One block west of the main drag through Eastern Market, in the cozy Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the aptly named troupe We Happy Few has an amusing, engaging winner of a show with their take on Shakespeare’s underappreciated action adventure comedy Pericles, Prince of Tyre.
Imagine if the comedy from a charismatic SNL sketch was intertwined with poignant writing from the Spanish Golden Age of theatre. The result: The Dog in the Manger. This sparky rendition of Lope De Vega’s 17th century play blends meta jokes, farce, and societal reflections to create a mixture of stimulative fun.
Hey Theatre Fam! Jon Jon back, after seeking out some of the talented and friendly company members of We Happy Few. These frequent collaborators are presenting their latest offering, The Dog in the Manger, opening next week.
You would expect a company which derives its name from a speech in Henry V to do a good job with the play itself, and by and large We Happy Few acquits itself well. But there are shortcomings in both the concept and the execution, and they prevent the production, now running in the Capitol […]
Chalk opens amid chaos one Easter Sunday during a revolt that culminates in hangings and fires. In the middle of it all, palace guard Peter Sedovski (Jon Reynolds) places a cross around the neck of kitchen maid Alma Novak (Natasha Gallop) as a marriage proposal before each flees on differing quests.
If you’re too ADHD to make a habit of seeing Shakespeare on the stage, there’s now a special show for you. The We Happy Few DC theatre company has bought a rollicking, movement-based, celestial liquor-filled 90 minute version of The Tempest to The Shop at Fort Fringe. The actors wear simple, tight-fitting costumes, there’s original […]