August 25, 2008

John's next play...

Washington Shakespeare Company
presents
peace
a new comedy by Callie Kimball
(adapted from Aristophanes' ancient Greek satire)

directed by Alexander Strain

August 28 - September 28
Previews: Aug 28-30, Sept 1 (8pm, pay what you can)
Opening: Tue Sept 2, 8pm
Closing: Sun Sept 28, 2pm
Performances Thu-Sat 8pm, matinees Sat/Sun 2pm
(Saturday matinees are PWYC)

Clark St Playhouse
601 S Clark St, Arlington VA
Metro: Crystal City (Blue/Yellow)
click here for
directions

For tickets, call 800-494-TIXS or click here

CAST: Sara Barker (Hermes/Gralea), Joe Brack (Havoc/DJ), Brian Crane (War), Matt Dewberry (Profiteer), John Geoffrion (Graleo), Gwen Grastorf (Refugee/Festival), Slice Hicks (Toonsie/Refugee), Brandon McCoy (Darby/Refugee), Andrew Vergara (Profiteer/Newscaster), Anastasia Wilson (Peace/Eirene), Simone Zvi (Refugee/Harvest)

Graleo, a gentleman farmer, inventor, and politician (who swears he didn't invent the internet) takes an environmentally-friendly hot air balloon to Mt. Olympus to deliver his PowerPoint presentation for the goddess Peace to persuade her to return to Earth. However, he discovers that she's been kidnapped by the god War, his protegee Havoc, and a gang of War Profiteers. Thankfully, it's a work of fiction with no connection whatsoever to our current geopolitical climate. ;-)

Callie Kimball penned WSC's adaptation of Shakespeare's epic poem The Rape of Lucrece, and director Alexander Strain received a grant from the Boomerang Fund for Artists for his acclaimed performance as the title character in WSC's Caligula.

Be sure to join us for our final season at the Clark St Playhouse before we move into our home in Rosslyn! Our season will also include Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well (Nov 6 - Dec 7), Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (Jan 15 - Feb 15), and Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings (Apr 9 - May 10)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This show is FLIPPIN' amazing! I saw it on opening night and it blew me away. Funny, insightful, selflessly righteous, just a great night of theatre. THANK YOU, CALLIE KIMBALL!!! And to this very talented cast.

Callie Kimball said...

YOU'RE WELCOME, ANONYMOUS!

Hope you had a good show last night, John.

John said...

Thanks for the FLIPPIN' awesome comment =)