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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 18

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Tom Murphy's explorations of Irish emigration are staged at The Kennedy Center this week.
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Tom Murphy's explorations of Irish emigration are staged at The Kennedy Center this week.

(Oct. 18-27) Oxford, Cambridge, Hormones

You know it’s a good time for theater when The History Boys, Tom Murphy, and Edgar Allen Poe are in town. Georgetown University’s Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society opens Alan Bennett’s The History Boys at Poulton Hall today. A group of clever and rowdy boys in Northern England study for acceptance into Oxford and Cambridge under an eccentric mainstay and a young maverick. Along the way, they battle hormones, history, and peer pressure while questioning the value of an education.

(Oct. 18-19) Crossing the Pond

The Kennedy Center stages Tom Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark tonight and Famine tomorrow night. The words of one of Ireland’s most respected living dramatists tell the story of Irish emigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on those who went and those who were left behind.

(Oct. 18-Nov. 25) Completely Fictional or Utterly True?

The morbid life and mysterious final days of Edgar Allan Poe are recounted in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, showing at Baltimore’s Center Stage through late November. The production is part madcap vaudeville, part touching examination of artistic inspiration.

Music: "Line By Line" by The Walkmen


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