Hurry! Bachelorette at The Studio Theatre closes Sunday!

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 3, 2012 5:00 AM |

It's worth knowing that Bachelorette has made playwright Leslye Headland a very, very popular woman. This was the play, after all, that attracted Hollywood goofballs Will Ferrell and Adam McKay during its off-Broadway debut back in 2010, which in turn led to a film adaptation that premiered at Sundance earlier this year. So the Studio Theatre had a proven winner with Bachelorette even before director David Muse had a chance to unpack the script. Nevertheless, he's not twiddling his thumbs: Muse's sensibilities inform, rather than undercut, the razor-sharp humor that already works so well on paper. Packed with Headland's riffs on blowjobs ("Women suck. Men just taste bad."), friendship ("We were close! We threw up every meal together!"), and fashion ("It feels like a tent made out of the skin of infants!"), Bachelorette makes for an awfully vulgar, awfully funny 90 minutes. It has bite, but it's far from bitter. Closes this Sunday, July 8. Studio Theatre, 14th and P Streets NW. Call 202-332-3300 or visit studiotheatre.org.

Reviewed by Chris Heller

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