Cross-Cultural Comedy of Errors The Internationalist at The Studio Theatre
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The last date listed for The Internationalist was Saturday June 21, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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See your choice of the remaining Subscription Series shows this season from the company the Washingtonian calls "the hottest theatre on the Washington scene." This two-ticket package from Studio Theatre allows you to purchase now and choose your plays and dates later. Nina Raine's Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the defiantly idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon of his parents' house. He's adapted brilliantly to his hearing family's unconventional ways, but they've never returned the favor, leaving Billy isolated and alone -- and without the use of sign language. Then he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness herself, and he finally learns what it feels like to be understood. The 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner Water By the Spoonful is a haunting and eloquent play about resilience, redemption, and families of both blood and choice. And in Cock, John's boyfriend is ready to forgive, forget and get back together -- but John thinks he may have just met the woman of his dreams. What ensues is the definition of a love triangle in this investigation of attraction, ambivalence, and commitment. Learn More
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- “A new kind of play for the 21st century. Fresh, provocative, riveting.” --Back Stage
When Lowell, the central character, sets off on an international business trip, he ends up with a bad case of cultural jet-lag. In an unnamed country where he does not speak the language, the normally confident Lowell struggles to find his footing. Are his colleagues impressed by him, or laughing at him? What are all those mysterious announcements on the office PA system? And the alluring new woman in his life -- who is she really?
Lowell isn’t the only one operating outside his comfort zone; the playwright has invented a new language for The Internationalist, and the audience sees the world through his eyes. When Lowell doesn’t understand the language, neither does the audience.
New York’s hip young theatre company 13P developed this fresh and fascinating comedy by one of its resident playwrights, Anne Washburn. Directed by Kirk Jackson, who helmed last season’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the production brings together acclaimed actor Tyler Pierce (Fat Pig) and Holly Twyford, making her return to the Washington stage.
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