In times of pain, needless violence, and gunshots, glimpses of circus-like brilliance and pathos carry us to different (and more whimsical) dimensions. Impossible! A Happenstance Circus performed by Happenstance Theater at Round House Theatre entertains, sneaks up on you, and snaps you awake.
Happenstance Theater’s 4th Annual All-New Cabaret Macabre is an absolutely lovely show for this time of the year: a little spooky, a lot of whimsy, and plenty of morbid humor to keep you laughing throughout the evening of their brand new and fan favorite vaudeville sketches.
City life. Loud by nature, fervent, frantic, propelled forward by work, traffic, hustle. This cycle doesn’t always allow time for reflection on the cycle itself. But Happenstance Theatre’s Vanitas, now playing at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, is currently giving audiences the gift of pause.
The third annual Cabaret Macabre offers audiences an inventive walk on the weird side of life, just in time for Halloween. In an evening of eerie Victorian mishaps, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, and the creative bunch at Happenstance Theater push the bounds of live theater with off-the-wall characters, creepy music, and gracefully choreographed madness.
Shakespeare Theatre Company is accepting registration for two classes being taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, who together create original stylized works as Happenstance Theater.
Happenstance Theatre’s The Seven Ages of Mime plies the ancient art in an hour of poetic silence, laugh-out-loud slapstick and historical storytelling.
Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell
delivers in both senses of the word, taking playgoers on a wild and enchanting ride through the vast and venerable history of the original performance art.
The clown team in Happenstance Theater’s whimsical Look Out Below! holds sway over the audience with gleeful slapstick, graceful acrobatic feats, and emotional musical interludes.
FarFar Oasis is more a series of far-out nightclub acts than a play. But the mimetic artistry of Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, the creative team behind Happenstance Theater, make it worth the trek to Mecca. Jaster, the master of poetic gestures, is a jester who can take us anywhere.