Acclaimed Washington Writers Edward P. Jones and Dinaw Mengestu at Folger Theatre
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Woolly's 35th season opens with a guillotine-sharp, contemporary-sounding satire that morphs into a real tragedy as it tells the true story of a fabulously wealthy, fashion-setting teenage drama queen whose last name could've well been Cyrus or Kardashian. But France's famed 18th-century monarch Marie Antoinette has her own issues dealing with fickle fame and fortune, especially as her once-loyal subjects begin to royally despise her in the midst of an economic downturn. Multi-award-winning playwright and Guggenheim fellow David Adjmi premiered his acclaimed work Stunning at Woolly, which welcomes him back, along with Woolly company member Kimberly Gilbert in the title role. New York Magazine calls Adjmi's version of the historical drama "marvelous, disturbing, revisionist." Learn More
Edward P. Jones was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction with his short story collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children. He is the author of The Known World, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and the short story collection Lost in the City, a finalist for the National Book Award. Jones lives in Washington, DC.
Dinaw Mengestu is the author of the recent novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Mengestu immigrated to the U.S. during the communist revolution in Ethiopia and is a graduate of Georgetown University and of Columbia University’s MFA program in fiction. He is the recipient of a 2006 fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
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