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Lewis Black One-Act Plays

~~Comedian Lewis Black is famous for his outrageous-though-intellectual comedy, as frequently seen on the Daily Show and various Grammy-winning performances, but it's getting around that he has also written more than 40 plays.

~~Back in the last century, Lewis dreamt of being a playwright, so he left his boyhood home in Silver Spring, Md., and enrolled in the drama-writing program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was off to an ominous start.

“Three weeks after I arrived at school, the head of the drama department dropped dead,” he says in his autobiography “Nothing's Sacred.” But he went on to a prolific writing binge, including his full-length “One Slight Hitch,” which has been recently published, and had several successful and well-reviewed runs around the country in the past year or so.

Now, the professional theater, Falls Church-based Zemfira Stage, is mounting three of his short ones. Those familiar with Lewis's stand-up may find the plays a little surprising. They tend to be rather avant-garde, maybe even surreal. But they are funny, even though they have dark elements.

The plays, directed by Zina Bleck, are “L.A. Freewheeling,” “The Outer Banks” and “Crossing the Crab Nebula.”

~~The attached photo by director Zina Bleck is from a rehearsal of “Crossing the Crab Nebula” features actors (left to right) Alex Avila, Tonya Duncan and Larry Keeling.

 

Categories: Arts, Theater

Event Venue

James Lee Community Center

2855-A Annandale Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, January 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, January 31, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
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