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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.

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Now performing in the Eisenhower Theater :

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The Washington Ballet: Peter Pan

Description:

The Washington Ballet
Septime Webre, artistic director

Peter Pan
Choreography by Septime Webre
Music by Carmon DeLeone

Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with The Washington Ballet's new production of Septime Webre's dazzling Peter Pan. A swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates, this whimsical adventure is told through vibrant dance. Peter Pan is a story about growing up that never seems to grow old.

Performance Timing: Act One - 50 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act Two - 36 min.