Monday, October 19, 2009

Quick hit: Wear comfortable shoes?!?

Performance: Full Circle
Theater:
Woolly Mammoth Theater, 641 D St, NW
Metro:
Gallery Place-green/red or Archives/Navy Memorial-Green. Directions here.
Genre:
Political satire, or so says nytimes
Cost:
from $15 for people under 25. $15 rush seats sold 2 hours before curtain
Dates:
Oct 26-Nov 29
We're going: Oct 26 for PWYC, wanna join us in line?

They say: The ancient Chinese myth of the chalk circle re-emerges at the fall of the Berlin Wall: as the crotchety East German Chancellor watches a play, students suddenly riot and the profiteers swoop in. Amid the chaos, two women launch a madcap chase to save an orphaned baby and outrun the vultures of both communism and capitalism. Their journey through Woolly's entire building comes full circle back to the stage—but can a disgraced artistic director help them reset the nation's moral compass? Full Circle is inspired by The Chalk Circle, a Chinese zaju play written in the Yuan Dynasty, which inspired The Chalk Circle by the German poet Klabund, which inspired Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

They also say: Full Circle is performed throughout Woolly's facility and the audience will move with it. Comfortable shoes are recommended for this unconventional experience.

We say: We see just about everything at Woolly and their Pay-What-You-Can and 25&under deals make it super easy. Full Circle has an all-star cast including Jessica Frances Dukes (Eclipsed, Fever/Dream, and Antebellum), Sarah Marshall (who we loved in BOOM!), and Naomi Jacobson (stand out performance in Maria/Stuart). And the thought of running around the theater is certainly in intriguing. We are going on the first PWYC night (there is also a second night of previews on Oct 27). If you want to join us in line, send us an email and we'll save you a spot on the sidewalk.

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