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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - Defy convention

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

THE K OF D, an urban legend

by Laura Schellhardt
directed by John Vreeke

featuring company member Kimberly Gilbert

World Premiere
January 16 – February 10, 2008

In the Melton Rehearsal Hall

Appropriate for ages 16 and up.


PLEASE NOTE: There is no late seating for this show...

Due to the configuration of the performance space, LATE SEATING WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR THIS SHOW. The performance will begin promptly at 8pm — please plan your visit accordingly. Information about nearby parking garages and Metro stops is available here.

OverviewWho's whoSchedule and PricesDirections & Parking

About the Show:

Woolly company member Kimberly Gilbert (Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis) brings an entire town to vivid life in this riveting supernatural fable. After a reckless driver kills her twin brother, young Charlotte McGraw becomes a fascination to others when it appears she has received an eerie power from his dying kiss. Gilbert delivers a dazzling tour de force performance in this world premiere.

“DYNAMIC…a tour de force…Gilbert is understated yet MAGNETIC…sheer storytelling pleasure”
The Washington Post

“Gilbert shimmeringly portrays all 12 characters with protean ease…director Vreeke makes the language dance like water beads on a hot skillet”
The Washington Times

“brilliantly captured by a single actor…[Gilbert] brings passion & honesty to her town full of characters…
a beautifully crafted script”
DC Theatre Scene

“a spooky, richly-layered mystery…as much a triumph of staging, tone and mood as it is of story…[Gilbert is] one of DC’s most prodigious onstage talents”
DCist.org


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Who's Who

PLAYWRIGHT

LAURA SCHELLHARDT

LAURA SCHELLHARDT received her MFA in playwriting from Brown University under the direction of Paula Vogel. Her plays have been produced in New York (SPF, The Hangar), Washington, DC (The Kennedy Center), Seattle (ACT, Seattle Repertory Theatre), Chicago (Northlight Theatre, Citadel Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, Serendipity Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop), Providence (Trinity Repertory Company, Brown University), Minneapolis (Theatre Limina), North Carolina (Center for Performing Arts), and Provincetown, Massachusetts (Provincetown Theatre Company, Provincetown Rep). Original works include THE K OF D, THE CHAIR, COURTING VAMPIRES, SHAPESHIFTER, THE OUTFIT (Jeff Award Nominee), INHERITANCE, JE NE SAIS QUOI, and SEARCHING FOR LOCHNESS. Adaptations include THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK, and CREOLE FOLKTALES. She is a 2007-08 Jerome Playwriting Fellow, a recipient of the New Play Award from ACT in Seattle, a 2005 Dramatist Guild Playwriting Fellow; she also participated in the 2006 SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab. THE K OF D was workshopped as part of the 2006 O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference and will be produced by Woolly Mammoth in winter of 2008. Her play, THE CHAIR, will receive a workshop at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence as part of the 2007-8 TCG Playwriting Residency. She is also the author of “Screenwriting for Dummies.” Laura currently teaches playwriting at Northwestern University, and is the director of Northlight Theatre’s education academy.

CAST

KIMBERLY GILBERT

KIMBERLY GILBERT is one of Woolly Mammoth's newest company members. She has been seen in Woolly's Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis (Helen Hayes nomination), Big Death & Little Death, and Cooking With Elvis. Other DC credits include: Let X with Taffety Punk Theatre Company, A Light In The Storm at The Kennedy Center, Othello at the Folger Theatre, By Tooth Or By Tongue at Source Theatre and Antony and Cleopatra at Washington Shakespeare Company. Kimberly is a graduate of the 2001 class of The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting.

 

Schedule & Prices

 

January/February
S M T W T F S

13


14

 

15

 

16

8pm
PWYC


17

8pm

18

8pm
Club Woolly

19

8pm

20

7pm

21
22

23

 

24

8pm

25

8pm

26

8pm

27


7pm

28
29

30

 

31

8pm

Feb 1

8pm

2

8pm

3


7pm

4
5
6
7


8pm

8

8pm
9

8pm

10


7pm

           

 

General Admission:

  • Regular price: $18
  • Ages 25 and under / Subscribers: $15
  • PLEASE NOTE: there is no late seating for this production

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Directions & Parking

Address:

641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


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Nearby landmarks:


Woolly Mammoth is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on D Street between Oyamel and Rasika restaurants, around the corner from TicketPlace, and down the street from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh theatre. We are two blocks north of the National Archives and National Gallery of Art and two blocks south of the Verizon Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery.

Metro

  • Take the Yellow or Green line to Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. Get off at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue, walk up 7th Street about a block, turn right on D Street, and you will see us.
  • Take the Red, Yellow, or Green lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown. Get off at the 7th and F Street exit, walk two blocks down 7th Street (toward The National Museum of Crime and Punishment), and turn left onto D Street, you will see us immediately on your left.
  • Check train schedules here

Metrobus

  • The 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at the corner of 7th Street and E Street. Get off of the bus, walk south on 7th Street (toward Jaleo), continue 1 block and turn left on D Street, we are immediately on your left.
  • The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave. Head north on 7th Street toward Indiana Ave. (you will see the Metro stop for Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter-Gallery Place). Walk about 2 blocks and turn right onto D Street, we are on the left.
  • Not all of these buses have the same route for both directions, so please use WMATA's Trip Planner here.

Parking


There is limited metered street parking in the Penn Quarter near Woolly Mammoth, in addition to the following parking garages:

  • LAZ, 325 7th St. NW (entrance is on D Street, directly across from the theatre). Open late during Woolly productions, $10 evening rate when you mention you’re going to Woolly.
    Mobility-impaired patrons, please be aware: LAZ shuts off its elevators on the weekends. Mobility-impaired patrons who wish to use this garage should ask the attendant to park their car in the garage for them. Other options include the Interpark garage at 616 E St. NW which offers an elevator that lets out onto 7th St. opposite The Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Interpark, 616 E St NW. Open until 11pm Sunday - Friday and 1am Saturday, $9/hour (maximum $20).
  • Interpark Liberty Place, 325 7th St. NW. Open late during Woolly productions.
  • Colonial Parking, 601 Pennsylvania Ave (entrance at 6th & C). Open until midnight Monday - Saturday and until 11 pm Sunday, $10 flat evening and weekend rate.*

Garage prices and hours subject to change without notice

Driving Directions


From Virginia via I-395: When crossing the river bear left towards the 14th Street exit. Follow 14th Street, until Constitution Avenue and take a right. Turn left on 6th Street and another left onto D Street NW. (Note, earlier directions indicated the 12th Street Exit, which is currently closed for construction.)

From Virginia via I-66: Take I-66 into the District when it becomes US-50. Turn left onto 7th St NW. Turn right onto D St NW.

From Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac and points west: Reach Wisconsin Ave., NW via either Interstate 270 and River Road or Rockville Pike (which becomes Wisconsin Ave.) Remain on Wisconsin Ave. until reaching Massachusetts Ave., NW just south of the National Cathedral. Take Massachusetts all the way to 9th St. Turn right on 9th. Turn left on D St.

From Rt. 50, Baltimore and points east: Reach New York Ave., NE via either Rt. 50, I95 or the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Remain on New York Ave. all the way downtown to 6th St., NW. Turn left on 6th St. Turn right on D St.

 

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One woman.
Fifteen characters.
Whoa!

Check out Kimberly Gilbert's blog as she puts together The K of D...


photos by Stan Barouh

 

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