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  Happy Ending at Anacostia Playhouse

Happy Ending

Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE Washington

The hilarious story of the plight of two African American domestics, Douglas Turner Ward's Happy Endings comes to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. In the play, sisters Ellie and Vi's white employers' divorce threatens to cut off the household graft -- which has brought a solid amount of luxury to their lives. Will they be able to endure a riches to rags kind of scenario?

Thru - Aug 25, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

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DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Happy Ending is a one-act satirical comedy written in the 1960s by Douglas Turner Ward, co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company. He had written an op-ed for the New York Times called “American Theatre: for Whites Only?” that prompted funding and other support for the new company. The NEC’s mission was to create theater by black playwrights from the black point of view primarily (not exclusively) for black audiences. It’s easy to forget what a radical notion about representation that was back then. For that memorial reason alone, the revival of Happy Ending just opened at Anacostia Playhouse is well worthy of attention."
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John Stoltenberg

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