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Smoky scientist Victor DeNoble blows the whistle in Addiction Incorporated.
Addiction Incorporated
Smoky scientist Victor DeNoble blows the whistle in Addiction Incorporated.

(Feb. 7-19) Electile Dysfunction

Two thousand twelve stands to be a big year for politics and the District has its fair share of political theater, art and film to see you through it. Electile Dysfunction is showing at Northwest Washington's Theater J through the 19th. The musical satire stars a group of drag queens vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

(Feb. 6-26) Love, Politics & Scrabble

Alexandria's Del Rey Artisans has Love, Politics & Scrabble until the last weekend of February. Artists depict the various games people play throughout life, ranging from Monopoly to manipulation.

(Feb. 6-9) Addition Incorporated

For a political documentary Washington's E Street Cinema has Addiction Incorporated through Thursday. The film follows scientist and whistleblower Victor DeNoble through the 80s and 90s as he engineers a "safer cigarette" that ended up proving the addictive properties of nicotine.

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