Flying V will present will present the world premiere of It's The Rest Of The World That Looks So Small: A Theatrical Revue Of Jonathan Coulton, at Silver Spring Black Theatre February 1-24.The popular singer/songwriter and cult classic “is known for his clever, engaging, and humorous songs that capture slice-of-life moments in high-concept situations - from disgraced former planets to lonely sea monsters. Using movement, puppetry, and new arrangements with a live band, Flying V is staging a collection of Coulton's songs and exploring what it means to be human in a vast world of possibility.”
Quotidian Theatre will present Harold Brighouse’s comedy titled Hobson’s Choice, directed by David Dubov with assistance from Washington Stage Guild director/actor Laura GiannarelliFebruary 16-March 11. Set in Lancashire, England at the turn-of-the-century, it’s the tale of a “curmudgeonly cobbler - Henry Hobson – who faces the ultimate choice: keep his three daughters in his shop forever unmarried (and save staff wages and dowry money), or let them wed their sweethearts and leave him all alone (with no business).
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville will present a live version of the hit show Last Man Standing, hosted by actor, producer, writer, comedian and directorBruce Campbell, on January 26. "Born from the world of Comic-Con, Last Fan Standing is an interactive trivia quest built from four primary pillars of content, that include Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Superheroes." The show has been called “the ultimate test of pop culture and fandom. It’s the “Only Live Game Show Created Exclusively For Fans.”
Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville will present Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, February 21-24. The classic play is about the persecution of a medical doctor after he reports on the serious contamination of a town’s huge bathing facility. The presenter advises that the play contains mature themes and/or language that some patrons may find objectionable.
Round House Theatre in Bethesda will present the American premiere of Moira Buffini’s comedy Handbagged, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, January 31-February 25.The Olivier Award-winning, West End hit comedy focuses on the relationship between Great Britain’s Iron Lady & The Queen. The two women were born six months apart, & each woman “had a destiny that changed the world. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?” The comedy imagines “what the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors.”