Please join the Picnic Theatre Company in the beautiful Dumbarton House garden in Georgetown on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, June 7, 8, 9, for a live play performance and light parody of the award-winning 1976 drama Network, a dark satire of the television news industry. Be transported to another time with music and advertisements from the 1970s!
TICKETS ($18): dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/
(Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House museum preservation and education programs.)
In an America beset by inflation, recession, Watergate and Vietnam, a veteran broadcast anchorman channels the populist rage and becomes a national lightning rod. Ambitious network executives and corporate conglomerates take the commercialization of the news to unsettling extremes in pursuit of profits and ratings, but soon find the message and the consequences spinning out of their control. A bitingly prescient commentary on the rise of mass media and its polarizing effects on politics and American life, Network resonates more than ever today.
2715 Q Street NW, Washington, DC (Georgetown)
6pm Cocktails, 7pm Showtime
Bring a blanket for picnic seating. Wine and refreshments are available for purchase. Rain or shine (if rain in Bellevue Ballroom).
Directed by Steve Rochlin
Sara Cook • Nova Daly • Ali Dukakis • Nihal Krishan • Alexa Newlin • Antonio Olivo • Kevin Rooney • Adam Ruben • Jayne Sandman • Christina Sevilla • Hugo Verges • David White