March 10, Winnie the Pooh & Friends
11:00am Winnie the Pooh & Friends
2190 Military Rd, Arlington, VA 22207
World Premiere! Followed by a post-performance meet-and-greet with the playwright, Judith Walsh White.
Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 6-12.
Beloved playwright Judith Walsh White adapts A. A. Milne’s timeless classic The House at Pooh Corner for Winnie the Pooh & Friends, a newly commissioned play with songs. Pooh’s pleasant routine gets bounced into chaos when the rambunctious Tigger shows up in the Hundred Acre Wood. Join Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, and more of the best-loved characters in childrens’ literature as they meet strangers, have adventures, and embark on the challenge of coming to know and accept each other despite their quirks and foibles.
March 17, Trojan Women with Barbara Wien
11:00am Trojan Women
The Forum – Georgetown Day High School
4200 Davenport ST NW, Washington DC 20016
Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Free parking in the lot next door (formerly the Safeway parking lot)
Trojan Women is widely considered history’s oldest existing anti-war play, as well as one of literature’s greatest tragedies, depicting the suffering and enslavement of women surviving the destruction of Troy.
Ten years of battle at the walls of Troy end with the disappearance of the Greek armies and the appearance of a gift, a wooden horse, pregnant with soldiers. The Trojans invite their destruction behind their impenetrable wall. In the aftermath of the ensuing bloodbath, a succession of powerful speeches by the captive women places cogent ideas about war in the mouths of female characters.
Followed by a post-performance discussion with AU Professor in International Service, Peace and Gender Equity Barbara Wien. Professor Wien has worked to end human rights abuses, violence and war. She is a practitioner-scholar with extensive knowledge of sustainable peace agreements and best practices in ending gender-based violence. Her many credits include working for the US Institute for Peace and leading V-Day, the organization founded by Tony Award-winning actress and playwright Eve Ensler to end violence against women.