***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

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

 

***From The Archives***
Bare: A Pop Opera
February 19 – March 1, 2015

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***From The Archive***
Bare: A Pop Opera

February 19 – 22, February 26 – 28, March 1, 2015
$22 General/ $18 DCAC Members

Book by JON HARTMERE and DAMON INTRABARTOLO
Music by DAMON INTRABARTOLO
Lyrics by JON HARTMERE
Directed, Produced, Choreographed, and Designed By: Derek Critzer
Musical Direction By: Brandon Heishman

“Bare: a pop opera”, is a moving story about teens searching to find themselves, no matter what environments may oppress their individualities, and the consequences that can be involved when people are forced to be who they are not. Like Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award­ winning­hit “Doubt”, “bare” challenges religion and the values it instills.

In their senior year at St. Cecelia’s Catholic High School, several students seek to identify themselves and express their true personas despite their faiths and the social stigmas that surround them. Main characters Peter and Jason struggle to come to terms with opposing ideals of their own homosexual relationship in the views of their personal connections, but more importantly in the face of the Catholic Church, which ultimately serves as the play’s main antagonist. Meanwhile, other students are desperate to calm the tempests of their own situations—from rejection, to lost loves, to loneliness and confusion, “bare” seeks to exemplify all those who break the mold and do not fit the conventional standards of society.

Tickets: www.clandestinedc.com

***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