Brother Mario – NOW EXTENDED!

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NOW EXTENDED:

Thursday, 3/16/17 @ 8pm
Friday, 3/17/17 @ 8pm
Saturday, 3/18/17 @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, 3/19/17 @ 2pm (Closing)

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Line-Up For The Flying V AWESOME-A-THON Announced!

The full line-up for the first ever Flying V Awesome-A-Thon is here!  Check out the event on Facebook and see you there.

SCHEDULE:

8pm Friday – Kickoff Party

10pm – THE BEST OF FLYING V RETROSPECTIVE: Directed by Jon Rubinand Lee Liebeskind, relive classic moments from Flying V shows of the past 6 years, including Become What You Are, Be Awesome, both Flying V Fights, and more!

12am Saturday – PIRATES AFTER DARK: The late-night part of Awesome-a-thon begins with new monologues and scenes from the sexy side of the PIRATE LAUREATE universe! This new material by Zach Fernebok brings back some of our favorite characters from THE PIRATE LAUREATE OF PORT TOWN and THE PIRATE LAUREATE AND THE KING OF THE SEA on the topic of… romance.

1am – DEVISING AND DRAGONS: FLYING V AND D&D: An interactive Flying V Dungeons & Dragons Game and Devising Session led by Jon Jon Johnson, Megan Reichelt, Katie Jeffries, and Susanna Pretzer for a future Sword & Sorcery show!

3:30am – FLYING V VIDEO GAME LOUNGE: Hosted and Curated by Jon Jon Johnson and Lee Liebeskind, come play Mario, Pokemon, and more with your favorite Flying V artists!

6am – RISE AND RAVE WITH FLYING V: Early morning yoga, exercise, and dance party with Michelle Polera and Robert Christopher Manzo from the cast of Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s.

8am – SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS: Philip Tiago Da Costa curates a morning viewing of classic Saturday Morning Cartoons with complimentary cereal and milk.

9:30am – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND POWERPUFF GIRLS: A staged reading written by Philip Tiago Da Costa and directed by Joshua W. Kelley, melding the worlds of Pride & Prejudice and The Powerpuff Girls!

10am – PRINCESS MIMI:A new children’s play written and directed by Patrick Flynn!

11am – GRAAL THE EMPLOYABLE AND OTHER STORIES: A staged reading of a brand new collection of short plays written by Seamus Sullivan and directed by Jenna Duncan focusing on pulp genres meeting the modern workplace!

12:30pm – SHEILA AND MOBY: Sheila, facing a quarter-life crisis, takes an opportunity to reunite with her stuffed Iberian lynx, Moby, to solve the case of a girl’s missing stuffed Koala. This reading of Patrick Flynn’s new play will deal with growing up and how we all feel like like little children sometimes, for better or worse.

2:30pm – VIGILANT: Those who protect the streets at night have their own set of rules to follow; their own code. But for a black vigilante, it’s a whole different ballgame. What happens when you encounter one of your own, someone you know? How do you refrain from looking like “just another black man” running the streets at night? How do you protect yourself from those in power? How do you help fix the community you risk your life to preserve? This workshop of Vigilant: A Black Vigilante’s Rule Book dives into this world of complexities and contradictions.

4:30pm – LIVE RECORDING OF “THE ORIGINAL CAST PODCAST” FEATURING THE CAST OF YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET: Hosted by Patrick Flynn and featuring performances by Doug Wilder, Farrell Parker, Suzanne Edgar, Steve Przybylski, Jason Schlafstein and a special video appearance by Vaughn Irving.

6:30pm – THE FLYING V CABARET: A collection of live renditions of original and classic tunes, performed by your Flying V favorites!

8pm – DARK PHOENIX: You’ve seen Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Year One, and Justice League: The New Frontier. Well, face front, True Believers! The marvelous X-men will get their Giant-size reading at 8pm on Dec. 10! Join Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus and more as they help Jean Grey battle the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force — only one problem: It lives in her! Don’t miss a second of this explosive, emotional thrill-ride reading. After this, the X-men will never be the same! Nuff said! Directed by Paul Reisman, and featuring an amazing cast!

10pm – Closing Party

“Flying V—the inventive theater company that mines pop culture…”

Flying V—the inventive theater company that mines pop culture and comes up with precious theatrical mettle—has just opened a production of Matt & Ben that is howlingly funny. It features Tia Shearer (as Matt) and Katie Jeffries (as Ben), whose quicksilver comic gifts are not to be missed. And it takes trendy genderbending out for a fresh, fun spin.  ~  DC METRO THEATRE ARTS

“Matt and Ben has touched down in DC”

“Now that Matt & Ben has touched down in DC thanks to the impeccable taste of Flying V’s head honchos, we can finally see what all the fuss was about. Director Matt Bassett has a genuine hit on his hands, driven by hilarious performances featuring two actresses-Tia Shearer (Matt) and Katie Jeffries (Ben)… What’s especially gratifying about their performances is that neither one feel obligated to put on a “man act” – spitting at an invisible spittoon, scratching their crotches, sitting with a man-spread at all times, which seems to be the rather annoying default for cross-gender players I’ve seen of late.

~ Andrew White Broadway World DC

A breezy goofiness buoys the best moments of Flying V’s comic “Matt & Ben.”

A breezy goofiness buoys the best moments of Flying V’s comic “Matt & Ben.” Take, for instance, the point early on when Ben (Katie Jeffries) flings a pretzel at his best friend, Matt (Tia Shearer). The pals are in Ben’s Boston-area apartment, contemplating a screenplay that has, improbably, fallen from the sky. The focused Matt reads the manuscript without looking up. But Ben is a restless guy with a puerile sense of humor. Perching on the stove, he lobs a pretzel at his intent chum, a mischievous and dopey smile creeping over his face. ~ Celia Wren Washington Post

“With plenty of pop culture candy, quirky magical realism, and a heaping helping of side-splitting silliness, Flying V’s newest show, Matt and Ben…”

“”With plenty of pop culture candy, quirky magical realism, and a heaping helping of side-splitting silliness, Flying V’s newest show, Matt and Ben, has formulated a raucous recipe for a preparative to Fringe that lives up to their motto: “Be Awesome.”

These designs are, simply put, the work of talented artists who give a damn about their work, and it is refreshing to see… The play is direct, effective, and full-feeling despite its short length. The design is limited, but it perfectly fits its calling. The actors have found the heart of the piece and expressed it sans distractions to the audience. These are all things that make a kickass indie play, and one that, in Flying V’s own words, definitely knows how to “Be Awesome.”

“”With plenty of pop culture candy, quirky magical realism, and a heaping helping of side-splitting silliness, Flying V’s newest show, Matt and Ben, has formulated a raucous recipe for a preparative to Fringe that lives up to their motto: “Be Awesome.”

These designs are, simply put, the work of talented artists who give a damn about their work, and it is refreshing to see… The play is direct, effective, and full-feeling despite its short length. The design is limited, but it perfectly fits its calling. The actors have found the heart of the piece and expressed it sans distractions to the audience. These are all things that make a kickass indie play, and one that, in Flying V’s own words, definitely knows how to “Be Awesome.”

Alan Katz – DCTheatre Scene