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Day Trip - Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV)
Busboys and Poets
Washington, DC
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Day Trip - Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV)
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the banks of the Potomac River, the Contemporary American Theater Festival is a haven for discovery and inspiration.

Join us on a day trip to Shepherdstown, West Virginia and  enjoy two featured plays: Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and White People by J.T. Rogers. A discussion will follow each production.    

WHITE PEOPLE ~ What does it mean to be a white American? What does it mean for any American to live in a country that is not the one you were promised? WHITE PEOPLE by J.T. Rogers is a controversial and darkly funny play about the lives of three ordinary Americans placed under the spotlight. WHITE PEOPLE is a candid, brutally honest meditation on race and language in our culture.

LIDLESS ~ Fifteen years after being released from Guantanamo Bay, Bashir walks into the shop of Alice, his former U.S. interrogator. He's tracked Alice down and wants her to know the emotional and spiritual pain she inflicted upon him. Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig delivers an extraordinary portrayal of one woman's experience with the "War on Terror" and her struggle to find peace and healing.

Shepherdstown, West Virginia is the destination for adventurous theater goers seeking the boldest new plays in America.  Your ticket includes admission to BOTH plays and round trip transportation from Busboys and Poets (14th & V, NW DC) to West Virginia.

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Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

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