The Arsonists

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The world may be starting to burn, but George Betterman has it all under control. He’s a respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely the arsonists will spare him. As an upstanding citizen, he’s even happy to do his civic duty by opening his home to two new guests… but when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, will the fire hit too close to home?

Written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe. For Woolly’s incendiary take on Max Frisch’s classic comedy, artistic director Howard Shalwitz makes his long-awaited return to the Woolly stage, lighting the fuse on the theater’s 38th season.

Presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Show Type
Drama
Comedy
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $103

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Box Office Phone: 202-393-3939

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/05/2017 - 10/08/2017
Sunday 2:00pm7:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates
Cast
Performer Role
Howard Shalwitz
Bahni Turpin
Regina Aquino
Tim Getman
Kimberly Gilbert
Emily Townley
Peter Howard
Sue J Song
Akeem Davis
Jose J Perez
Production Personnel
Playwright
Max Frisch
Director
Michael John Garces
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Misha Kachman
Sound Designer
James Bigbee Garber
Movement for plays
Stacey Printz
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Composer
Chad Clarck
Projections/Media Designer
Jared Mezzocchi

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at 7th & E Streets. The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave.

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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