Stuff

STUFF                     A mother gives away her most cherished possessions and reveals her most closely guarded secrets. Other real-life characters describe their own stuff: a filled-to-bursting storage unit of train memorabilia, an art collection lost to the wrecking ball, a Moscow meeting with Paul Robeson, and a long-lost file box of...
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Before/After

BEFORE/AFTER Reading of a new play by John Feffer Part of the European Month of Culture Supported by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States 90 minutes Before/After is a multimedia portrait of the transformation of East-Central Europe told by the people who made it happen. Through words, pictures, video, and music, it tells the story of the people who chipped away at the Iron...
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Interrogation

Door prizes! Interrogation is the latest dark comedy from John Feffer. Written and performed by John Feffer Directed by Matty Griffiths   Busboys and Poets 5th and K, NW Washington, DC 12/11: 8 pm (talkback with Marc Rotenberg) 12/15: 8 pm (talkback with Greg Nojeim)   Facebook: interrogationatbusboys   $15 suggested donation at the door   Graphics by Adwoa...
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When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall

You’re at the theater. You’re sitting in your seat, paying attention to what’s going on in front of you. If the play is any good, you’ve completely forgotten that you’re sitting in a theater. You are absorbed in the new world unfolding in front of you. The theater has cast a spell over you. Then, suddenly, the actor on stage turns to the audience and begins speaking...
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The Politician

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Peter Peters returns as a ruthless politician in a full-length show that combines last year’s Fringe hit The Pundit with its thrilling sequel. “Deflates its target with a sharp satiric pin,” said The Washington Post of last year’s sold-out run. Written by John Feffer Directed by Doug Krehbel Starring Sean Coe as the politician, with Michael Crowley,...
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American Politics Needs More Drama

I like my politics the way I like my baseball. I prefer to wait for the highlights reel. Like baseball, political events in Washington, D.C. tend to be long and boring, punctuated by the occasional home run speech or graceful double-play legislative maneuver in Congress. Have you ever wondered why, when you turn on C-Span, the legislators give their speeches to nearly empty chambers? It’s...
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