everyone else is looking forward to their long weekend but in the world of dc theater people are getting ready for the annual season kickoff Page to Stage. Most local companies have put together readings of new plays. Check out the full list here.
I will be at at least these three shows:
Sunday at 8 pm
Bouncing Ball Theatrical Productions
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ZIDNEY
By Shawn Northrip
Music by Mike Pettry
This musical adaptation of the fable The Scorpion and Frog is set in the fictitious Zidney Corporation. Ike Mizner attempts to simultaneously deal with his need for Jacob Fishberger to advance the company and his own scorpion-like nature.
Monday at 3 pm
By Karen Malpede
Hosted by John Vreeke
Featuring Maria Tucci, Larry Pine, George Bartenieff, Jake Robards, and Najla Said
The War in Iraq and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict enter the lives of a New York couple as classroom assignments turn into deeply entangled relationships and theater practitioners get a lesson in real-life politics.
Monday at 5 pm
Forum Theatre & Dance
THE COLLAGE PROJECT
Compiled and arranged by Forum
Forum presents a theatrical collage from texts by Charles Mee, Sophocles, the Internet, David Beckham, Bohumil Hrabal, Jean Anouilh, Richard Nixon, Shakespeare, This American Life, Heiner Muller, the classifieds, and whatever else they can get their hands on.