Dark Comedy Detroit -- Pulitzer Prize Finalist About Wild Neighbors
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. 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.