When proselytizing for Georgetown, one of GM’s primary arguments is that what makes Georgetown great is how incredibly diverse its offerings are. In approximately one square mile, Georgetown has over 500 stores and restaurants, with an incredible variety of offerings, four fantastic city parks, perhaps the most beautiful gardens in the country, and a world class university. But today, GM wanted to focus on a less known facet of Georgetown: its theater scene.
Georgetown is hardly the White Way, and it’s not like DC’s downtown “theater district” either, but it’s got several solid theatrical resources right here.
One thing that GM greatly laments about the endless town-gown conflicts between GU and its neighbors is that Georgetown’s non-students take so little advantage of what a great resource GU is. And GU’s theater offerings are among those great resources.
Georgetown has five different theater troupes: the Mask and Bauble (one of the country’s oldest college theater companies), the Black Theater Ensemble, Nomadic Theater, the Georgetown Improv Association, and (perhaps a future favorite of GM’s) the Georgetown University Children’s Theater.
Sure, GU isn’t Julliard or Tisch, but these troupes produce quality live entertainment throughout the year. And hey, Bradley Cooper and Carl Reiner went to GU, so you never know… Continue reading