“gently satiric and utterly involving” – Washington Post
"a true experimental work of art" - MD Theatre Guide
"Kudos to the group for devising a novel theatrical event that celebrates community and civility" - DC Theatre Scene
"Beertown, I hope, turns out to be a trend-setting piece of theatre….It was very moving and thought-provoking….It’s one of the most important shows I saw in Washington in 2011, and very entertaining." - Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
2011 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Outstanding New Play or Musical
2012 Top 10 Theatre Productions in DC (Washington Post)
59E59 Theaters (New York)
January 29 - February 16, 2014
Every performance begins with a dessert potluck; bring a dessert to share.
Which tells the story of our town’s history better: a pair of glasses or a license plate? A projector or a bottle of beer? Visit a place where remembering is a communal act, and everyone’s opinion is heard and counted: Beertown. Part-civic ceremony, part-theatrical pageant, dog & pony dc’s Beertown explores the dynamic and tenuous relationship between individuals and their community.
For more, listen to Metro Connection's 2011 story: "Audience as Moderator"
Photos by C. Stanley Photography and Clinton Brandhagen
Directed by: Rachel Grossman
Performing Ensemble: Wyckham Avery, Joshua Drew, Max Freedman, Rachel Grossman, Colin Hovde, Jessica Lefkow, Pete Miller, Elaine Yuko Qualter, J. Argyl Plath, Jon Reynolds, Rebecca Sheir, Matthew R. Wilson, Yasmin Tuazon
Devising Ensemble: Wyckham Avery, Colin K. Bills, Joshua Drew, Cory Ryan Frank, Max Freedman, Jess Holman, Rachel Grossman, Kate Langsdorf, Jessica Lefkow, Mitch Mattson, Elaine Yuko Qualter, J. Argyl Plath, Lorraine Resseger-Slone, Jon Reynolds, Ivania Stack, Elizabeth Stone, Matthew R. Wilson
Designed by: Colin K. Bills, Ivania Stack
Music & Lyrics Arranged by: Wyckham Avery, Mitch Mattson, Kate Langsdorf, J. Argyl Plath, Jon Reynolds
Stage Manager: Melanie Harker
Graphic Artist: Kate Ahern Loveric
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