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"The Raid": Theater Alliance Production at Anacostia Playhouse

Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. (signup deadline was 3 pm, Mar 05)
Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE, Washington, DC. Theater fully accessible; accessible seating available upon request

Would you die for your beliefs? Is it better to work within the system to change it or take up arms against the system to destroy it?

Idris Goodwin’s "The Raid," produced at the Anacostia Playhouse by the Theater Alliance (formerly Capitol Hill`s "resident" theater company), is a fabulation of a debate between two American icons: White abolitionist John Brown and Black abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass. On the eve of Brown’s raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, these men argue the merits of violence and pacifism, order and chaos, and possibility of a nation free of the scourge of slavery. "The Raid" examines the difference between being an ally and an accomplice, the implications of race in social protest, and the limits of radicalism in the age of #Resistance.

The Capitol Hill Village Theater group has reserved 10 tickets at $30 each for a 2 p.m. matinee performance of "The Raid" on Sunday, March 18 by the Theater Alliance at its home at the Anacostia Playhouse. To reserve your ticket(s), phone or email the Village office (202.543.1778 or by the sign-up deadline of Monday, March 5. If the ten tickets are reserved before the deadline, it is still possible to sign up for the waiting list; the volunteer organizer will contact the theater to arrange for tickets for those on the waiting list before the deadline. (We cannot guarantee availability of waiting list tickets ahead of time, so early sign-up is encouraged.) There will be an opportunity for refreshments after the show at a member`s home. Those who have reserved tickets by the deadline will be contacted closer to the day of the play with further information about the after-theater gathering.

If you have special needs that need to be accommodated for you to enjoy the show (mobility, sensory or cognitive), please let the office know as soon as you make your reservation, so the organizer has time to make the needed arrangements with the theater. Please also indicate when signing up if you will need a ride. Pay for your tickets by check made out to Capitol Hill Village, with "The Raid" noted on the memo line, and delivered by mail or in person to the Village office: Capitol Hill Village, 725 - 8th Street SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20003

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All 10 places taken, 1 wait listed, you may signup for the wait list.

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