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DC Media and Wonks Headline Picnic Theatre Company Performance of ‘The New York Idea

DC journos and wonks memorize their lines and don period costumes at the Picnic Theatre Company’s one-act performance of “The New York Idea.” Written in 1906 by Langdon Mitchell, the play is a turn-of-the-last century American social comedy of manners about dating, marriage, and divorce.

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Directed by 18th St. Films’ Karim Chrobog, the cast includes NPR’s Nurith Aizenman, Bloomberg’s Sandrine Rastello, USTR’s Christina Sevilla, PBS’s Daniela Kelley, Office of Rep. Alan Grayson’s Matt Stoller, Department of Defense’s John Plumb, Wiley Rein’s Nova Daly, EPA’s Charles Kovatch, and Malmaison restauranteur Omar Popal. Proceeds support Dropinthebucket.org, building wells for primary schools in Africa, the Dumbarton House, and the Phillips Collection.

The ‘party theater for charity’ kicks off tonight at the Dumbarton House gardens in Georgetown through Friday and at the Phillips Collection on June 26.

For tickets, click here (Dumbarton House) or here (Phillips Collection).

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Journos Spend an Evening with Poe

DC media types kick started their Halloween weekend by attending three sold out performances of “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe”  in the garden and ballroom of Dumbarton House.  Following on this summer’s sold out performances of Moliere’s “The Hypochondriac”, the DC-based Picnic Theatre Company staged a Halloween party production of Poe stories — Cask of Amontillado, Fall of the House of Usher, and the Telltale Heart, with DJ intermission, wine and crepes.  Ensemble cast:  Washington Life‘s Michael ClementsChristina Sevilla of Suspicious Package,  Napoleon restaurant’s Omar Popal, Picnic Theatre co-founders Bruce MacPhail and Oli Robinson.  Attendees included Tim Burger, Kiki Ryan, Christine Delargy, Wash Life‘s Kevin Chaffee, TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small, WaPo‘s Nancy TrejosWaPo‘s Annie Gowen, NYT‘s Eric Lipton and Elham Dehbozorgi, NBC Washington’s Kate Michael.  Proceeds benefited Dumbarton House historical preservation and Clowns Without Borders.