Klecksography: Haunting Monsters
by Thembi Duncan, Zachary Fernebok, Ann & Shawn Fraistat, Nicole Jost, Robert Montenegro, Natalie Piegari
Directed by Kate Debelack, Jacob Janssen, Kelsey Mesa, Matt Reckeweg, Michael Russotto, Jason Schlafstein
Deep in the woods six monsters huddle by a fire:
Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman, Dracula, The Mummy, The Creature of the Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man.
They are telling ghost stories and sharing their nightmares. They are eating s’mores.
Featuring three dozen theatre artists, KLECKSOGRAPHY: HAUNTING MONSTERS will feature six short plays from six different perspectives – all written and staged in one week. Join one of the city’s most daring theatre companies and see what happens when we reveal the monsters’ monsters.
It’s 2004, and Frank Riley—a well-meaning, white 50-something car mechanic—can’t understand why his son Ian dropped out of medical school to live and work in what he considers the ghetto. When Ian disappears, Frank must enter Ian’s world in order to find him. He must learn to communicate with Dante, Ian’s black roommate, and Manjit, Ian’s South Asian girlfriend. He must figure out whether Ronnie Holmes, Ian’s black protégé from the projects, could also be Ian’s killer. Most importantly, Frank must figure out why the child of his heart walked away from the life Frank worked so hard to give him. This exploration of rifts and potential bridges between the Boomer and Hip Hop generations features a hip hop-inspired structure with rhymes and music.
Tickets:Previews: PWYC* General: $20 30 and Under : $15* Senior: $15 Groups 6+: $15* Members of Dramatists Guild: $10* *Tickets must be purchased over the phone by calling 202.399.7993 ext. 2 or in person at the Atlas Box Office. Performances: October 29 at 8:00 p.m – PWYC Preview October 30 at 8:00 p.m – PWYC Preview October 31 at 8:00 p.m – PWYC Preview November 1 at 8:00 p.m – Opening Night November 2 at 3:00 p.m November 5 at 8:00 p.m November 6 at 8:00 p.m November 7 at 8:00 p.m November 8 at 8:00 p.m November 9 at 3:00 p.m November 10 at 8:00 p.m November 12 at 8:00 p.m November 13 at 8:00 p.m November 14 at 8:00 p.m November 15 at 8:00 p.m
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC
Ever been burned by a love that you just have to shout about it? Laugh at it? So let’s sing about it and poke fun at all the lovers that have done us wrong! Select soloists of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington,DC share stories and songs in a cabaret setting about the funny, touching and downright frustrating experiences with love, using songs culled from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, pop music and more.
The performance contains suggestive language and is appropriate for ages 16 and up.Tickets: Adult: $35 Senior: $32.00 (65 and over) Active Military: $32 with ID Young Adult: $20 (25 and under)
When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they set their sights on a child from Africa. But as reality sinks in and reactions from African- American friends take hold, it sparks an uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Acutely funny and tack- sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.
“A thoughtful and engrossing new play.” – The New York Times
By Tanya Barfield
Directed by Jennifer Nelson
Tickets Preview – $25 Opening Night – $45 Weeknight – $35 Weekday Matinee - $25 Saturday Matinee – $30 Saturday Night – $45 Sunday Matinee – $40 Sunday Night- $35 Performances May 6 at 7:30 PM- Preview May 8 at 8:00 PM- Preview May 9 at 8:00 PM- Preview May 10 at 7:30 PM- Preview May 13, at 7:30 PM May 14 at 7:30 PM May 16 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM May 17 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM May 20 at 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM May 21 at 7:30 PM May 22 at 8:00 PM May 23 at 3:00 PM May 27 at 7:30 PM May 28 at 7:30 PM May 29 at 8:00 PM May 30 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM May 31 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM