September 20–October 11
The Seven Year Itch
George Axelrod

January 9–31
Crime and Punishment in America
Cops by Terry Curtis Fox and
Hello Out There by William Saroyan

March 19-22
American Century's
Broadway Hit Parade

compiled by Jack Marshall,
Tom Fuller, and Jacqueline Manger

July 17–August 8
Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose

Dedicated to mining the treasures of
20th century performing arts


Marathon '33

… the †indispensable American Century Theater …

absorbing … highly entertaining, fully realized production.
- DC Theatre Scene

… presented by a very committed theater full of talented individuals …

… a production you wonít soon forget …

… musical standards from the era … performed with aplomb …
- DC Metro Theater Arts

… a mental workout for the attentive theatergoer … high speed and volume, but what an experience! …

With over 30 actors (plus another 7 dancers and audience members, one with an infectious laugh); a 6 piece band, a performance space and lobby tricked out as a working dance hall (with concession stand) courtesy of Michael deBlois and company; and a platoon of directors, designers, and crew, this is a huge show, a category buster.† How big is it?† If it were a ship, think aircraft carrier.† If it were an opera, it would be Aida.† And an amusement park ride?† Try Space Mountain, several trips down.
- DramaUrge

Director Jack Marshall has emphasized the brutality and humiliation that were at the core of marathons, adding abundant details to reproduce the authentic feel of the dances.
- Washington Examiner

… overpowering, immersive look at life through the prism of a Depression dance marathon is utterly involving … †

… fearless cast …
- Talkin' Broadway

… the compelling story is told through the talented cast, whose desperation during the Depression is palpable under Marshall's gifted direction.
- The Connection

It looks and feels like the real thing.

… kudos to American Century Theater for fulfilling its mission to promote 20th century theater by bringing Havocís firsthand account of this freaky slice of Americana to life.
- Washington Blade

This show is a Must See!
- Rich Massabny Reviews

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