From Jana Petersen
This past Wednesday evening POP! opened at The Studio Theater. A musical murder-mystery extravaganza, POP! takes a peek inside the artistic revelry of Andy Warhol’s infamous Factory. More specifically, its function outside of the artistic whims and manifestations of post-modernism (odds and ends collected from the street, interior covered entirely in silver paint): in other words, the Factory’s alternate role as home to orgies, parties and excessive drug use.
Tickets for POP! average about $40, and the show will run through August 7. Have you seen POP! Are you planning on it? Tell us what you think!
What else to look forward to?
- At the Keegan Theatre on Church Street, Steel Magnolias opens July 23 and runs through August 21.
- Theatre J is taking a breather, but the 2011-2012 season begins with Imagining Madoff on August 31.
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From Jana Petersen
The Source Theater: If you missed the Source Festival last weekend, no worries, you have until July 3. The Festival continues with a run of 10-minute plays, full-run plays and artistic blind dates this weekend. This Friday, see a 10-minute play whose theme is “heroes and villains,” Saturday, “lost and found” and Sunday, “lovers and friends.” Click here for the full calendar.
- Lost & Found: Finding yourself or missing a long lost love. These plays ask, “Just what are you looking for?”
- Lovers & Friends: BFFs or star-crossed lovers? These plays take a closer look at the complexities we all face in building relationships.
- Heroes & Villains: The good, bad and ugly. These plays explore humanity’s best and worst players.
What is the Source Festival? “Driven by creativity, collaboration and invention, Source Festival artists from across the nation present 25 new works over three weeks. The relationships built here lay the path for the next generation of outstanding performing artists.” (Source)
Studio Theater: The History of Kisses opened June 15 at the Studio Theater. Written, directed and performed by David Cale, this play details the motions of a writer who “sequesters himself in an oceanfront motel to finish a collection of tales of seaside romance, only to find himself drawn into the romantic and sexual goings-on around him.” (Studio)
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From Cecile Oreste at danceDC
Constellation Theatre Company presents Women Beware Women at Source Theater, 1835 14th St. NW. The production opened last weekend and runs through Nov. 14. Founding Artistic Director Allison Stockman took some time to share details about Women Beware Women.
Constellation is offering 50%-off tickets to Borderstan readers Thursday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 31. Use the code “Borderstan” online or at the door.
Borderstan: If you like… you’ll like Women Beware Women?
Stockman: If you enjoy the sensational stories of romance, lust, deception and violence that Quentin Tarantino creates, Women Beware Women will satisfy the same desires.
Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies at the Arena Stage at U Street’s Lincoln Theatre has been extended through June 27… Legends with Lypsinka is now at the Studio Theatre on 14th… get the full listing below the fold.