Discount Performances 5/26

It’s summer and here in DC, that means Free-For-All time! This year the Shakespeare Theatre will be remounting it’s production of Hamlet, starring Jeffrey Carlson. There are several other plays opening with PWYW previews, so keep reading for more information

May 22 - June 1, 2008
by William Shakespeare
directed by Alexander Burns
original direction by
Michael Kahn

Carter Barron Amphitheatre
16th St. and Colorado Ave. NW
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May 26 and May 27, 8pm
PWYW Preview
by David Grimm
directed by Howard Shalwitz

A period piece at Woolly? What’s going on? In David Grimm’s naughty Restoration comedy, Sir Peter Lustforth has had enough of his wife’s amorous ways and casts his eye on the virginal Hermione — setting off a series of chaotic chases and couplings among a womanizer, a transvestite, a puritanical dame and a helplessly romantic valet. Richly endowed with mistaken identities and abundant verbal delights, Measure for Pleasure is a saucy, silly, foul and filthy treat.

May 27 and May 28, 8pm
PWYW Preview
The Bridge of Bodies
Written and performed by Kathleen Gonzales
Directed by Patrick Crowley
Mead Theatre Lab

Marie-Therese immigrated to the United States carrying little recollection of whom she was and why she left. With her silent mother as the only link to her past, Marie-Therese realizes that she must return to her native Haiti to understand her true identity. The sights and sounds of Haiti’s troubled past are intimately captured in this play of culture and identity.

May 28, 29, June 4, 11, 18 at 7:30pm
PWYW Preview
by Sharyn Rothstein (A Washington, DC Premiere)
Directed by Jessie R. Gallogly
Journeymen Theatre

Rose, an elderly African-American woman living in a housing project, seldom hears from her children, has few friends and rarely leaves her apartment. Joseph, a black man in his 20s, lives down the hall. The heat brings them together but, for two people who have experienced more than enough neglect in their lives, holding onto that bond proves difficult. A story of social responsibility, NEGLECT is an often funny, deeply moving play about what holds us together and what keeps us apart.

May 28 at 7:30pm and May 31 at 3:00pm
PWYW Preview
Nixon’s Nixon
by Russell Lees
Directed by Jerry Whiddon
Roundhouse Theatre

It's August 7, 1974. Secluded in the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House on the eve of his resignation, President Richard Nixon and his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, come to terms with the consequences of their actions as they act out comic and provocative conversations with various world leaders.


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