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"culminates in a perverse, soul-baring love scene between two caucasians."
— Time Out New York
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Young Jean Lee (Playwright). Obie-award winning Young Jean Lee has been named by American Theatre Magazine as “one of the 25 artists who will shape the American theater over the next 25 years.” She has directed her plays at Soho Rep (Lear; The Appeal), The Kitchen (The Shipment), The Public Theater (Church), P.S. 122 (Church; Pullman, WA), HERE Arts Center (Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven), and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater (Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals). She has worked with Radiohole and the National Theater of the United States of America. She is a member of New Dramatists and 13P, has done residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and Hedgebrook, and has an MFA from Mac Wellman’s playwriting program at Brooklyn College.

Stupid Fucking Bird

"...Aaron Posner's savvy, petulant blitz through Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Posner's new play is less an adaptation of Chekhov's landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe." -Washington Post

"This play pushes the boundaries of what makes an audience comfortable, what makes an audience think, what makes human beings be, and act and do. A stunning and provocative new piece of theatre well worth seeing." -DCMetroTheatreArts

Aaron Posner (playwright) is a freelance director and playwright, an Associate Artist at the Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Rep, and was a founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre. His plays and productions have been seen at more than a third of the LORT theatres in the country. Aaron has been a fan of Woolly since the early 90′s and directed In the Next Room or the vibrator play at Woolly in 2011. He has won Barrymore Awards as both a director and playwright and Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director three in the last eight years. His published and produced adaptations includeThe ChosenMy Name Is Asher Lev (currently in an open-ended run Off Broadway),Sometimes A Great Notion, Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (with James Sugg), and many more. Aaron is an Eisenhower Fellow, a graduate of Northwestern University, is from Eugene, Oregon, and lives outside DC with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and his tiny daughter, Maisie.

Performances will be followed by a Reception
with the actors in the Gallery.
Running time: apx. 70 minutes

Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques

Starring: Nicole Dalton, Liz Eng, HyoJeong Choi,
Kaoru Yano, Laura Menzie, Will Moore

Stage Manager: Trip Venturella
Costume Design: Susan Paino
Set Design: Joe Ouellette
Fight Choreographer: Danielle Rosvally
ASM: Stephanie Ruby Simonoff
House Manager: Ida Rud
olph

Provocative writer/director Young Jean Lee’s worst nightmare was to make a predictable, confessional Korean-American identity play with a flowery Asian-sounding title. So that’s exactly what she did.

Full of blunt observations and unexpected turns, Lee’s warped, funny take on her heritage raises difficult questions about race, culture, and identity that leave the audience uneasy, exhilarated, and grappling for answers.

“The best parodies start with great titles.
So Young Jean Lee’s hysterically funny
“Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven”,
is perfect, because the show is actually about minority rage, mudfish in tofu, femininity’s inner viciousness and a secret Korean plot to rule the world.”
-Anita Gates, The New York Times

Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God

Apollinaire is thrilled to present the US premiere of this play by Roland Schimmelpfennig: "one of the most prolific and heralded young dramatists in Europe. At age 38, he has already written 16 plays that have been translated into 20 languages." nytheatre-wire

Peggy Pickit begins with a white married couple arriving at another couple’s house for a reunion. All four were best friends at medical school. All are now 41. Two have just returned from crisis work in Africa –escaping a particularly violent flare-up. The other two stayed at home, had a child, and made a lot of money. Each couple looks at the other with envy. Both marriages are in trouble. The returning couple left behind a local child in Africa that the other couple was sponsoring. The fate of that child is unknown, but we learn she is dependent on drug therapy, and without treatment, she will likely die.

The evening turns into a post-colonial version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Accusations, pain, anguish and bitter comedy are used to explore damage/guilt in the West.

 

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December 27-January 11
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00,
Mon. January 30 at 8:00
Sun. Dec. 29 & Jan. 5 at 3:00


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NOT Recommended for Children

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