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"She STOOPS to CONQUER" Theatre Performance

She Stoops to Conquer
(What a title!) by Oliver Goldsmith, Directed by Annemarie T. Saunders

She Stoops to Conquer is a play that parodies extremes. At one end, a love of material elegance, sophistication, and excess; at the other, the appreciation of the simple albeit plain or even base country life. In the end, a balance between the two must be found for the characters to achieve happiness. The idea of battling extremes is particularly resonant in Washington D.C.’s political and social culture today. In recent years, radicalism in political parties has brought government to a screeching halt. Gentrification continues to push the middle class and poor further out of the city limits and rearrange the social and cultural geographies of the capital.

Director AnnMarie T. Saunders, renowned Washington D.C. theatre scholar, sets this production in the city of Washington in the early 1820s, a time of equally polarizing cultural influences. A British Restoration comedy, She Stoops to Conquer was extremely popular with American audiences in the early 19th Century likely because of its resonance with local contemporary culture. The divide between intellectual elitism and the “common man” was epitomized in the Andrew Jackson’s election to the Presidency in 1828. Drawing historical parallels between our productions and our contemporary place and time, Pallas’s production of She Stoops to Conquer promises to be both hilarious and thought-provoking!

COST: This is their Pay What You Can Night. Tickets to this show are usually $20 so pay what ya can.... accordingly :) #supportthearts

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  • Atl2DC

    Hey ladies I'm sorry I won't make it tonight. I'm still at work:(

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm wearing royal blue leggings and purple shirt. 10 mins away on foot.

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ladies, I just contacted the Director of the Anacostia Arts Center. I pointed out that their website says 2 events are going on simultaneously in the space and inquired if that was a typographical error. She is going to update me on what day is their Pay What You Can Night. Will keep you posted when I hear back from her.

    1 · April 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      .........And the answer is, both events are going on The venue has several rooms so this will be going on in the theatre and the music will be at the entrance where they hold musical performances.

      May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    PS- I WILL BE THERE FROM 6:15/ 6:30pm FOR THEIR FREE YOGA CLASS AND THEIR EXERCISE CLASS. THEY ALSO HAVE ZUMBA, HAND DANCING, AND AN ASSORTMENT OF OTHER CLASSES FOR FREE TO $5 HELD AT THE VENUE. GO TO http://communitywellnesscollective.com/schedule FOR MORE INFORMATION.

    April 23, 2014

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