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The Eisenhower Theater, traditionally home to many of the Kennedy Center’s theater and dance performances, opened in 2008 after a 16-month, $17.9 million renovation. The theater now seats 1,164 people (up from 1100), making it approximately comparable in size to many Broadway theater houses. The theater contains an orchestra pit for 35 musicians that is convertible to a forestage or additional seating space. The gold [fabric is from France] curtain was also replaced during the recent renovations.

Cosmetically, the theater boasts a new color scheme (blue and gold with bronze and stainless steel railings and trim, instead of the previous red and dark wood paneling) and improved décor—the light fixtures, ash wall paneling, and wood-backed seats are all new. Additionally, there is new stage lighting, a new state-of-the-art sound system, and better sound isolation from the Terrace Theater, which is directly above the Eisenhower.

Coming to the Eisenhower Theater :

No image available for Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists presents:<i>Noli Me Tangere</i> (the Opera)

Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists presents:Noli Me Tangere (the Opera)


Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists presents:
Noli Me Tangere: the Opera

Noli Opera Orchestra of New York
Benjamin Dia, conductor
Anna Etsuko Tsuri, director
Jerry Sibal, costume & set design
Jeff Davis, lighting design

Noli Me Tangere, composed by Felipe De Leon and considered to be the first Filipino opera composed in the Western operatic style, is based on a novel of the same title by the Philippine nationalist Dr. José Rizal. The story, set during the era of Spanish colonization, chronicles the oppression suffered by the native Indios (Filipinos), and involves its characters in a drama of forbidden love, betrayal, and revenge.

Performed in Tagalog, with English supertitles.
Performance Timing: Part One - 71 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 67 min.

PATRON NOTE: Tickets for these performances are available for sale through the Presenter, the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists. For further information about prices, reservations, or purchasing tickets, please call (301) 651-0229 or email:

A limited number of tickets for the Friday, Aug. 8 performance ONLY went on sale at the Kennedy Center box office on Thursday, July 3. Ticket prices for this performance are $100 and $50.

A limited number of tickets for the Saturday, Aug. 9 performance ONLY went on sale at the Kennedy Center box office Monday, June 30. Ticket prices for this performance are $100, $80, and $60.