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Word-Play with Blacktop Theatre Company

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Pun: (n) A Play On Words shows the trials and tribulations of various dictionary "keywords" whose power hangs in the balance. Pictured here (from L to R): Mason O'Sullivan (Floccinaucinihilipilification), Paul Laudiero (Rational) and Tristan Griffin (Afterthought).
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Pun: (n) A Play On Words shows the trials and tribulations of various dictionary "keywords" whose power hangs in the balance. Pictured here (from L to R): Mason O'Sullivan (Floccinaucinihilipilification), Paul Laudiero (Rational) and Tristan Griffin (Afterthought).

Remember taking your chalk and scribbling on the blacktop as a kid? The members of one of the District's newest theater companies sure do. Blacktop Theatre Co. is dedicated to creating boundaries, then erasing them, all the while focusing on the work of local artists. Rebecca Sheir introduces us to the company and its premier production, Pun: (n) A Play On Words, which takes an imaginative look at the struggles to preserve power and status among the dictionary's keywords.

[Music: "At the Playground" by Another Bad Creation from Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know]

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