Venue Details

Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
202-332-3300
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Michael
92 events 35 reviews

Very creating and engaging performance, combining animation and live-action.

reviewed Jun 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Margot and Paul Zimmerman
93 events 17 reviews

fabulous...original...different...thoroughly enjoyable although the subject matter's quite depressing

reviewed Jun 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
15 events 10 reviews

Fascinating and clever multimedia production, brilliantly designed and splendidly performed.

reviewed Jun 09 2012 report as inappropriate
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“Think Alexander Rodchenko meets Tim Burton, Charles Dickens meets Fritz Lang, and the early 20th-century silent movie meets the 21st-century graphic novel, and you have something of the flavour of this jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable of social mobility, revolution and its suppression.” —The Guardian
“An outstanding blend of animation, original music and quirky storytelling in 70 nigh on perfect minutes.” —_The Evening Standard _
“Junk-shop Weimar agit-cabaret, comic-strip silent movie noir as rewritten with the cruelty of Roald Dahl and sound-tracked by cut-glass parlor room piano ditties.” —The Herald
“Grown-ups into cinema, twisted animation, and immersive storytelling theatre will love it.” —Sun Herald_ _

Description

Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed wherein lies the infamous Bayou Mansions; a sprawling stinking tenement block, where curtain-twitchers and peeping-toms live side by side, and the wolf… is always at the door.

 

When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place, or has the real horror only just begun?

 

Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation, this is the wickedly twisted new tale from the multiple award-winning company behind the international hit Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Like a giant novel burst into life, 1927 invite you on a theatrical journey of startling originality.

The U.S. Premiere Tour of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is a collaboration between 1927, the Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston SC), and The Studio Theatre (Washington DC), with the support of the British Council.

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