Sunday, December 13, 2009

Quick Hit: Neo-Futurists come back for another 30 plays

Performance: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Theater:
Woolly Mammoth Theater, 641 D St, NW
Metro:
Gallery Place-green/red or Archives/Navy Memorial-Green. Directions here.
Genre:
You name it, it happens
Cost:

All tickets are $30, goldstar has $15 tickets for limited dates
Dates:
Through January 2
We're going: Unfortunately, we won't make it this year. But you should go and let us know how it is. (and comment below)

They say: An underground Chicago favorite, this long-running late-night hit returns to Woolly with brand new material. The eccentric Neo-Futurists race against the clock to perform 30 miniature plays in 60 breathless minutes. With a menu of vignettes ranging from zany to risqué to profound, it's the perfect interactive holiday treat for DC's quickwitted audiences.

The Neo-Futurists, creators of over 60 original, full-length productions, are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create immediate, non-illusory, interactive and head slappingly affordable performances. From their theater above a Chicago funeral home, they have toured from San Francisco to Romania and won the coveted Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Their acclaimed play 43 Plays for 43 Presidents was performed for President Jimmy Carter (he liked it!).

We say: We've seen this show twice before and had a blast both times. The show is engaging and entertaining and eccentric. The Neo-Futurists put together 30 disparate mini-plays, all of them unique. The combination provides plenty of laughs, a fair share of thought provoking moments, a tad of improv and enough energy to remind you why we all love going to shows at Woolley. Check out last year's review for more details.

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