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Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Main Stage 641 D. Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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You for Me for You

*World Premiere by Mia Chung

Directed by Yury Urnov

In Association with Ma-Yi Theater Company

November 5 to December 2, 2012*

A moving comic fantasy about two North Korean sisters who, facing starvation at the hands of a dizzyingly corrupt regime, make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When one of the sisters is too weak to make the treacherous crossing, the other sister makes a promise to race across time and space to save her. With deep heart and surprising humor, You for Me for You both delves into our imagined picture of North Korea and subverts the American fantasy of the immigrant experience.


The Convert*_*

By Danai Gurira

Directed by Michael John Garcés

February 11 to March 10, 2013*

Obie Award-winner Danai Gurira returns to Woolly with her rich, unflinching and compassionate new play. Set amid the colonial scramble for Southern Africa in 1895, the play follows Jekesai, a young girl who escapes a forced marriage in her native village and lands in a Westernized household where Africans are pitted against each other over the arrival of Christianity.

American Utopias*

Created and performed by Mike Daisey

Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory

March 19 to April 14, 2013*

Mike Daisey shows us a distinctly American vision of utopia — how we create civic spaces for ourselves in which we act out our dreams of a better world. Daisey takes us everywhere to pursue the story: from Disney World and its theme park perfection, to the drug-fueled anarchic excesses of Burning Man, from the Masonic underpinnings of our nation’s capitol, to Zuccotti Park, where in the unlikeliest place a new movement gets born. Gunplay, giant glittery dildos, police actions, and secret Freemason underwear come together to tell the history of our American dream.

*_Stupid Fucking Bird_

World Premiere by Aaron Posner

Sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Howard Shalwitz

May 27 to June 23, 2013*

An aspiring young theatre director named Conrad struggles to get out from under the shadow of his mother, Emma, a famous actress. Meanwhile, his young muse, Nina, falls for Emma’s lover, Doyle, and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be. In this contemporary and irreverent riff on Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner transforms the famous “subtext” of the classic play into exuberant scenes and songs.

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