nielsen) and her niece Mae (ELiza Huberth, right) find cause for great celebration in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World. On stage at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Rene (Kristine Nielsen) gets to know the enigmatic Lyle Swofford (Daniel Morgan Shelley) of Nantucket in Folger Theatre’s The Way of the World.

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Hamptonites Katrina (Erica Dorfler), Lyle (Daniel Morgan Shelley, center), and Charles (Brandon Espinoza) enjoy a cocktail and watch the estate lawn get painted a pristine green in Theresa Rebeck’s comedy The Way of the World. At Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Heiress Mae (ELiza Huberth) waits to have her ex-boyfriend Henry (Luigi Sottile) removed from the party, as guests Reg (Elan Zafir) and Charles (Brandon Espinoza, far right) look on. Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World is on stage at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Henry (Luigi Sottile) explains a precious family heirloom to the Waitress (Ashley Austin Morris) in Theresa Rebeck’s adaptation of Congreve’s The Way of the World.

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Aunt Rene (Kristine Nielsen, left) tries her best to cheer up Mae (ELiza Huberth) at a Hamptons bistro in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World. On stage at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Ashley Austin Morris stars as the highly perceptive Waitress in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World. On stage at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Mae (ELiza Huberth, right) encourages her Aunt Rene (Kristine Nielsen) to show off her $6,000 hat to party guests in Theresa Rebeck’s comedy The Way of the World. On stage at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Henry (Lugi Sottile) confronts Mae (ELiza Huberth), with plans to win the heiress back in Theresa Rebeck’s comedy The Way of the World at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
A sophisticated party of one-percenters in the Hamptons in Folger Theatre’s The Way of the World. Pictured left to right: ELiza Huberth, Daniel Morgan Shelley, Elan Zafir, Brandon Espinoza, Kristine Nielsen, and Erica Dorfler.

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Rene (Kristine Nielsen) is charmed by Lyle (Daniel Morgan Shelley) at an art exhibit in the Hamptons in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
An uninvited Henry (Luigi Sottile) crashes Mae’s (ELiza Huberth) get-together in the Hamptons. Theresa Rebeck’s comedy The Way of the World is on stage at Folger Theatre

Photo Flash: Theresa Rebeck's THE WAY OF THE WORLD Comes to Folger Theatre
Katrina (Erica Dorfler, left), Rene (Kristine Nielsen), and Reg (Elan Zafir) observing a painting at a Hamptons art gallery in Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World. On stage at Folger Theatre


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