November 20

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Saturday, November 20, 7 PM

$10 and up suggested donation, all for DCAC!

Two performances of plays that were written as episodic comedies for the Hope Opera fundraising program inOctober. This is the only chance to see two of the five presented in their fullness! And as a teaser, in one of themyour own B. Stanley has a cameo as an aging super hero. How can you miss that?

Eight by Ella Hickson,
August 5 – 14

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Eight by Ella Hickson

August 5 – 14
Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:00pm
$15/ $10 DCAC Members
For reservations call DCAC at 2024627833.
Eight is a Washington Post “Editors’ Pick” at the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival and will have a second run at DCAC.

Eight, by young English playwright Ella Hickson, is a series of eight thematically connected monologues about young people struggling to find identity in a culture wracked by war, plagued by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse. Far from dark and depressing, each of Eight’sdiverse stories are united in their humanity, humor and sensuality.

Eight is a theater experience that combines brilliant, exciting writing, tourdeforce performance and an experimental
form that challenges and engages both audience and cast. Before each performance, the audience is given the
opportunity to vote on which of the eight monologues they would like to see, based on a menu that includes photos,
character names, and a telling line of dialogue from the script. Of the eight monologues, only the top four audience
picks of the night are presented. This allows the audience, cast and characters to share the same experience of
having great expectations and desires that may or may not be met. All involved may come to find that not getting
what they want is the most rewarding experience they could ask for.

Don’t Make Me Take Off My Earrings,
August 27

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Don’t Make Me Take Off My Earrings

Friday, August 27 at 10pm
$15/ $10 DCAC Members
For reservations call DCAC at 2024627833.

Don’t Make Me Take Off My Earrings, a standup comedy show featuring Sampson, probes life, politics, society and
equal rights from a liberal, African American, openly gay man’s perspective. Proceeds from the show will benefit local
LGBT organizations. It’s sure to be full of fun, laughs, and entertainment!

***From The Archives***
Call Mr. Robeson – A Life With Songs,
November 19 – 29, 2010

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***From The Archives***

Call Mr. Robeson – A Life With Songs

Thursdays – Sundays at 7:30
$20/ $15 DCAC Members
For tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed and denied opportunities to perform or travel. Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career. The play is a roller coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, and highlights how his radical activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. It features some of his famous songs and speeches, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

Click Here for a Review from DCTheatrescene.com

Beyond Therapy,
July 16 & 17

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Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

July 16 & 17 at 9:30
Tickets available starting June 21 at capfringe.org

The lives of Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites seeking happiness or at least contentment, collide with absurd
and farcical results. Acting on the suggestion of their therapists, both characters place personal ads which result in an
initial meeting and instant dislike. When Charlotte places a second ad, only to attract Bruce again, they decide they
might actually like each other. At the same time, both cope with therapists who often seem more troubled than their
patients. With witty writing and references that range from Dostoyevsky to People magazine, Beyond Therapy, constructs comedy out of the everyday angst of life in contemporary America.

The Capital City Showcase,
August 28

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The Capital City Showcase

Saturday, August 28 at 10pm
$10/ $8 DCAC Members
For reservations call DCAC at 2024627833.

The Capital City Showcase is a DCthemed variety show that will feature any and all things DC, including local
musicians, comedians and artists as well as interviews with local athletes and politicians. Along with the various
performers, there will also be skits and videos performed by the Capital City Players. It will provide a love venue to
showcase the wide array of talent that DC has to offer.

An Evening with Sara Benincasa,
August 21

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An Evening with Sara Benincasa

August 21
Saturday at 7:30pm
$10/ $8 DCAC Members
For reservations call DCAC at 2024627833.

Sara Benincasa’s onewoman show combines the sharp hilarity that’s made her a hit on the web with the nutty magnetism that’s made her a rising star in the New York alternative comedy scene. A surprisingly poignant celebration of weirdness and quirks emotional and psychological Sara’s stories will inspire, delight, and occasionally terrify you.
Crazy has never been this much fun!

Alberto Roblest, Present Interval / Intervalo en el Presente,
November 5-November 6

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Present Interval / Intervalo en el Presente
A video installation project by Alberto Roblest

Friday, November 5, 2010 (Opening Reception at 8 PM)
Saturday, November 6, 2010 (After Dark)

Video artist Alberto Roblest brings his latest public art project to the heart of Adams Morgan for two nights only. “Present Interval / Intervalo en el Presente” is a temporary video installation that will transform a triangle of redbrick and asphalt at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW into a museum experience without the museum or even a roof. It will be a cultural experience that you can stroll through, under a starry sky.