Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

Unconventional Holiday Fun on DC’s Stages!

December 12, 2008

Looking for fun things to do, but tired of being bombasted with Christmas cheer? Here’s some great theater this weekend taking a new spin on merry.

1. Myth-Appropriation: The Bloody, Strange, and Wicked Origins of St. Nicholas

Six timeless tales. Six new plays. All created in just six days. Performing for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Saturday Dec 13, 2008 at 7pm, 9pm and 11pm (3 shows) at the Warehouse Theater on 7th street, NW.

http://www.rorschachtheatre.com/default.aspx?webpage=nextmagic

Rorschach Theatre wants to make the holiday season just a little bit wilder. Rorschach will track old Santa Claus back to his religious, pagan and supernatural roots. Looking back to the myths of the Vikings, early Christians and native peoples of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Rorschach turns its creative and artistic style on the jolly fat man in red and his larger than life cult of personality.

2. Santaland Diaries

by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, performed by Joe Brack. All tickets only $15 – http://cityartisticpartnerships.org 

This hilarious one-man show chronicles the wickedly funny adventures of a thirty-something slacker working as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand. Originally broadcast on NPR, this true account explores the American obsession with all things Christmas, from eccentric Santas and maniacal kids to unhinged parents and rampant commercial consumption. The perfect irreverent cure for your holiday blues!

3. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Forum Theatre

http://forumtheatredc.org/shows.shtml

Forum’s smash hit from season 4 returns to H Street for a three-week run with all its original cast members. In a courtroom in Hope, Purgatory, Judas—the ultimate betrayer—is on trial. But he’s catatonic with guilt, so the lawyers, judge, jury, and witnesses—everyone from Mother Teresa to Satan—take it upon themselves to debate free will, divine intervention, punishment, and redemption. A challenging, boisterous examination of faith and forgiveness.

4. The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree

http://www.repstage.org/Productions/Butterfingers/index.html

William Gibson (The Miracle Worker and Golda’s Balcony) brings forth the story of the Mary and and Joseph, told from a richly creative point of view. Combining traditional music, contemporary language, children, animals, a drum-playing Herod, and a cherry tree, “The Butterfingers Angels, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in Pear Tree” is a wickedly entertaining way to celebrate the holiday season! Inthe newly renovated Smith Theatre at Rep Stage.

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.
http://www.roundhousetheatre.org

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!
http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/performances/silver_spring_shows.php#240
http://www.bouncingballtheatre.com

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
http://www.washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/

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!!

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/24nov_skyshow.htm?list27315