Now thru March 31 only!
@ Caos on F
923 F St NW
“Mechanic,” from the show, sung by Paige O’Malley
“The calendar gods knew we needed a laugh! And in this stormy political moment they’re giving us a distracting little porno comedy from Elaine May called Adult Entertainment! A riot!”
– The Washington Post
“Wildly funny! A highly enjoyable romp! A brilliant comedic concept – deadpan humor on the adult film industry marries up with mockery of highbrow culture! Fun, fizzy, and surprisingly human!”
– Broadway World
“Wonderful performances, under Joe Banno’s stellar direction! Truly, the acting is terrific! Excellent!”
– DC Metro Theater Arts
Heidi the Ho, Vixen, Jimbo, and the gang are sick of doing just porn. They wanna make a real movie, with real impact. So with “art” in mind, they enlist their Yale-educated cameraman to write the script. But when his penchant for Dylan poetry, The Jew of Malta, and other academic mumbo-jumbo doesn’t quite line up with their expectations, the stage is set for the kind of comedy that can only come from the mind of Elaine May.
Acclaimed director Joe Banno returns from L.A. to helm the DC premiere of Elaine May’s Adult Entertainment. Known for his productions of Mamet, and daring updates of Shakespeare, Banno has a sure hand with edgy, take-no-prisoners comedy. The production will mark the second play by Elaine May to be mounted by The Klunch, which staged George Is Dead as the company’s debut production, in 2015.
Who’s Who: Adult Entertainment by Elaine May, directed by Joe Banno. Produced by Ian Allen, Kate Debelack, Sara Cormeny, Pete Miller. Sound by Lucas Zarwell, Music by Andrew Baughman, Costumes by Mei Chen, Set and Lights by David C. Ghatan, Assistant Set and Lights by Amanda Kircher, Props by Tara Lyman-Dobson, Choreography by Sarah Klein, Stage Management by Laura Schlachtmeyer.
Sept 21-Oct 20
DC Arts Center
2438 18th St NW
Spanning more than three centuries of civilization, How to Win a Race War takes the audience on an epic journey from one end of the white supremacist bookcase to the other: from the fear of slave rebellions in the antebellum South, to the militant skinhead scene of 1990’s Boston, and waaaay beyond – into a liberal dystopian future packed with the sort of orchestrated chaos we are seeing from these dangerous groups today. Part satire, part exposé, and part horror show, How to Win a Race War is guaranteed to be an experience like no other.
Who’s Who: How to Win a Race War, written and directed by Ian Allen. Starring Grant Collins, Kim Curtis, Tony Greenberg, and more TBA. Produced by Ian Allen, Kate Debelack, Sara Cormeny, Pete Miller. Lights by David C. Ghatan, Sound by Adrian Fontainebleau, Costumes by Mei Chen, Assistant Direction and Music Direction by Anderson Wells, Stage Management by Amanda Williams.