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Beertown

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Overview

Produced by:
Dog & Pony DC
Dates:
January 29 - February 16, 2014
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Devised by dog & pony dc
Directed by: Rachel Grossman
With The Beertown Ensemble: Wyckham Avery, Max freedman, Rachel Grossman, Colin Hovde, J. Argyl Plath, Elaine Yuko Qualter, Jon Reynolds, Yasmin Tuazon with Melanie Harker

Calling all Beertonians! Let your voice be heard! Join dog & pony dc and the citizens of Beertown to celebrate The 20th Quinquennial Time Capsule Day!

Which tells the story of your town's history better: a family's bible or a pair of spectacles? A meteorite or a lawn sign?

Part Civic Ceremony, part theatrical pageant, then at once a Choose Your Own Adventure / Murder Mystery Dinner Party, Beertown pays homage to small-town America by exploring the dynamic relationship between individuals and their community.

You the audience shape the show!

Every performance of Beertown begins with a dessert potluck; bring a dessert to share!

Photo Caption: Beertown
Photo: C Stanley Photography
Photo Caption: Beertown
Photo: C Stanley Photography
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Photo: C Stanley Photography
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Photo: C Stanley Photography
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Photo: C Stanley Photography
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Reviews

"Exceedingly good-hearted - a combination of Our Town and a Christopher Guest film!" - New York Times

"A quirky civics lesson. Director Rachel Grossman and this enthusiastic company are the real stars!" - The Village Voice

"An invigorating piece that ingeniously constructs and deconstructs the most important tenets of theater itself: community and ritual. After visiting for a few hours, it felt like I've lived there my entire life!" - TheaterMania 

"A truly remarkable piece of theatre!" - Eye On The Arts

2011 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Outstanding New Play or Musical