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  • We Happy Few at Home presents Poe Audio-Plays and a Virtual Halloween Party. We Happy Few at Home is an audio experience will stimulate the senses, provoke the imagination, and stir up fear in the hearts of the most reckless - bringing you four tales of terror spread over two audio broadcasts (Episodes of Audio-Plays released October 16 & October 28): #1 includes The Masque of the Red Death & The Cask of Amontillado; #2 includes The Tell-Tale Heart and The Premature Burial. You will be invited to delve deeper into the macabre world of Edgar Allan Poe by electing to enjoy EXTRAS, optional experience-building materials. $10 per episode and for extras. AND We Happy Few's Virtual Halloween Party (October 31, 7-8pm) hosted by Edgar and Virginia Poe includes games, dancing, and special guests. It'll be an hour of spooky, silly, and terrifying entertainment.

  • Rorschach Theatre presents "Distance Frequencies Immersive Experiences" - a season-long immersive experience unfolding across the DC-area landscape starting October 2020. "Distance Frequencies" harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month you'll receive a map and instructions to travel to a new curated location in the DC area. Go any time, alone or with quarantine-mates of your choice. Whenever you arrive, you’ll open your box and explore the story elements inside. Each month reveals a new location and a new chapter in the ongoing story. The experience culminates in a full production of a site-specific show in July 2021. NOTE: All curated locations will be selected to intentionally avoid crowds. If you prefer not to leave homes, receive an adapted version of the instructions which can be executed from home. Purchase a complete package (all seven chapters + the summer show) or in three installments throughout the year.

  • Shake up your weeknight routine with our new conversation series, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s Wonderlist Conversation Series, where we ask the folks who inspire us to chat about what’s currently inspiring them - hosted by Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes. The Wonderlist continues on October 28 (5-6pm) with guest Toshi Reagon, a singer, musician, composer, producer and curator, who has been described by Vibe magazine as "one helluva rock'n'roller-coaster ride" and by as "a treasure waiting to be found, Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that is dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music." At her quadrennial Post-Election Day show, Reagon will be joined by special guests to address the future of America.” Past episodes are also streaming.

  • GALA Hispanic Theatre’s production of "El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger)", kicks off the theatre's 45th anniversary season and the reopening for LIVE performances (having implemented strict safety precautions) - Oct 29-Nov 22, 2020. GALA is proud to present this 1618 classic by Lope de Vega, master of Spain’s Golden Age. Adapted by Paco Gámez and directed by José Zayas. This smart comedy explores love, fidelity and class with wry wit. “Four hundred years later,” says Hugo Medrano, GALA’s Producing Artistic Director, “the power of Lope’s stories and his insight into the pain and joy of the human experience still speak to us today.” In Spanish with English surtitles. Reservations are necessary, as only 25 patrons will be seated. Tickets $45. Senior tickets (65+), Student and Military tickets are $30. Groups (10+) are $30.

  • Arena Stage presents live outdoor performances of "Fannie Lou Hammer: Speak on It!" by Cheryl L. West, October 23-30. Free tickets available but capacity is limited. "Speak on It!" is a captivating call to action and look at the impassioned freedom fighter who became one of the most powerful female voices of the civil and voting rights movements, played by Helen Hayes award-winner E. Faye Butler (Carousel, Ain’t Misbehavin’). At the Transit Pier Floating Stage at The Wharf. Approximately 50 minutes with no intermission. Limited socially distanced seating and other protocols required.

  • For one night only on Tues, October 20 (5-6:30pm EST) The Lab at Georgetown University and Sojourn Theatre return to "The Race" -originally presented in 2008 but now revisited virtually, during an entirely new moment. Reserve your spot for the event at TheRace2020. As we hurtle toward what many are calling the most important election in living memory, The Lab is thrilled to be partnering with Sojourn Theatre and renowned civic-theatre practitioner and Lab Think Tank Member/ Artistic Associate Michael Rohd on this participatory theatrical event that explores critical questions about leadership and democracy through the voices of a diverse chorus of participating citizen-artists.


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