What the heck happened to Diz?
Three clowns, two visionaries, and a musician walk into a bar.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE . . . is it?
@ Studio Theatre – Mead Theatre1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
Friday July 8 @ 8:15pm
Sunday July 10 @ 4pm
Wednesday July 13 @ 7pm
Wednesday July 20 @ 6pm
Saturday July 23 @ 2:15pm
Fringe Festival favorites Happenstance Theater (Best Comedy 2007 and 2009 CapFringe festivals, who brought you the sell out hit Handbook For Hosts for last years Fringe) are finally remounting MANIFESTO! After huge success at the 2008 Capital Fringe and the NY Clown Theatre Festival, it is back by popular DaDA-demand!
The setting is the surrealist Cabaret ReVoltaire; a bizarre establishment run by clowns. It is wartime. The guests are visionaries. Art becomes life. Beware of Forgeries! Text is from ACTUAL Manifestos. See the handsome Futurist, the Capitalist and Communist tango, and beauty that arises from the absurd.
MANIFESTO! excites everything!
The DC City Paper said “These merry pranksters get it!…glorious nuggets of nonsense…a delightful romp through the surreal…an extra-sensory extravaganza…it is belly-laugh humor.”
The Washington Post called it “…an ingeniously oddball deconstruction…brash…seductive…Futurism and dadaism pulsed with revolutionary zeal.”
DC Theatre Scene Review by Carrie Klewin:
“If you are looking for an hour of whimsical delight, this café, created by surrealists and run by clowns, is the place to be. Don’t know anything about Dada, Futurism or Surrealism? It doesn’t matter. If you’ve ever had the urge to stand on your head to see the world from a new perspective, you will enjoy this merry dazzle.”