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Washington Theater Club playbill collection

Identifier: MS2262

Scope and Contents

This collection containes fifty five Washington Theater Club programs. The material dates from 1965-1971.


  • 1965-1971


Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Washington Theater Club was formed in 1957 by the Wentworth family. On April 11, 1969, it became the first theater in Washington to win the coveted Margo Jones award for persistence in a continuing program of new play productions. Its accomplishments included the production of ten world premieres, four American premieres, thirty Washington premieres, and the introduction of sixty-four writers new to area audiences. Like other performing arts groups which flourished in the sixties but did not survive the seventies, the Theater Club came to an end in 1974. The Washington Theater Club was noted for its expansion into new areas and dramatic excellence from its modest inception in a 142-seat theater space to its two-house status with more than 9,000 subscribers.


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Language of Materials



This collection containes Washington Theater Club playbills dating from 1965-1971.


Collection: Playbills are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alexander Shakow, 02/13/2009 (2009.007)

Washington Theater Club playbill collection, 1965-1971
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America