Civilization (all you can eat) Ponders the Fate of Humanity
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The last date listed for Civilization (all you can eat) was Sunday March 11, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Watching a Supreme Court case performed verbatim may not sound like a lot (or even a little) fun. But when the Supreme Court case is 1991's Barnes v. Glen Theatre, in which a group of strippers claims mandatory pasties and thongs infringe on their First Amendment rights, and the play is performed by Elevator Repair Service, who received rave reviews for Gatz, a verbatim performance of The Great Gatsby, it all makes a lot more sense. Arguendo shows the Supreme Court justices pondering the ideas of "adult" car washes and nude operas, while the lawyers and representative go-go dancer make their case in a show that's both heartfelt and silly. The New York Times called Arguendo "wittily inventive" and Entertainment Weekly described it as "boisterously entertaining." Learn More
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The actors' enthusiasm kept me interested even when there was no there there. As a mirror of the times we're fumbling our way through, the story line(s?) were accurate. But the feeling as the audience rose at the end to leave seemed to be, What was the point? ... Some of the characters and their interactions did come to mind, though, the next day, so maybe the point was just to hold a mirror up to ourselves, with no comment.
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About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.