Monday, March 1, 2010

Intersections roars through second weekend, final weekend approaches

The second weekend of Intersections was a great success with lots more people new to the Atlas making their inaugural visits to our great, local theater. Both Speakeasy performances were sold out.

For next weekend -- the final weekend of the festival -- Kathlen Gonzalez has added two more performances of Bridge of Bodies on Saturday night and Sunday evening.

Actor Joe Morton will be reading from a Percival Everett story for a recording of the NPR show Selected Shorts. He was in Terminator 2 and featured in television shows, including The Good Wife.

There will be late night dance parties, Friday with hip hop troupe DCypher, and Saturday with Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon.

Folk singer Tom Chapin perfoms Sunday at 7:30 with St Augustine's gospel choir and children from the local Two Rivers Public Charter School.

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A preview of next weekend from Jane Lang, Chair of the Atlas Board of Directors, is reproduced below:
Friday Night, March 5: At 5 pm, see the movie The Prep School Negro On the Atlas's BEAUTIFUL NEW MOVIE SCREEN! and participate in the discussion that follows. ($20 adults, $5 students). There's a cafe concert (free) with a wonderful jazz singer, Lulu Falls at 6:30. Then choose hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon (a Strathmore artist in residence) or the Savoyards' performance of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha (The music is beautiful).($35/40) Still time to check out DCypher Dance, a hip hop dance band at 9:30 pm.($15)

Saturday, March 6: At 2 pm, the Children's Chorus of Washington performs with the Chinese-American Glorystar Children's Chorus -- both are about to go on tour! ($10) When you emerge, watch artist Kevin Reese create a mobile for INTERSECTIONS in the lobby. (Free) At 5 pm, Broadway and TV star Joe Morton will be there from NY with Isaiah Sheffer to read Selected Shorts (broadcast nationwide on NPR stations) -- the selected stories are very funny. Tickets are $18. Then you can choose between Imani at 7:30 -- a singer dubbed "the answer to jazz fans' prayers" ($15) and Treemonisha at 8 pm ($35/40).

Sunday, March 7: At 2:30 pm, Arena Stage's Voices of Now Mentor Ensemble presents a very moving, well-directed piece developed by these 12 teens who have participated in the Arena program for years.($5) At 3:30, a string ensemble from The President's Own US Marine Chamber Orchestra performs -- and at 6 pm there's a free blue grass concert. Then, at 7:30 pm, a hard choice between legendary folksinger Tom Chapin (joined by the gospel choir from St. Augustine's) performing songs of the civil rights movement ($20) and Act One of a new musical by David Toney and Chris Youstra (playwright and music director of the opening show of the Atlas, Coming Home) that resets King Lear in the deep south. This is a work in progress that will be very exciting. ($10). And the closing party (including hors d'oeuvres and one free drink -- you can buy more!) features Sidwell Friends Upper School Jazz Ensemble, starting at 8:30 pm ($20).

Kathleen Gonzalez is also extending her one-woman show, The Bridge of Bodies -- her moving story as a Haitian immigrant -- check on the times. Tickets are $15, with proceeds going to Haitian earthquake victim relief.

Also, while there, see the exhibit of the paintings of Jose Allen, a Salvadoran painter in the naive style (prints and originals for sale, with a commission to the Atlas!), and the exhibit of works by art students at Cardozo HS and Sidwell Friends US.

Please go on line at and order your tickets today -- or call the box office at 202 399 7993 ext.2.

1 comment:

  1. I heard LuLu Falls singing last weekend. What a beautiful voice she has! This festival has been awesome.