Renee Calarco’s Kicks Off Theater J’s “Locally Grown” Initiative

The Religion Thing, a world premiere comedy by GW playwriting professor Renee Calarco, kicks off Theater J’s “Locally Grown: Community Supported Art/From Our Own Garden” Initiative. In it, according to Theater J,

Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A brand new comedy about relationships, faith and the fine line between compromise and regret.

The Religion Thing runs through January 29 at the Theater, which is in the Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q Streets, NW. Theater J has special pay-what-you-can performances, and offers weeknight tickets at a discount to theatergoers 35 and younger.  While you’re there, check out the Locally Grown festival, which runs through February.

Students reading this might be interested in Prof. Calarco’s “Dramatic Writing” course, ENGL 2250.80, which meets this semester (spring 2012) on Mondays from 3:30-6 p.m. (ENGL 1210, Introduction to Creative Writing, is a prerequisite.) There are still spaces available!

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