Make your February to June pop with tickets to a tragicomic fable that's as hilarious as it is horrifying; "a haunting and highly original" (Telegraph) modern crime drama; and an Obie-winning riff on a 19th-century melodrama -- all at D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Rajiv Joseph was hailed as "one of the most provocatively talented American playwrights" by the Los Angeles Times. His Guards at the Taj follows two imperial guards in 1648 India who are given an assignment: to perform a bloody task whose grisly aftermath will force them to question the very ideas of beauty, responsibility and friendship. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the darkest corners of our imagination -- and the consequences of living out our most private dreams. The New York Times called An Octoroon "this decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today." Second only to Uncle Tom's Cabin in popularity back in the day, it's a reimagining of the 1859 antebellum melodrama The Octoroon, ranging from chillingly cruel to surprisingly delightful.
Show Run Dates:
Guards at the Taj: February 1 – February 28, 2016
The Nether: April 4 – May 1, 2016
An Octoroon: May 30 – June 26, 2016