Enda Walsh Festival Opens March 15 at Studio Theatre

by Borderstan.com February 24, 2011 at 7:00 am 0

Dupont-Logan theater, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

What’s playing at five area theaters? (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Studio Theatre’s New Ireland: The Enda Walsh Festival explores the works of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the production of three of his plays: Penelope, The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. The first play in the series, Penelope, opens Tuesday, March 15.

In addition, Studio Theatre is offering a number of free events including a conversation with the playwright and Druid Ireland’s Artistic Director Garry Hynes; readings of contemporary Irish plays; an in-depth seminar on Walsh’s work and influences; a day-long symposium on New Irish Arts, and more. Join us for this celebration of Enda Walsh’s brash, exciting, and endlessly inventive work.

Studio’s synopsis of Penelope: “At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four jealous suitors dressed in Speedos and terrycloth robes woo a beautiful young woman. In Enda Walsh’s extraordinary riff on Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope’s surviving admirers tangle with prophecy and mortality as they contemplate the return of her husband… and the end of their lives.” The show runs through April 3.

Also showing at theaters in the Dupont-Logan area:

  • The Weir and Basra Boy run for three more weekends at the Keegan Theatre at Church Street, 1742 Church Street NW (one street north of P).
  • On the Razzle from the Constellation Theatre Company runs through March 6 at the Source Theater, 1835 14th Street NW.

Full details on live theater in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area are below the fold.







Keegan Theatre at Church Street
1742 Church Street NW
Washington, DC
The Weir runs through March 13.Basra Boyruns through March 12. Saturdays at 3 pm and 5 pm; Sundays at 6 pm and 8 pm. Special Monday performances on February 21 and March 7.
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC
1835 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
On the Razzle from the Constellation Theatre Company runs through March 6. Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm.
Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Penelope opens March 15 and runs through April 3; Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 pm.
Theater J
1529 16th St. NW
Washington, DC
The Chosen opens March 8 and runs through March 27.

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