Thursday, November 10, 2005


PWYC at the African Continuum Theatre Company

The African Continuum Theatre Company will be having Pay-What-You-Can
Previews of the Fresh Flavas Rep productions of Draft Day and Kingdom on
Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th.

Draft Day by Marvin McAllister and directed by Tre Garrett will be on
Thursday, November 10th at 8 pm. Kingdom by David Emerson Toney and
directed by Jennfer L. Nelson will be on Friday, November 11th at 8 pm.

Draft Day is a dark fantasy dissecting the ambitions of two young basketball
players on the verge of rocketing into the professional leagues. The action
moves between the 21st Century players' ego-driven braggadocio and 19th
Century slave traders assessments of humans as commodities.

Kingdom is a gritty, funny, inner city meditation on Shakespeare's Richard
III. Set in above a barbeque joint in Cleveland, three brothers maneuver to
control their family legacy.

All performances will be at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H
Street NE, Washington D.C.

To RSVP for these special PWYC previews, please email Managing Director
Melvin Gerald at

For more information, visit


Melvin D. Gerald, Jr.
Managing Director
African Continuum Theatre Company


A Few Freebies and PWYC Shows This Weekend

Below are three shows of interest, especially to those of us on a budget. I
listed the relevant performances at the Calendar of Free, Cheap, and
Pay-What-You-Can Shows at:


A Pocket Full of Grace: This is a free workshop performance by American
University students in conjunction
with Ford's Theatre. A Pocket Full of Grace is a new musical about a young
The performance is in the new Katzen Arts Center at American University.

For more information, see the web site:

Written by William Hopkins and Carl Menninger.

Dates: November 11, 2005 and November 12, 2005
Time: 8:00 PM
For the show below, pay-what-you-can previews are Nov 9-10 at 8 p.m.

by David Carter Beane

As Bees in Honey Drown is the story of hot, young novelist Evan Wyler
Zox) whose first novel has received critical acclaim. When the fabulous and
Alexa Vere De Vere (Kari L. Ginsburg) approaches Wyler, about writing the
of her bizarre life story, he is taken in by her charm and apparent
She leads him on a whirlwind tour of the "it" crowd and list places peopled
models, rock stars, actors and the powerful (sixteen roles played by an
of four actors; Heather Haney, Jon Townson, Sarah Ellis and Gerald B.
promising him a future of Armani suits and success. In the course of their
gay Evan falls in love with Alexa who is described as "pure confection"
"a mixture
of every woman you've ever loved in a movie."

But everything comes crashing down when Alexa, a con artist, disappears
a trace and Evan is pummeled by Skunk (Gerald B. Browning), one of Alexa's
victims, who believes Evan is in on her scam. As it slowly dawns on Evan
that everything
Alexa has told him is a lie, he begins to search his notes for clues to
true identity....[snippet] As Evan plots his revenge, he embarks on an
adventure in
self-discovery and finds that the experience with Alexa has lead to new
growth and love.

Trumpet Vine Theatre Company
at Theater on the Run
3700 South Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

directed by SERET SCOTT
featuring Woolly company member Doug Brown with Bethany Butler, Jessica
Frances Dukes, Lizan Mitchell, J Paul Nicholas, Dawn Ursula, Craig Wallace,
Michael Anthony Williams.

November 14 — December 18, 2005
at Woolly Mammoth, 641 D Street, NW (7th & D)

PWYC — Pay-What-You-Can Performances: Monday, Nov. 14 & Tuesday, Nov. 15 at
8pm. Tickets are sold at the box office the day of the show beginning at
6:30pm. Two tickets per person, cash or check ONLY.

Stampede Seats:
If a regular performance is not sold out, available seats will be sold for
$10 each 15 minutes prior to showtime, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet-the-Artists discussions: Nov. 23 (8pm), Nov. 27 2pm, & Dec. 1 (8pm)
Meet the Playwright: Wed., Nov. 16, after the performance with playwright
Sherry Shephard-Massat and Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz

SYNOPSIS: A bustling apartment stoop in a new black neighborhood in 1950s
Atlanta brims with vitality and ambition as a community blossoms with
residents moving from the country to a fresh start in the city. But a peek
behind the apartment walls reveals a steamy world of private bonds and
struggles within, where the women try to better their lives in a new place
and keep their men focused and striving for more. With a keen eye, vivid
language and riotous humor, Shephard-Massat captures a pivotal moment in one
particular black community as it struggles over sex, shifting values, and an
uncertain future.


