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  Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre
641 D St NW Washington

A group of well-meaning liberals gathers at a farmhouse in upstate NY for a relaxing weekend. A son adopted from Kenya struggles to feel connected to his new family and country. And the 45th US President sends a history-altering dinner invitation. There is plenty of blame to spare as snow piles high, mountains crumble, and the wounds of the 2016 election break open. The mythology of America is re-written in real time as we are forced to grapple with the legend of a frightening New York man made from gold. Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play) returns to Woolly with a sinister and sensational new play.

Thru - Mar 8, 2020

Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Box Office: 202-393-3939

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Talkin Broadway - Recommended

"...Periodically, other voices turn up. Mark (Mikéah Ernest Jennings) tells about being adopted from Kenya as a child and his experiences as the only black member of his family (and, often, his society). The guests worry that the only people who are truly innocent are those who don't yet know about the temptations of money and power. And, with shifts in Arnulfo Maldonado's deceptive scenic design, Colin K. Bills' unearthly lighting design, and Jared Mezzocchi's projections, Washburn occasionally moves her vision into the realm of nightmarish hallucinations. The Bengsons have composed an eerie score for voices, manipulated by sound designer Palmer Hefferan."
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Susan Berlin

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