Q&A: Move over Garbo! Signature Theatre checks into ‘Grand Hotel’

WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews ‘Grand Hotel’ at Signature Theatre

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It was a 1932 Best Picture winner where Greta Garbo famously cried, “I want to be alone!”

Now, pack your bags and check into “Grand Hotel” at Signature Theatre through May 19.

Adapted by Luther Davis from the 1929 novel by Vicki Baum, the story is set in 1928 Berlin, where the bustling Grand Hotel plays host to an eclectic array of guests and hotel staff. This includes an aging ballerina, a destitute baron, an aspiring-starlet typist and ailing bookkeeper.

“It’s this huge, beautiful, crumbling world,” actor Bobby Smith told WTOP. “Different people come and experience life in a way they have not experienced it before. They cross paths, they meet each other, they find their…

Original published: 2019-04-16 05:05:37 Read the full Washington News here


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