D.C. Arts Center


Syria: A Fire Within

A mini-documentary about the Syrian revolution from the viewpoint of secular liberal activists.
Through 8/31

1460 Wallmountables

Works small enough to fit inside a 2-by-2-foot square cover the gallery walls.
9/11 - 9/20

Roger (Not His Real Name)

The play follows a homeless man convinced of a government conspiracy.
Through 9/21

You Can't Put Art on a Pedestal

An exhibition of drawings and cartoons by Dana Maier.

Editorial Review

Every city needs a classic "black box" space for small troupes producing avant-garde theater on no money. This is Washington's. Located in restaurant- and club-filled Adams Morgan, the Arts Center is both a gallery and a theater space. The entry is up a steep, narrow stairway, and getting to the theater involves briefly leaving the building and going down another set of stairs. Seating about 50 people, the DCAC theater, with its black walls and folding chairs, is minimalist to the max. This is a place to see people taking risks and sometimes succeeding against the odds of poverty and cramped space.

-- Lloyd Rose