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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 14

Ronald Komara, Carina Nebula
Photo courtesy of BlackRock Center for the Arts
Ronald Komara, Carina Nebula

August 14-31: Pol Pot & Associates, LLP

Longacre Lea presents the world premiere of Pol Pot & Associates, LLP, a dark comedy by the company's artistic director Kathleen Akerley. Set in a modern-day commune established by six former employees of a major law firm, the play offers an absurdist look at how their perspectives on communism and community change during a murder investigation. You can see the show through August 31 in the Callan Theatre at Catholic University.

August 14-Sept. 5: It's Abstract!

A dozen local artists reject the representational in a group exhibit at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. It's Abstract! features abstract painting, photography, sculpture, digital imagery and mixed media work. While one artist creates sculpture from polymer clay, another layers acrylic paint over collages, and a third breaks up her landscape paintings with fragmented figurative imagery. You can check it out through September 5.

Music: "Reprise: I'll Be Ok (Instrumental)" by Sondre Lerche

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