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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 25

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The Welders, a playwrights' collective, presents its debut production, The Carolina Layaway Grail. Pictured from left to right are company members Renee Calarco, Bob Bartlett, Allyson Currin, Jojo Ruf, Caleen Sinnette Jennings and Gwydion Suilebhan.
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The Welders, a playwrights' collective, presents its debut production, The Carolina Layaway Grail. Pictured from left to right are company members Renee Calarco, Bob Bartlett, Allyson Currin, Jojo Ruf, Caleen Sinnette Jennings and Gwydion Suilebhan.

Mar. 25-Apr. 12: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad You can head to Gunston Arts Center in Arlington through April 12 to see American Century Theater’s production of Arthur Kopit’s classic farce Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad. Directed by Tyler Herman, the absurdist black comedy centers on a dysfunctional family led by the overbearing Madame Rosepettle, who travels to the Caribbean with her stuttering son and deceased husband in tow.

Mar. 25-Apr. 5: The Carolina Layaway Grail
You can see the world premiere of The Carolina Layaway Grail by D.C. playwright Allyson Currin at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast through April 5. The dark comedy follows Diana, who leaves the comfort of her country home in order to find her grandfather’s favorite shiny, glass globe, which he believes contains the voices of his dead ancestors.

Music: “That’s All Right Mama (Acoustic Instrumental)” by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

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