Update: We have our winners. Next week we’re doing our popular Goldstar giveaway.
For this week’s giveaway, we have two pair of tickets to Aaron Posner’s District Merchants at Folger Theatre.
Love and litigation, deep passions, and predatory lending are taken to a new level in this uneasy comedy, which wades fearlessly into the endless complexities and contradictions of life in America. Set among the Black and Jewish populations of an imagined time and place-—simultaneously Shakespearean, post-Civil War Washington, DC, and today-—District Merchants is a remarkable tale of money, merchandise, and mercy brought to the stage by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner.
“An iconic play such as The Merchant of Venice, which deals with issues of power, prejudice, money, and mercy, seems ripe for an American re-imagining,” Posner said. “With District Merchants, I wanted to take these very same issues and bring them to the extreme pressures, complexities, and contradictions that these two very different and powerfully disenfranchised peoples faced during the tumultuous years of the American Experiment following the Civil War. I think it is a very American story—but also a universal one.”
The giveway: 2 pair of tickets for Friday, June 17 at 8pm
Where: Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Contest closes Friday, June 10 at 10:00 am
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 contestants’ favorite dining spots so far.
1st Stage: Chima, Sukara
Arena Stage: Jenny’s Fusion, Agua 301, Marsala Art
Folger: Barrel, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Ted’s Bulletin, Cafe Mozart, Mr. Henry’s
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, Momofuku
Lansburgh and Woolly Mammoth Theatres: Jaleo, District Chophouse, Oyamel, Rasika
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, Copperwood Tavern
Source: Amsterdam, Falafel, Bar Pilar, Doi Moi
Studio Theatre: The Pic, Matchbox and The Commissary, Bar Pilar, Milk Bar
Synetic Theater: Jaleo
Tantallon Community Theatre: Bangkok Garden
Washington Stage Guild: Mandu
WSC Avant Bard: China Chilcano
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