Venue Details

Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Juanita Newell
Red Velvet 42 events 27 reviews

Acting and story line were excellent. I thouroughly enjoyed the play, and have recommended the play to friends.

reviewed Sep 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from jim
Red Velvet 125 events 9 reviews

I loved it, it seemed so real as the fight stage lowered from the ceiling and the actors took actual falls. The audience roared with excitement as if we were all in the fight area experiencing the real thing. WELL DONE! Jim

reviewed Sep 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from C.L. Fisher
Red Velvet 45 events 8 reviews

A funny and very entertaining performance. At times the language was a little strong. I would not recommend it as something that children be allowed to attend.

reviewed Sep 08 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The energy that radiates from … Kristoffer Diaz’s crazy-like-a-fox comedy about television wrestling, is the real thing. This delightfully muscular production courses with the vital sap of an able-bodied satire enjoying a rollicking love-hate affair with its subject.”  —The New York Times 
“Tailor-made for people who find contemporary drama dull, staid and more or less irrelevant. This satirical work leaps out of the proscenium frame at every opportunity, exhorting, drop-kicking and body-slamming its way into an immediacy that is more familiar to sporting events and rap concerts than to a traditional night of theater.” –-The Los Angeles Times 
“A thrilling entry into the brave new world of bright lights, racial complexities and hot new plays.” –-The Chicago Tribune 
Check out the cool calendar of events the company is presenting to accompany the show.


Kristoffer Diaz (Playwright) is an educator living and working in Brooklyn. Full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity_, Welcome to Arroyo’s_, Guernica_, and_#therevolution. Awards include the 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; winner, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; winner, 2011 OBIE Award, Best New American Play; and the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from The Public Theater (2011). His work has been produced, commissioned, and developed at The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many others. He is currently developing The Unfortunates, his first full-length musical collaboration, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


John Vreeke* (Director) is a company member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He is a five-time Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Director. His productions for Woolly Mammoth include A Bright New Boise_ by Sam Hunter, Gruesome Playground Injuries_ by Rajiv Joseph, Boom_ by Peter Sinn-Nachtrieb, Homebody/Kabul_ by Tony Kushner, Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis by Charlotte Jones, and The K of D by Laura Schellhardt.  John has also directed at Theater J, Washington Shakespeare Company, MetroStage, Everyman Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Forum Theatre, Source Festival, Charter Theatre, Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center TYA, Imagination Stage, and Helen Hayes Awards.  Regionally at Alley Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Attic Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, and First Stage in Milwaukee. His upcoming project is Theater J: Race by David Mamet.

Cast will include company Member Michael Russotto (A Bright New Boise_, _House of Gold, Full Circle_), Jose Joaquin Perez (_Oedipus el Rey), Shawn T. AndrewAdi Hanash, and* James Long.*

Run time is 2.5 hours including a 15-minute intermission.

The show is recommended for mature audiences.

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