Joe’s Movement Emporium
Based on interviews with DC women about their attitudes toward menstruation, this ensemble-devised piece is part incantation, part mystery, part interactive comedy show. LadyM and her three witches make a potion, cast a spell, and send audiences down a rabbit hole of poetry, horror, ambition, and blood.
LadyM pits the poetic and absurdist lives of the modern, menstruating woman against the themes, characters, and language in Shakespeares Macbeth to explore blood, ambition, sorcery as power, and violence. Delving into the deep, dark, and bloody traditions of womens stigmatized bodies, we push these difficult issues through the lens of grotesque comedy in this highly stylized, absurdist, and radical feminist bloodbath.
The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies
June 6 - 30, 2019
written by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice that will test their strength, their marriage and their hearts. Two Tibetan monks seek their three-year-old son. The boy is the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama, and the monks propose to take the child away for a life of spiritual training in India.
“The Oldest Boy is a richly emotional journey filled with music, dance, puppetry, ritual and laughter — Sarah Ruhl at her imaginative best,” says Artistic Director Richard Henrich. “A meditation on attachment and unconditional love, the play shows us a world in which the youngest children are sometimes also the oldest and wisest teachers.”
by Frank DiSalvo Jr.
A New Play
May 23 – June 2, 2019
At the Callan Theatre
in the Hartke Theatre Complex
on the campus of Catholic University
3801 Harewood Road NE
Washington, DC 20064
In an old abandoned theater with a checkered past, an eccentric mystic gathers three actors to stage a performance of Hamlet. To make matters even stranger, the mystic informs the cast that the part of Hamlet will be played by an actor who died over a century ago.
A comedy about belief: in what and whom do we believe–or not believe–and why?