Woolly Mammoth continues to bring cutting edge theater to DC, and today only, you can see their newest show, Kiss, for whatever you wish to pay! The fantastic Pay What You Can returns tonight as a way to introduce the show to DC’s more economical theater-goers. Show up early (sales begin at 6pm) to reserve your ticket!
A standing double-date quickly becomes a hilarious farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But is anything really what it seems to be? An intense, furtive video chat with what might be an exiled author, living on the run while escaping persecution, slowly upends both their world and ours. Can we recover what’s been lost in translation?
This U.S. premiere by Chile’s most acclaimed playwright-director of the last two decades (LA Times) is a disquieting exploration of the limitations of art in grappling with the suffocating effects of an oppressive regime. Politically charged and emotionally urgent, it dares us to question whether we can truly understand other cultures because just when we think we get Kiss, it gets us instead.
GUILLERMO CALDERÓN (Playwright) is one of Chile’s foremost contemporary theatre artists. His plays—all of which have toured internationally—include Escuela (The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Yale Rep’s No Boundries), Kiss(Woolly Mammoth, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus), Villa (Play Company), Neva (The Public, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group), Diciembre (The Public’s Under the Radar Festival). Festival stops have included The Buenos Aires International Theatre Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Chekhov Festival in Moscow, Iberoamerica Theatre Festival in Spain, TeatroStageFest, Vienna Theatre Festival, World Theatre Festival in Brussels, and RADAR L.A., accompanied by the 2011 TCG conference. His films include Neruda (Director’s Fortnight Selection 2016), The Club (2015 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film, 2015 Berlin Grand Jury Prize), and Violeta (she went to heaven) (Sundance 2012 World Cinema Jury Prize winner).