In Your Ear,
December 18, 2016

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In Your Ear

December 18, 2016
$5 General / FREE for DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. This month features readings by J.K. Daniels, Kelly Chick, and Camognhne Felix.

Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus.

More information at: ​dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Laugh Index Theatre: A Hot & Sweaty Holiday 7, Part 2,
December 16, 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
A Hot & Sweaty Holiday 7, Part 2

December 16, 2016
Online Pre-Sale: $15 General / $13 DCAC Members
Door: $20 General / $18 DCAC Members

Seven times the charm and holiday spirit of its predecessors, the seventh annual “A Hot & Sweaty Holiday” will have seven times the laughs!

Join us at the DC Arts Center on 12.16.16. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll sweat the holiday pounds away, and your ticket purchase will help Bread for the City.

The show is ninety minutes long with no intermission. Tickers are $20 online, and all proceeds go to Bread for the City. Tickets are $25 CASH ONLY at the door.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2711681

The Wheel Theatre Company: At Sea, Staring Up,
December 9 – 11, 2016

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The Wheel Theatre Company:
At Sea, Staring Up
by Finegan Kruckemeyer

December 9-11, 2016
$20 General / $15 DCAC Members

The Wheel is a new theatre company in Washington, DC dedicated to telling stories about bringing human beings from all walks of life together. The Wheel’s first production is the North American Premiere of At Sea, Staring Up by prolific Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. Set over three continents and one vast ocean, this richly poetic, magical realist romance weaves together the lives of five individuals searching for direction and belonging. Anyone that has ever lost their way will see themselves echoed in these characters’ journeys.

Tickets: ​www.thewheeltheatre.org

In Your Ear,
November 20, 2016

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In Your Ear

November 20, 2016
$5 General / FREE DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. This month’s readings will feature James Belflower & Matthew Klane, Michelle Dove, & Matvei Yankelevich.

Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus.

More information at: ​dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Naked Girls Reading: Poetry,
November 19, 2016

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Poetry

November 19, 2016
At the door: $25 General/ $20 DCAC Members and Presale

Remember, remember, the month of November, with Naked Girls, charming and hot! Naked Girls Reading DC is proud to present Naked Girls Reading: Poetry! Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling, GiGi Holiday and a TBA special guest star on November 19th at 10pm.

Tickets: http://nakedgirlsreadingpoetry16.bpt.me/

Tabla for Two: Birthday Beats Concert,
November 13, 2016

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Tabla for Two Presents:
Birthday Beats Concert

November 13, 2016
$20 General / $15 DCAC Members

Tabla for Two is celebrating Abigail’s birthday by playing fabulous new music! Abigail Adams Greenway and Masood Omari have created original compositions drawing from rich musical traditions, blending classical Eastern beats with Western style to produce a powerful fusion for the tabla and harmonium. Many who have heard this music describe it as mesmerizing, energizing and transcendental. It is without a doubt a unique experience! Tabla for Two will be joined by Sofya Savkina, dancer.

Please call 202-462-7833 for reservations

Hot Spot,
November 11, 2016

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Hot Spot

November 11, 2016
Online Pre-Sale: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members

One night only! It’s LIT’s musical comedy show! You’ll hear funny songs from our Laugh Index Players plus you’ll see them improvise songs and freestyle rap! This show is so much fun that it will hit your hot spot!

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2530170

Sketch Comedy,
November 4 & 5, 2016

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Sketch Comedy

November 4 & 5, 2016
$15 General/ $12 for DCAC Members

Turkeys make for great pets–especially around the holidays. If you like sketch comedy and American holidays (not to mention elections), this sketch comedy show might be right in your bailiwick. Join us for an evening of laughter, love, and lewdness. And let’s make Thanksgiving ThanksKEEPing.

Tickets: https://urgentcreations.ticketleap.com/thankskeeping-comedy/

***From The Archives***
Theatre du Jour: To Have Done with the Judgement of God,
October 21 – November 12, 2016

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***From The Archives***

Theatre du Jour:
To Have Done with the Judgement of God

October 21 – November 12, 2016
$20 General / $15 DCAC Members

Halloween is creepier and more bizarre with the return of the critically acclaimed To Have Done with The Judgement Of God.​ Profane and irreverent, profound and funny, this multi-media spectacle explores the futility of our relation to the government, nature, God and our bodies.

Hallucinatory images … visual shock tactics … surreal pageantry” – The Washington Post
Do not miss this production … an ambitious and audacious project.” – DC Theatre Scene

Having spent much of his final years in various mental asylums, Artaud resurfaced in 1947 with a radio play: To Have Done with the Judgement of God. The work remained true to his Theatre of Cruelty, utilizing an array of unsettling sounds, cries, screams and grunts, and it was shelved by French Radio the day before it was scheduled to air on February 2, 1948. Artaud died one month later. Using the text as a roadmap Theatre Du Jour uses sound, imagery, projections, video and music relay the author’s convictions as to the futility of government, the usurping of nature, the dismissal of God and man’s perverted relation to his body. This rare and unusual performance fuels the debate of whether Artaud was a visionary or a madman; sublime or insane

View the Trailer

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2606312

 

In Your Ear,
October 16, 2016

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In Your Ear

October 16, 2016
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. This month’s readings will feature Cathy Eisenhower, Taylor Johnson, and Jee Leong Koh.

Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus.

More info at: http://dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

The Chinese Menu Comedy Invitational,
October 14 – 15, 2016

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The Chinese Menu Comedy Invitational

October 14, October 15, 2016
$10 General/ $8 for DCAC Members

Chinese Menu Comedy took the summer off to prepare for one of its biggest endeavors yet:
The Chinese Menu Comedy Invitational
One weekend. Five blocks of shows. Lots of out of town teams paired with the best in DC in a team-team mash up type format.

Each of the first four blocks will pair an out-of-town team with a mash up of DC’s best. Each group will do their show and then play as one team to close out each block. The last show of the weekend will be a mash-up featuring players from participating teams and some special guests . The line up is still coming together but here is who is coming to town so far:
Amie and Kristen Show – (PHIT & MAGNET)
Maxitor – (Fine Line Comedy ((BOSTON))
GUS – (Baltimore Improv Group)
(DC casts subject to change)

Schedule:
Friday at 7:30 – DC team / GUS / mash up
Friday at 10 – DC team / The Amie and Kristen Show / mash up
Saturday at 7:00 – DC team / Maxitor / mash up
Saturday at 9 – DC team / Visiting team / mash up
Saturday at 11- Three end of event mash ups featuring players from participating teams, DC players and special guests!

Tickets: http://cmcinvitational.bpt.me/

Naked Girls Reading: Something Wicked,
October 21, 2016

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Something Wicked

October 21, 2016
$25 General/ $20 DCAC Members and Presale

This October, DC’s Naked Girls Reading celebrates its fifth-year anniversary with Naked Girls Reading Presents Something Wicked! Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Cherie Sweetbottom, GiGi Holliday, Alice Darling and Special Guest, Lyra Valkyrie, on October 21st at 10pm. The Naked Girls will scare the pants off you with tales to thrill and chill; disturb and perturb; tease, tantalize and terrify! This special annual show will feature a costume contest judged by the Naked Girls themselves and naked tarot card readings by the Bewitching Beauty, Cherokee Rose!

Tickets: http://nakedgirlsreadingwicked5.bpt.me/

Press Play Hump Days,
October 12, 2016

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Press Play Hump Days

October 12, 2016
Pre-sale: $10 General/ $8 DCAC Members
Door: $12 General/$10 DCAC Members

Press Play was founded in 2010 and, not to brag or anything, has yet to have a show with any form of flatulence-based humor. Seriously. This is not a joke. We keep track. Press Play has performed at venues across the country such as the LA Improv Festival, Steel Stacks, and the Del Close Marathon. We also perform regularly at improv theaters around DC, and once at a birthday party. The birthday boy threw cake.

Chinese Menu Comedy,
October 8, 2016

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Chinese Menu Comedy

October 8, 2016
FREE

Summer is ending and the Chinese Menu Comedy Invitational is in October. Before we get there we thought we would get back to business with a good old fashioned Menu mash up featuring DC’s best!

Please call 202-462-7833 for more information and reservations

Laugh Index Theatre: A Comedy of Horrors,
October, 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: A Comedy of Horrors

October 7, October 28, October 29, 2016
Online Pre-Sale: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members

It’s so funny, it’s scary. A Comedy of Horrors, LIT’s Halloween-themed comedy variety show, includes stand-up comedians, improv troupes and sketch comedy. You’ll have a wicked good time.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2359130

Sketchy Comedy & Riotous Readings,
September 30 & October 1, 2016

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Sketchy Comedy & Riotous Readings

September 30, October 1, 2016
$15 General/ $10 DCAC Members

Rabble Crew Productions presents a double-shot of light theater.

Friday we feature bawdy comedy (think SNL) written and performed by local women including Star Johnson, Madeline Farrington, Cristen Stephansky, Yvonne Paretzky, and Kristina Brooks.

Saturday will be an evening of side-splitting staged readings with light blocking. Playwrights featured will include Dara Gold, Matt Spangler, and Jessica Bylander.

Both evenings contain adult humor, offensive language, off color jokes, and women in pearl clutching situations.

Tickets: http://rabblecrew.brownpapertickets.com/

Naked Girls Reading: Comedy Undressed,
September 23, 2016

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Comedy Undressed

September 23, 2016
At the door: $25 General/ $20 DCAC Members and Presale

We want to tickle your fancy and your funny bone! Join us as the Naked Girls read their favorite memoirs, tales, blogs and funny stories by the world’s most memorable jokesters! Cherokee Rose is in stitches to join GiGi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling and our Special Guest, 2016 So You Wanna Be A Naked Girl Winner, for Naked Girls Reading Presents Comedy Undressed.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2162993

In Your Ear,
September 18, 2016

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In Your Ear

September 18, 2016
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an  vant­garde tradition.

This month’s readings are from Mathias Svalina, Danielle Evennou, Temim Fructher, Angelique Palmer.

Curated by Meg Ronan and Tony Mancus.

More information at: ​dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.