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Last Chance to See the Amazing ‘How I Learned What I Learned’ at Round House Theatre

From Kyle Osborne:

Eugene Lee in How I Learned What I Learned. Photo: Grace Toulotte

I can’t tell you how much I loved this play. I felt like I was sitting in the steady palm of actor Eugene Lee’s hand. It’s a tour de force performance, and a delightful, insightful 90 minutes. At last check, I saw still a few half price tickets available at, but full fare is still a bargain for a show like this. Round House Theatre in Bethesda had an amazing season, and they close it out in style with How I Learned What I Learned. Closes July 2nd. Get tickets and info at

Here’s the synopsis from Round House:

Two years before his death in 2005, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson wrote and starred in How I Learned What I Learned, a solo show about the power of art, poetry and possibility. Now, actor Eugene Lee — who appeared in Wilson’s famed Fences — takes on the role of the prolific author of classics like The Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre in Bethesda. With direction by Wilson’s longtime friend and collaborator Todd Kreidler, Lee steps into Wilson’s shoes to share the playwright’s personal stories that take him from his first kiss, to a stint in jail to life-defining encounters with racism and more. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette called it “complex and surprisingly funny … laced with the voice of the poet he always was.”

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