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Our upcoming events are listed below:


The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
Theatre Lovett presents
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
by Finegan Kruckemeyer
directed by Lynne Parker
performed by Louis Lovett

Dublin’s award-winning Theatre Lovett presents Irish storytelling with a modern twist in The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly. Peggy O’Hegarty sings with the voice of an angel—a grossly unfortunate angel, who can’t sing at all. One day work stops working and Peggy steps outside to find that everyone in her city has gone! Ingenious performer Louis Lovett leads the audience on an untamed adventure that crosses snowy lands and wild seas as Peggy desperately tries to save the day.

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
RUNNING TIME: 70 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

“**** [4 stars] A tremendously entertaining show!” – The Guardian (UK)



Peter Sellars

The City of Conversation
The City of Conversation
by Anthony Giardina

The City of Conversation, first seen at Lincoln Center, promises to be the talk of the campaign season. Savvy Hester Ferris is the doyenne of Georgetown dinner parties whose influence in liberal politics is legendary. But when her son suddenly turns up with a Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending her cause.

"A juicy, funny and terrific new play." - The New York Times


The Intimidation Game
The Intimidation Game
Tickets are $30 and $20

The Wallis is proud to partner with The Miracle Project to present “The Intimidation Game,” an original anti-bullying musical. This fully inclusive, program features young adults with and without autism and other disabilities in the performance. Inspired by the personal stories of the participants, the show is about the challenges facing the new student as he tries to find his way in a high school full of cliques and quick judgments about who fits in and who doesn’t. The musical aims to help others understand autism and neurological differences and to teach tolerance, compassion, inclusion, and anti-bullying. Funding provided in part by a generous grant from the Madeline and Mandell H. Berman Foundation.


Seedfolks
Seedfolks
Children’s Theatre Company’s
Seedfolks Adapted from the book by Paul Fleischman
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Featuring Sonja Parks

Newbery Medal-winner Paul Fleischman’s Seedfolks comes to life in a raw, inspiring story you’ll never forget. Thirteen very different voices—old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted and hopeful—tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8+
RUNNING TIME: 60 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

“Tells the tale of healing and restoration with agility, empathy and a whole lot of heart.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune



Barbara Boxer
ARTS & IDEAS: CONVERSATIONS AT THE WALLIS The Wallis and Writers Bloc present BARBARA BOXER with Paula Poundstone

In partnership with Writers Bloc, The Wallis’ popular Arts & Ideas series continues with Senator Barbara Boxer in conversation with Paula Poundstone. Since 1992, Barbara Boxer has stood for progressive politics in the U.S. Senate. She has been a steadfast advocate for women’s rights, environmental protection, and healthcare. In The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, her new memoir about her decades in politics representing California’s interests in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Senator Boxer unveils her weaknesses and reminds us of her great strength as a pioneer in Washington. She takes us back to her involvement in significant political struggles, including the Clarence Thomas hearings to Iraq, with environmental challenges such as climate change front and center. Sometimes she’s won, and often she has lost. But she proves that by speaking up and speaking out, doing the right thing matters.
The Senate is indeed a perplexing place, and although it has its shining moments, it is not really what we would call hilarious. But Paula Poundstone is. Comedy Central ranks her as one of the best American comedians of all time, and she is a member of the Comedy Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to host the Washington Press Club dinner, and is the spokesperson for the esteemed American Library Association. She’s had comedy specials on HBO and Bravo, has appeared regularly on late night television. You can catch her comedy acts all over the country, and hear her on NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.”
Tickets: $59 & $49 (ticket price includes a copy of Barbara Boxer’s book The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life.


Hershey Felder
Hershey Felder