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Dawn Ursula (right) coaches Emily Townley (left) on how to properly balance her image in The Totalitarians.
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Dawn Ursula (right) coaches Emily Townley (left) on how to properly balance her image in The Totalitarians.

June 13-29: The Totalitarians

Wealthy housewife Penelope Easter is running for public office, but she’s not really sure what her platform is and she has a tendency to say the wrong thing. The campaign’s success rests on the shoulders and pen of Francine, an ambitious speechwriter who may have come up with the perfect patriotic slogan. So what if it doesn't really mean anything? “Freedom From Fear” might be her ticket out of Nebraska. Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Robert O’Hara, The Totalitarians is on stage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company through June 29.

June 13-14: An American Soldier

Washington National Opera presents the world premiere of An American Soldier tonight and tomorrow at The Kennedy Center. Composed by Huang Ruo and featuring lyrics by David Henry Hwang, the contemporary opera is based on the true story of Chinese-American Army Private Danny Chen, who took his own life in 2011 on his base in Afghanistan after being hazed by fellow soldiers.

Music: “Rockin’ In The Free World” by any song in the world

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