Dark Comedy Detroit -- Pulitzer Prize Finalist About Wild Neighbors
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The last date listed for Detroit was Sunday October 6, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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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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First time at Wooly Mamouth (since I moved here in Sept 2012). "Detroit" was mostly funny, poignant and a bit shocking as two couples bonded in neighborly friendship to design new lives, despite the after-effects of the recession and addiction... I was awed by the set and special effects, as well as delighted with the great acting.. I will definitely be back!
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Great production and fine performances but to no avail. What a depressing, rotten play. I felt nothing for any of the characters and isn't that what a theater experience is supposed to provide? I do not understand Wooly's play choices...
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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.