Forum Theatre Presents BOBRAUSCHENBERGAMERICA, 6/2-25

By: May. 03, 2011
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Rounding out the 2010-2011 Forum Theatre season is Charles L. Mee's bobrauschenbergamerica, a wild and whimsical road trip through our country. The production takes place June 2-June 25.

Tickets are $25 for all performances ($20 for seniors, groups, and Round House subscribers; $15 for students and patrons under 30). To purchase, visit or call the Round House box office at 240-644-1100.

Inspired by painter and pop artist Robert Rauschenberg, bobrauschenbergamerica is a vivid collage of love stories, business schemes, backyard barbecues, singing, dancing, and chicken jokes. Director Derek Goldman described bobrauschenbergamerica as "a joyous celebration of life and art with an emotional center."

Cast includes Forum Artistic Director Michael Dove and Forum Company Member Cliff Williams (dark play, The Skriker at Forum) as well as Joe Brack (Marat/Sade at Forum, The Ramayana at Constellation), Chelsey Christensen (The Solid Gold Cadillac at Studio), Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Scorched at Forum), Julie Garner (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Forum), Annie Houston (Metamorphosis at Synetic, Seascape at American Century), Kailei Isaac, Augie Praley (Courage at Dog & Pony DC), and Aaron Reeder (Passing Strange at Studio 2ndStage, Les Miserables at Signature).

With bobrauschenbergamerica, Dove says, Charles L. Mee "has a wonderful way of using the everyday experience to talk about what it means to be part of this American community; the play has the ability to make you see your world differently."

Creative team includes scenic designer Natsu Power, costume designer Ivania Stack, lighting designer Paul Frydrychowski, sound designer Veronika Vorel, and choreographer Kelly Mayfield, with dramaturg Laura Esti Miller, production stage manager Stephanie Junkin and rehearsal stage manager Zachary W. Ford.

Director, Derek Goldman, is Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center and Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University. He has directed Off-Broadway, internationally, and worked regularly as a director and adapter/playwright with leading regional theatres such as Steppenwolf Theatre, Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Theatre J. He is also Founding Artistic Director of the StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance in Chicago.

Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Additional shows Saturday, June 18 2:00 PM, Monday, June 20 at 7:30 PM, and Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM.

Open Forum discussions will follow the performances on June 12, June 16, June 18, and June 23.

There will be two Pay-What-You-Can Previews on Thursday, June 2 & Friday, June 3.


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