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Past Events: Etcetera

  • The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company

    May 17 - 19, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    Last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2008 as part of the JAPAN: culture + hyperculture festival, the Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company brings three kyogen works.

  • Kabuki Dance by Bando Kotoji

    Fri., Mar. 23, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season

  • Peter Brook's Fragments

    Apr. 14 - 17, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    Revered director Peter Brook, returning to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 1973, brings together five short works by playwright Samuel Beckett for his theater collection, Fragments.

  • Ishara Puppet Theatre: Simple Dreams

    Mar. 19 - 20, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    See ordinary objects come to life in a charming and playful show that combines the essences of puppetry and imagination to create a visual poem on nature and the cycle of life.

  • DRUID: The Cripple of Inishmaan

    Feb. 8 - 12, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    Famed Irish theater company DRUID presents The Cripple of Inishmaan. Written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes, the play chronicles a Hollywood film crew's presence in a rural Irish town.

  • Traverse Theatre Company's Midsummer (A play with songs)

    Nov. 11 - 13, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Unflinching in its stare at the panic that hits everyone as they approach middle age, Midsummer is a "warm-hearted, beautifully sculpted musical romantic comedy" (The Scotsman).

  • One Small Step

    Nov. 6 - 7, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Two actors take you on an action-packed trip to the moon as they bring dozens of characters (41 to be exact) to life in One Small Step, a brilliantly inventive exploration of the space race. Part of ON THE FRINGE: Eye on Edinburgh. Age 7+

  • Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite

    Sat., Nov. 6, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    An unrestrained showcase of passion and ugly, Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite is a tribute to the days when it couldn't get any better than slow dancing and orange soda.

  • The Grubrag Ballad

    Sat., Nov. 6, 2010, 1:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    The Grubrag Ballad is an epic poem that tells the still-continuing story of the Grubrag's struggles in Atabar and his journey from outcast to enlightened soul.

  • Nine Years

    Nov. 4 - 5, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters bring together the experiences of a nine-year trip around the world on foot and bicycle in a funny and thoughtful 90-minute theatrical presentation.
     

  • Hard-Hearted Hannah and Other Stories

    Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Brighton-based Cartoon de Salvo cleverly mixes storytelling, improvisation, and live music, captivating audiences with its highly accessible and irreverently honest brand of theater.

  • A Life in Three Acts

    Oct. 28 - 30, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    The story of celebrated performer and key figure in Britain's post-war gay liberation struggle, Bette Bourne, A Life in Three Acts is more than a memoir. This solo performance by Bourne is a moving celebration of liberation.

  • Susurrus

    Oct. 28 - Nov. 7, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Audiences experience playwright David Leddy's subtly woven narrative intimately by listening to it on headphones in this unique audio play while following a mapped route through the grounds of the Kennedy Center.

  • Chekhov International Theatre Festival: Twelfth Night

    Oct. 22 - 23, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Chekhov International Theatre Festival presents its version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

  • Chekhov International Theatre Festival: Three Sisters

    Oct. 19 - 20, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Chekhov International Theatre Festival presents its exclusive North American premiere of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

  • Chekhov International Theatre Festival: Three Sisters

    Oct. 19 - 20, 2010
    2010-2011 Season
    Chekhov International Theatre Festival presents its exclusive North American premiere of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

  • DRUID: The Shadow of the Glen & The Playboy of the Western World

    Oct. 22 - 25, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Galway, Ireland's internationally acclaimed award-winning DRUID theater company presents two of Irish playwright John Millington Synge's greatest works.

  • Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Oct. 16 - 17, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    This dynamic company, renowned for its fusion of Australian indigenous culture with gestures of modern dance, brings one of its newest works, Awakenings.

  • the UnPOSSESSED - Double Edge Theatre

    Jun. 21 - 22, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Double Edge Theatre adapts Cervantes' classic novel Don Quixote, fusing its own intimate performance method with popular and circus arts, including aerial theater, shadow puppets, stilts, commedia dell'arte, and live original music.

  • ¡Gaytino! - A Remarkable Life Journey in Story and Song, starring Dan Guerrero

    Jun. 17 - 18, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    A father/son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship drive Dan Guerrero's one-man autobiographical play through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective.

  • William Kentridge's 9 Drawings for Projection

    Dec. 12 - 13, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Recorded by William Kentridge between 1989 and 2003, this series of nine short films follows the fictional story of iconic antihero Soho Eckstein, a wealthy South African mine owner, land developer, and cuckold.

  • Happy Days with Fiona Shaw - The National Theatre of Great Britain

    Nov. 23 - 29, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Fiona Shaw stars with Tim Potter in London's Royal National Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play that reflects the existential terror and wild humor of modern life.

  • Mariza

    Fri., Mar. 23, 2007, 7:30 PM
    2006-2007 Season
    The new face of Portuguese fado music comes to the Kennedy Center with her acoustic ensemble for one performance only.

  • The Tempest/La Tempête

    Mar. 22 - 24, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    Performed with virtual characters interacting with live actors, Shakespeare's powerful words are matched with an equally powerful storm--brought to life through spectacular multimedia effects.

  • Edward Scissorhands: Matthew Bourne and New Adventures

    Feb. 13 - 18, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The Tony-winning director and choreographer's company performs a magical new dance adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture.

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