Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quick hit: 2 new plays starting this week. Want to go with us?

Here are two plays that you should check out. And they both have a Pay What you Can nights this week which is sweet!

Performance: Hell Meets Henry Half Way
Theater: Woolly Mammoth Theater, 641 D St, NW
Metro: Gallery Place-green/red or Archives/Navy Memorial-Green. Directions here.
Genre: who knows. Ask me on Wednesday.
Cost: from $15 for people under 25. $15 rush seats sold 2 hours before curtain. Also, Pay What You Can nights are this Monday and Tuesday (2/2 and 2/3). More info below.
Dates: Through March 1
I’m going: 2/3. Email me if you want to join.

They say: “Famed Philadelphia theatre company Pig Iron transforms a gothic mystery into an orgiastic celebration of nihilism. As a prince lies dying his bitter secretary schemes, an alchemist conjures, and an egocentric tennis coach moves in on the ladies. An existential classic explodes into delicious darkness and antic acrobatics.”

PYWC: Tickets go on sale 90 minutes before show time. Two per person, cash or check only. A line usually forms, so get there early. Let me know if you want to come with us.

Performance: The Accident
Theater: Theater J. 1529 16th Street NW
Metro Stops: Dupont Circle – Red line or U Street/Cardozo-Green line. Directions here.
Genre: Drama
Cost: $25 tickets for people 25 and under. Pay What You Can Wednesday and Thursday (2/4 and 2/5)
Dates: Through March 8
I’m going: 2/4 Email me if you want to join.

They say: “A scalding, sensual look at upper-middle class life in a Tel Aviv suburb. After a split-second roadside collision with a Chinese foreign worker, two couples’ lives unravel as their acts of omission and commission come back to haunt them. A daughter comes clean to her parents, forcing everyone to undertake moral reckonings of their own. This hit Israeli show is a biting look at the way we live now.’"

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