Getting Up Guide: All Roads Film Festival; splash zone theater
What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Wednesday:
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Don't dare try to pigeonhole No Rules Theatre Company as a troupe that's all about edgy productions. After last year's inaugural season, which included "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Neil LaBute's "Some Girl(s)" and the Fringe Festival favorite "Duets," the group is opting for something a little lighter with the dependably adorable musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." The family-friendly update of the 1967 original sounds promising for devotees of Lucy, Linus, the musically inclined Schroeder and the rest of Charles Schulz's gang. But fans of affordable theater also have something to cheer about: Take in the show for just $10 tonight by using the discount code CBNRTC when ordering online.
The sounds of bossa nova, Cuban son, jazz, flamenco and rumba blend together with Peruvian folk music in the sonic melange that is Vibra Peru, the brainchild of Peruvian producer Jean Paul Strauss and Verinica Görbitz. They hit the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.
"For the Next 7 Generations"
Ashley Judd narrates this documentary, part of the All Roads Film Festival, by Carole Hart that follows 13 grandmothers from around the world. Together, they formed the aptly-named International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in order to speak out for peace and healing across cultures. In various languages with English subtitles. The film begins at 7 p.m.
Synetic Theater has a new home at the Crystal City Theater, but the company's tried-and-true performance technique, the wordless movementplay, has moved with them. The company's 2010-11 season begins with "King Arthur," with company mainstay Ben Cunis in the title role. What you should probably know going into the play is that Synetic is performing on a water-covered stage (you'll have to attend the show yourself to find out why) which means patrons seated in the front two rows will need to don a poncho. A pay-what-you-can performance begins at 8 p.m., with tickets up for grabs an hour before the show.
-- Alex Baldinger, Stephanie Merry and Kristen Boghosian
| September 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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