America the Beautiful gets ugly in Woolly Mammoth's 2013-2014 season, which was announced Tuesday. The theme, "America's Tell-Tale Heart," peels away the facade of American optimism to reveal the dark truths that lurk from sea to shining sea.
Plus, it features one of the longest titles to make it to a D.C. stage in a while: The 26-word "We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915." (Despite the title, the play is about America, as you'll see below.)
"Detroit" -- A Pulitzer Prize finalist by Lisa D’Amour, directed by John Vreeke. September 9–October 6, 2013.
"Appropriate" -- By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Liesl Tommy. November 4–December 1, 2013
"Just the Two of Each of Us" -- Created and performed by The Pajama Men, A.K.A. Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez, music by Kevin Hume. December 10, 2013–January 5, 2014 (Subscription add-on).
"We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915" -- By Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Michael John Garcés. February 10 –March 9, 2014.
"Arguendo" -- Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins. March 31–April 20, 2014.
"The Totalitarians" -- By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Robert O’Hara. June 2–29, 2014.