Criticism is easier to take when it comes in the form of a song, which is why so many moms hire Jewel to tell their teens not to text at the dinner table. Enjoy artists seasoned in critical clowning and crooning with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to Hexagon 2011: A 21-Pun Salute! staged by Hexagon at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Choose from the following four dates:
- Friday, March 18
- Saturday, March 19
- Thursday, March 24
- Friday, March 25
Now in its 56th season, Hexagon mounts original musical comedy revues ribbing the political and social culture of Washington, D.C. A nonprofit production created by about 200 volunteer members, this year's show promises rib-tickling high jinks in the form of songs and skits that lovingly lambast everyone from politicians to society personalities. Fast-paced and energetic, the program ridicules policies and practices of the past year before proving that it's all in good fun by releasing a feral congressman back into the wild. Members of the organization handle all aspects of the production, from writing the sketches and music, to performing in the cast and orchestra, to handling technical theatrical duties such as lighting and curse-proofing. Hexagon donates all proceeds from its shows to worthy causes, with receipts from this year's program benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.
7995 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910Get Directions