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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 13

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In Thunder Knocking on the Door, a mysterious stranger arrives in small-town Alabama with his guitar in hand, and an old wound on his mind.
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In Thunder Knocking on the Door, a mysterious stranger arrives in small-town Alabama with his guitar in hand, and an old wound on his mind.

May 13-Jun. 2: Gilgamesh
Constellation Theatre Company presents Gilgamesh by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and Chad Garcia. King Gilgamesh is part man and part god, but when the all-seeing immortals decide to take him down a few pegs, they send Enkidu, who toes the line between man and beast. After a fierce fight, the rivals become best friends and venture off to the Forbidden Forest. But when things don't go as planned, Gilgamesh embarks on a life-altering journey that takes him to Death's door and back again. You can check it out through June 2 at Source Theatre in Northwest.  

May 13-26: Thunder Knocking on the Door
You can see Thunder Knocking on the Door, a blues fairytale written by Keith Glover and directed by Stephen Gregory Smith. The musical follows a mysterious guitar-player who arrives in a small Alabama town with one thing in mind, to challenge the children of the only man who ever outplayed him. This Creative Cauldron production is on stage at ArtSpace Falls Church through May 26. 

Music: "Plum (instrumental)" by Eric Clapton 

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