641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004 Admin: 202-289-2443 Box Office:


"A Year With Frog and Toad" at Round House Theatre Bethesda

Round House Theatre Bethesda


A Year with Frog and Toad

Music by Robert Reale

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Directed by Nick Olcott
Choreography by Michael J. Bobbitt
Musical Direction by Jay Crowder

November 16 – December 11, 2005

Pay-What-You-Can Performances: Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.

Tickets go on sale one hour prior to performance at the Round House Theatre Bethesda box office. Cash only. Best availability on 11/16.

“A bright, bouncy, altogether lovable show!” —The New York Times

This Tony®-nominated Broadway musical celebrates the joys of friendship and sparkles with snappy, sophisticated songs that Variety says pay "homage to the music of Cole Porter." Laugh as you follow the amphibian "Odd Couple" and their friends through an adventure-filled year and find out why The Wall Street Journal called A Year with Frog and Toad "the best new musical on Broadway" when it opened in 2003.

Performances: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. No performance on Thanksgiving.

Adult Tickets: $25-$50. Available at the Round House Theatre Bethesda box office, 240.644.1100 or

Kid and Teen Tickets: $15. Available at the Round House Theatre Bethesda box office, 240.644.1100. Not available for online purchase.

CAST: Will Gartshore, Steve Tipton, Bobby Smith, Sherri L. Edelen, and Erin Driscoll
ARTISTIC TEAM: Set Designer, Jos. B. Musumeci, Jr.; Costume Designer, Rosemary Pardee; Lighting Designers, Daniel MacLean Wagner and Harold F. Burgess II; Sound Designer, Tony Angelini; Properties, Timothy J. Jones; Stage Manager, Cary Louise Gillett

This production is funded in part by the generous support of The Dupler Family.


Designer Discussion: Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.

Meet the designers and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the show.

Directorially Speaking: Nov. 18 at 7:15 p.m.

Meet the director and learn about his vision for the show.

Meet Frog and Toad after every performance.

Round House Theatre Bethesda
4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda, MD 20814
Metro: Bethesda, 1 block

Box Office: 240.644.1100

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Pay What You Can This Week at Studio

The Studio Theatre

November 2 - December 11 ,2005
Regional Premiere!
Guantanamo: 'Honor Bound to Defend Freedom'

Tight, tense and boldly current, Guantanamo tells the gripping true stories
of four British residents imprisoned at Guantanamo and paints an unforgettable
portrait of America's controversial prison. Guantanamo tackles one of the most
significant and troubling issues of our time--˙the U.S. government's arrest and
imprisonment of terrorist suspects without due process. Actor Harsh Nayyar,
who played Mr. Begg, father of Guantanamo inmate Moazzam Begg, in the New York
production, returns to the role at The Studio Theatre. "Guantanamo: Honor
Bound To Defend Freedom" runs November 2 --December 11, 2005, at The Studio
Theatre, 1501 14th Street, NW, (202) 332-3300 or

Originally commissioned and produced by the Tricycle Theatre, London.
Underwritten by Marvin Weissberg, with additional support from Kay Ellen

Cast: Leo Erickson (Lord Steyn/Rumsfeld), Yvonne Erickson (Gareth Pierce),
Kaveh Haerian (Moazzam Begg), Nafees Hamid (Ruhel Ahmed), David Jackson (Clive
Stafford Smith/ Jack Straw), Andrew Stewart Jones (Jamal al Harith), Omar Koury
(Wahab al Rawi), John Michael MacDonald (Tom Clark), Ramiz Monsef
(Bisher/Mori), Harsh Nayyar (Mr. Begg), Dikran Tulaine (Gregg Powell/ Mark Jennings).

Director and Designers: Serge Seiden (Director), Giorgos Tsappas (Set
Designer), Michael Giannitti (Lighting Designer), Reggie Ray (Costume Designer), Gil
Thompson (Sound Designer).

Performance Schedule
Tues, 11/15, 11/22, & 11/29, 8:00pm
Wed-Fri, 8:00pm
Sat, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, 2:00pm & 7pm

Sat 11/5 @ 2:00pm
PWYC Tickets on sale 12pm or 12:30pm

Regular Tix: $37 - $52


The Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Box Office Phone: 202-332-3300 V/TTY: 202-667-8436
Admin: 202-232-7267

By Metro:
From the Dupont Circle Stop: Walk 5 blocks east on P Street. The Studio is on
the northeast corner of 14th and P.
From the U Street/Cardozo Stop: Walk 6 blocks south on 13th Street. Make a
right and walk 1 block west on P Street. The Studio is on the northeast corner
of 14th and P.
From the McPherson Square Stop: Walk 7 blocks north on 14th Street. The
Studio is on the northeast corner of 14th and P.

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