Opening Night of Happenstance Theater's 'BAROCOCO'
“Polished to an aristocratic shine…” – Washington Post
“A pastel of frothy fun…had the audience howling…” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
“A feast of physical comedy…timeless entertainment…” – DC Theatre Scene
“This is one high-quality costume drama…The final moments of the show perfectly marry both physical comedy and political tragedy in a way only an established Washington-based company can.” – Washington City Paper
In this collaboratively devised ensemble work, Happenstance Theater portrays oblivious entitlement on the brink of extinction. We take a physical comedy dive into the late Baroque. We flaunt 18th century finery, wigs, panniers, gestural styling, elaborate ornamentation and the excesses of Rococo. We navigate the dangerous curves of manners and the Age of Enlightenment from the exquisite to the revolting. What fun we will have puncturing one percent pomposity!
Featuring Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Gwen Grastorf, Caleb Jaster, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, and Alex Vernon.
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