The Catholic University of America

The CUA Drama Department's production of Bloody Poetry was reviewed by DC Metro Theater Arts. See below.

Review: ‘Bloody Poetry’ at The Catholic University of America

From: DC Metro Theater Arts
Date: Oct. 17, 2016 
Author: John Stoltenberg

"So far as I can tell, The Catholic University of America’s Drama Department turns out a lot of local talent. I keep seeing mentions of it in program bios around town. Must be something good going on there, I’ve thought to myself. But before Bloody Poetry, I had not seen an actual CUA production (for which, as a fan and proponent of university theater, I claim no excuse). And what I saw made me appreciate how an academic theater program sets high bars to make students stretch.

Bloody Poetry kicked off the school’s 2016-2017 season, which aims, an online note says, to “examine what dreams and nightmares motivate people to seek a better future.” The 1984 play by Howard Brenton is about English lit notables Percy Bysshe Shelly and Lord George Gordon Byron and their circle of mistresses, hangers-on, and wives."

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