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Cheap things to do in DC this weekend!

November 26, 2008

1) ALICE at Round House Theatre
This adaptation of Alice in Wonderland is recommended for ages 6 and up. There will be two PWYC performances – tonight, Wed 26th at 7:00 pm, tickets go on sale in the lobby at 6:00 pm. Saturday 29th at 3:00 pm, tickets go on sale in the lobby at 2:00 pm.

2) Cautionary Tales for Adults and the Many Adventures of Trixie Tickles
by Shawn Northrip
directed by Shirley Serotsky, music directed by Andy Welchel, choreographed by Melissa-Leigh Douglass, designed by David Ghatan and Erin Nugent, production managed by Katherine C. Mielke, featuring original cast members Casie Platt, Alessandra Migliaccio,and Stephanie Hammel; Bouncing Ball Regular Joe Pindelski; and introducing our newest family member, Chase Helton.

Friday November 28 at 8
Saturday November 29 at 3 and 8
Sunday November 30 at 3

Tickets only $15, $12 for seniors/students!

Winner of the 2007 Audience Choice for Best Musical at CapFringe, recipient of 5 Fringes from DC Theatre Scene, and called what you would get if you “reanimate Hunter S. Thompson and task him with creating an amalgam of Dora the Explorer and The Wiggles,” its a dark and twisted look at the perils of adulthood, and innocence of youth. Not appropriate for kids!

3) Last weekend for Honey Brown Eyes at Theater J – buy one get one tickets with code “BOGO” online. Only 4 performances left!

Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 30 at 7:30 pm

4) And for you astronomy nerds: the three brightest bodies in the sky, Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon, will be coming together or a beautiful conjunction, reaching its zenith on Dec. 1st. The Great Conjunction comes!!


Political Theatre Roundup #3

October 22, 2008

In today’s Backstage column, Jane Horowitz details the collaboration between Theater J and Journeymen Theater Ensemble on their “Ethics and War” reading series to be held at the Church Street Theater. These upcoming readings will focus on political plays that explore further the issues that these companies are putting onstage right now.

This week, Journeymen Theater Ensemble opens the world premiere of As American As by Ken Prestininzi, directed by Shirley Serotsky. The darkly comic take on the “war on terror” going out of control on the home front runs tonight through Nov. 15 at Church Street Theater.  Showtimes are Wednesdays at 7:30 pm: Always Pay-What-You-Can, Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. 

Also this week, Theater J opens Honey Brown Eyes by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Lefkow.  This drama about Muslims and Christians caught up in the Bosnian war of the early 1990s is in pay-what-you-can previews tonight and runs through Nov. 30. Showtimes are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Ethics and War Reading Series:

Monday, Oct. 27th: Deposition on Water-Boarding: From the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel Testimony Before the House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, adapted and directed by Jeffrey Sichel.

Monday, Nov. 3: The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Daniel Berrigan, directed by Rahaleh Nassri.

Monday, Nov. 10: Benedictus: An Iran-Israel-US Collaboration by Motti Lerner, directed by Daniella Topol.

Also, take the Political Compass test to see where your allegiances lie!