May 4-June 4, 2017
@ Caos on F
923 F St NW
“Delectably wicked satire! Lisa Hodsoll’s performance is one to relish! Anarchically funny!”
–The Washington Post
“I haven’t laughed this hard in a play in a long time! Darkly hilarious, and at times deeply touching.”
–DC Theater Scene
“This Laura Bush should not be missed! As portrayed by Lisa Hodsoll, she’s funny, she’s demented, and she’s downright sympathetic.”
–DC Metro Theater Arts
Laura Bush is an enigma wrapped in another enigma. She’s shy, beautiful, bookish, and in 1963, she blew through a stop sign and killed a guy. It was probably just an accident. Or maybe, just maybe… it was murder.
Join Mrs. Bush for this hilarious and heartfelt evening of real-life reminiscences: of her childhood in Texas (all lies!), of her marriage to George W. Bush (a sham!), and of their rapid ascent to the very pinnacle of world power (an abomination!). Don’t miss this highly-anticipated new work, which shines a light (headlights!) on the intersection of fact and fiction – a topic more timely than ever – as the memories fade, and the Bushes are starting to look like, well, maybe they weren’t so bad after all.
Veteran DC director John Vreeke (Guards at the Taj, Detroit, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…, Gruesome Playground Injuries) teams up with Lisa Hodsoll, who’ll play Laura in the one-woman show, following her acclaimed turn in Venue 13’s A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this past summer. Hodsoll was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Theater Alliance’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia. This world premiere production, by iconoclastic Klunch artistic director Ian Allen (Angel Shit, Baked Baby), is a smart, surreal, and surprising reexamination of the Bush years.
Who’s Who: The Klunch presents Laura Bush Killed a Guy, by Ian Allen, directed by John Vreeke, starring Lisa Hodsoll as Laura. Lighting by David C. Ghatan, set by Kim Deane, costume by Rhonda Key, sound by Lucas Zarwell, stage management by Laura Schlachtmeyer.