Babs The Dodo: World Premier of Dark Comedy from Washington Ensemble Theatre
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. Learn More
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Upon leaving the theater, we felt that the acting and staging of this intriguing play outshone the script. It runs without intermission and we were not bored. Babs is a challenging play -- not in its emotional depth or its edginess. Rather, one...continued
From 3:00 to 5:30pm, millions of viewers tune in to “Babs Gillespie on the Home Shopping Network.” With a 14k heart of gold, dangly jewelry, Babs jingle jangles like the gem that she is. But this rare bird is about to become extinct because tomorrow she is getting fired. Will our favorite On-The-Air personality survive this mid-life crisis or will she get dumped in the clearance bin with the Magi Peel Vegetable Peeler? This deliriously dark comedy sets Babs in the sale of her life as she grasps for love, happiness and sparkle.