Update: We have a winner. Look for another great giveaway coming soon.
For this week’s giveaway, we have a pair of tickets to Woolly Mammoth’s season closer An Octoroon by award winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
A plantation on the brink of foreclosure. A young gentleman falling for the part-black daughter of the estate’s owner. An evil swindler plotting to buy her for himself. Meanwhile, the slaves are trying to keep things drama-free, because everybody else is acting crazy.
An incendiary adaptation that the New York Post called “entertainingly demented,” An Octoroon riffs on a 19th century melodrama that helped shape the debate around the abolition of slavery. Part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger, it’s a provocative challenge to the racial pigeonholing of 1859—and of today.
You may remember Appropriate which Woolly produced in 2013. An Octoroon won a joint Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2014. The following year, Jacobs-Jenkins won the Steinberg Playwrights Award, and in 2016 he won the PEN/Laura Pels Award for Emerging American Playwright and Yale’s Windham-Campbell Prize. His new play Gloria was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The giveway: 1 pair of tickets for any performance June 1 – 19.
Where: Woolly Mammoth Theatre
641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Contest closes Thursday, May 26 at 5:00pm
Here’s how to enter:
- Answer our giveaway question in the comments section below. We’ve enjoyed your answers from previous contest so much, we’re reprising it: (if you’ve already told us ALL your favorite dining spots in previous contests, it’s okay to enter them again.)
2. How we choose the winner:
The winner will be chosen in a scientifically random drawing held Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 pm. We will contact the winner by email. If we don’t receive a response by midnight on May 19, another entry will be chosen.
We’ll announce the winner on this post and give a clue about next week’s giveaway.
When I’m going to ___________ (name of theatre), my favorite restaurant is _____________.
Our contestant’s favorite dining spots so far.
1st Stage: Chima, Sukara
Arena Stage: Jenny’s Fusion
Folger: Barrel, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Ted’s Bulletin, Cafe Mozart
Forum Theatre: 8407 Kitchen Bar
Gunston Theatre II: Tazza Kitchen
H Street (Atlas Arts and Capital Fringe): Ocopa, Toki Underground
Keegan Theatre: Floriana
The Kennedy Center: Campano, District Commons, Bodega
Sidney Harman Hall: Rasiky
Lansburgh and Woolly Mammoth Theatres: Jaleo, District Chophouse, Oyamel
The National: Elephant and Castle, Hamilton, Milk Bar, Momofuku, Del Frisco’s Grill
Olney Theatre Center: Great Sage, Ricciuti’s, Sol Azteca, Mannequin Pis
Round House Theatre: Woodmont Grill
Signature Theatre: Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub, Carlyle Grand Cafe, Busboys and Poets, Guapos
Source: Amsterdam, Falafel, Bar Pilar, Doi Moi
Studio Theatre: The Pic, Matchbox and The Commissary, Bar Pilar, Milk Bar
Synetic Theater: Jaleo
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