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The Hard-Hitting Invisible Man Opens Season at Studio Theatre

August 29, 2012

Studio Theatre is launching its 2012-13 season with an adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s iconic novel, Invisible Man, on Wednesday, September 5.

Acclaimed film and stage actor Teagle F. Bougere stars.

Invisible Man is narrated by an unnamed African American who views himself socially invisible.   Published in 1952, the award-winning novel addresses many social and intellectual issues that faced African-Americans early in the last century.

According to Studio Theatre’s synopsis:

“The play follows an anonymous black man as he journeys from the Deep South to a basement in the borderlands of Harlem, from a betrayal at his ivy-covered Negro college to a nightmare job in a paint factory in New York City to the story’s violent climax at a Harlem race riot.”

Teagle F. Bougere (Photo by: Provided by Studio Theatre) Teagle F. Bougere

The stage play was adapted by filmmaker Oren Jacoby and is directed by New York City’s Christopher McElroen, a co-founder of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. It is co-produced with The Huntington Theatre Company.  The play premiered at The Court Theatre in Chicago last season, and was the largest-grossing non-musical in its history.

Studio Theatre Performances begin Wednesday, September 5 and run through Sunday, October 14.

Times:

Weekdays: 7:30 pm (no Monday performances)

Weekend Matinees: 2 pm

Weekend Evening Performances: 7:30pm

Running time: 3 hours with two 10 min. intermission

Tickets prices: $39-$72

Box office:  202-332-3300.

Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th Street NW.


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Fluevog Opens in Georgetown

August 13, 2012

If you're already a 'Fluevoger' chances are you were in line outside the new Wisconsin Avenue store Saturday. If not, consider this your introduction.

Peter Fox and John Fleuvog in the 70's (Photo by: Judith Beermann from the Fleuvog interior) Peter Fox and John Fleuvog in the 70's

For 40 years, Canadian John Fluevog has been designing and selling some of the hippest, most comfortable shoes you'd ever want to walk a mile in. From the time he started in Vancouver with Peter Fox, the goal has been the same, says Georgetown manager, Cahtherine Wemette. "Three things you need to know about Fleuvog: 1) quality, that is all the shoes are hand-made or hand crafted, 2) they're comfortable, and 3) designs are fun and quirky."

Buxton from the Swordfish Family (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Buxton from the Swordfish Family

Lines (for both men and women) are called families and look a little retro and that's not accidental. Still overseen by John Fluevog, the collection each season bears his distinctive mark.

Store manager, Catherine Wemette (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Store manager, Catherine Wemette

Malibran from the Operatic Family (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Malibran from the Operatic Family

"D.C. needs Fluevog," Wemette explains. "We're much more about attitide and a way of life than simply a shoe a store." The messaging is clear, in fact, literally on the soles of the shoes.

Each of the nine U.S. Fluevog stores is unique. In Georgetown, the shop has women's in front and men's in the back with a colorful wall filled with inspirational messages and old photographs.

Never sold in any mall or discount shop, Fleuvog is all about customer service and making everyone who walk in feel comfortable about browsing and enjoying the experience.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm.

Fluevog is located at 1265 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.337.5683

1265 Wisconsin Avenue (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 1265 Wisconsin Avenue

 


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Tour Civil War Georgetown

July 26, 2012

Learn what life was like in Georgetown and the Federal City during the Civil War.

Tudor Place is hosting a house and walking tour on Saturday, August 11th (and every second Saturday through November). The house tour is from 10:30-11:30 am and the walking tour is from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Hear family stories about how Tudor Place served as home to Southern sympathizers even while housing Union officers and their families. Learn about those who lived on the estate and the enslaved workers who served them.

After a lunch break, visit burial sites, a Union hospital, residences of military leaders, and a neighborhood home to enslaved and free African Americans.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street. Tel: 202.965.0400


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