Ian Allen Founds New Theater Company: ‘The Klunch’ and Announces 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ 12/3-19th

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH”

Klunch_logoA NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE
FIRST PRODUCTION TO BE THE DC PREMIERE OF

ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD
AT DC ARTS CENTER, DEC 3-19
PRESS PERFORMANCES
Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm

“Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the state of mind of someone who’s become totally engrossed in something like Facebook, Netflix, or Call of Duty. Now, a collective of acclaimed DC theater artists have come together to form The Klunch, a new production company with a mission to create work that will elicit the same intense response from their audience.

Artistic Director Ian Allen.

Artistic Director Ian Allen.

Led by iconoclastic Cherry Red Productions co-founder and artistic director, Ian Allen, producers Kate Debelack, Pete Miller, Sara Cormeny, and Literary Manager Anton Dudley, The Klunch’s company is made up of a thrillingly diverse assemblage of performers, playwrights, directors, and designers. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Kathleen Akerley, Joe Banno, Paul Donnelly, Christopher Henley, Wendy MacLeod, Andrea Thome and more. View the full list at http://www.theklunch.com/about.

The Klunch will make its debut with the DC premiere of George is Dead, a 2013 play by comedy legend Elaine May. A true writer’s writer, with a decades-long stage and film career that includes multiple Academy Award nominations (Primary Colors,

Heaven Can Wait), Allen adds that “May’s bracingly dark humor and timelessly hip sensibility are a perfect storm. The perfect way to kick things off.”

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George is Dead

Carla’s holidays take an unexpected turn when her mother’s zillionairess former employer, Doreen, shows up in the dead of night to announce the sudden passing of her husband. But tensions mount and sympathies fade as Carla is reminded that Doreen could, quite possibly, be the most annoying asshole on Earth.

Written by Elaine May. Directed by Ian Allen. Starring Catherine Aselford, Fiona Blackshaw, Alex Diaz-Ferguson, Tom Neubauer, Mark Osele, Mary Suib, and John Tweel. Costumes by Rhonda Key and Jennifer Tardiff- Beale. Set and Lights by David C. Ghatan. Sound by Lucas Zarwell. Stage Management by Amanda Williams.

WHEN:

Dec 3-19, 2015

Thu Dec 3, 7:30 pm
Fri Dec 4, 7:30 pm
Sat Dec 5, 7:30 pm – Press Performance
Sun Dec 6, 3:00 pm – Press Performance
Thu Dec 10, 7:30 pm
Fri Dec 11, 7:30 pm
Sat Dec 12, 7:30 pm
Sat Dec 12, 10:00 pm
Sun Dec 13, 3:00 pm
Wed Dec 16, 7:30 pm
Thu Dec 17, 7:30 pm
Fri Dec 18, 7:30 pm
Fri Dec 18, 10:00 pm
Sat Dec 19, 7:30 pm
Sat Dec 19, 10:00 pm

Running Time: 60 minutes

WHERE:

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St., NW
(202) 462-7833

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TICKETS:

Available online, or at the DCAC box office
General Admission by section: $25 standard, $35 premium, and $75 supporter.

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