Hey dudes! I have two local theater recommendations, so listen up, 'cause it's rare for me to go around talking about theater that isn't one Christmas Show production or another.
1. Argonautika at the Shakespeare Theatre, through March 2nd. It's written and directed by Mary Zimmerman, who did a really lovely Pericles here a few years ago. There's lots of puppets, including a big eyeball and a totally funny fighting dude who is somehow related to Poseidon. Gah. I'm trying to explain it and I keep backspacing, because it's so cool I can't do it justice. It's visually exciting, it's funny, and at the end it manages to go both post-modern and touching at the same time. You have 1.5 more weeks.
2. Low Tide Hotel at the Round House in Silver Spring, through Sunday, is described on the advertising postcards as "a Dada day at the beach." This pretty much sums it up. Texts are drawn from traditional ballads, Melville, and the Police. There's funny physical theater. And it's 15 bucks and it's over in an hour. Ok, and it was created by two Christmas-Show-associated actors. They are the awesome, and we should all go see them every time they do anything, but especially this time, because they really need audience - there were only 24 people at the show I saw.