The radical theater company Dog & Pony DC, responsible for the popular Fringe Festival twisted vaudeville show Bare Breasted Women Sword Fighting, now offers a twist on traditional theater by engaging the audience as participants. Specifically, Beertown transports the audience to a small American town on the day of its "20th Quinquennial Time Capsule Ceremony," as citizens -- both audience members and a professional cast -- review and add to capsule contents before returning it to the ground. It's a quirky theatrical civic ceremony exploring the tension between the individual and the community, and the value of objects in memory. It's Dog & Pony DC's first original production, devised by a collective of 15 theater artists, and incorporates live music, dance, group storytelling, mapmaking -- and every show kicks off with a dessert potluck! To Dec. 10. Capital Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Tickets are $15. Call 202-547-6839 or visit dogandponydc.com.
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