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Theatre Show - The Totalitarians!!

*** It's a great day to see a show! See you tonight! ***

UPDATE #4: There are still 2 spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 3 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash.


UPDATE #3: Just a reminder, I'll be the one with a red kayak / ACK flag (12"x12" in size) in the downstairs lobby at 7pm! Once I check you in, I will give you your tickets. Please be ON TIME. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. See you there!


UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $55. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $45 to $55 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. June 22nd (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. June 15th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the Paypal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). I hope to see you there!

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Let's get together for drinks and a show!

We'll get together for a drink or two at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre bar before the show, and then go see The Totalitarians. If you're a fan of Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and "The Daily Show," you don't want to miss this! This high-energy farce exposes just how vacuous and absurd our political language has become. This world premiere marks the return to Woolly Mammoth one of their favorite playwrights, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of the acclaimed international hit, Boom. His newest work is an outrageous comic dissection of our American passion for vapid, misleading, and overheated rhetoric. The freight-train plot focuses on a speechwriter, her doctor husband, and a hot new candidate for public office in Nebraska. But the play’s deeper subject is the connection between the secret lies told in the bedroom and the public lies told on the stump. Woolly is delighted to welcome back one of their brainiest and most fearless writers—with his most dizzying concoction ever.


• "UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY. It’s literate, coarse, thoughtful, sweet, scabrously inappropriate, wracked by existential anxiety, and wonderfully humane…this is one end-of-the-world story that’s likely to leave you grinning from ear to ear." – City Paper

• "FUN, WITTY, and very INNOVATIVE… this excellent play is fascinating to watch." – Metro Weekly

• "GRANDLY WACKED-OUT apocalypse fantasy… BOOM, indeed." – Washington Post

I scored us front row (or close to front row) seats (!), got us each a drink ticket at their bar, as well as backstage passes after the show to hang out with the actors / artists! Our front row tickets are ordinarily priced at $72 (with fees) just by themselves (without all the extras). We've got an early bird special for this event of only $45! The first 20 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. June 1st (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $55. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting.

Please be aware your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment. Further, you must make payment by the early bird deadline to qualify for the early bird price.

I will give everyone their tickets at the venue on the day of the event at the start time. I'll be the one with the red kayak / ACK flag (12"x12" in size)!

See you there!

- J.T.

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Metro and Parking

The closest Metro is Archives (Green / Yellow lines). I suggest Metro / cabbing if you can. I also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy & Ticket Resell

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer an email through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

Special Needs

If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate. If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!

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  • Karla

    We're also running late but will be there by 7:30. Sorry. If you get tired of waiting, can you leave my two tickets at the bar?

    June 27, 2014

    • Stephanie

      We'll be at the bar area til 8, so you're safe!

      June 27, 2014

  • Stephanie

    I'm running late! Should be there at 7:10. Is that okay??

    June 27, 2014

  • drew

    Are there any more early bird specials? Also if anyone wants to carpool from Alexandria area I can drive and we can split parking!

    June 19, 2014

    • J.T. [20s & 30s Going Out G.

      Hi Drew theee are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $45 to $55 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. June 22nd (whichever comes first).

      1 · June 20, 2014

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    A former member

    An awesome way to get into that DC kick is to go see a satirical play on its politics! Gonna be fun!

    June 8, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Theatre Show - The Totalitarians!!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you can't attend. Send us an email with who will take your spot

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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