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The Eisenhower Theater seats 1,100, and is the smallest of the theaters on the Center's main level. It primarily hosts plays and musicals, operas, ballet and contemporary dance. Its namesake, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, signed into law the National Cultural Center Act in 1958, the first time in history that our government backed and helped finance a structure dedicated to the performing arts. The theater contains an orchestra pit for 40 musicians that is convertible to a forestage or additional seating space. The walls are of East Indian laurel wood. The red and black stage curtain of hand-woven wool is a gift from the people of Canada.
Coming to the Eisenhower Theater :
- Aug. 8 - 9, 2014
- Eisenhower Theater
- Running Time: Approx. 2-1/2 hours
- Tickets and Schedule
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of tickets for the Friday, Aug. 8 performance ONLY will go on sale at the Kennedy Center box office on Thursday, July 3. Ticket prices for this performance are $150 and $100.
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.