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For Immediate Release September 21, 2009 Contact: Michael Kyrioglou, Communications Dir. 202-312-5261 or

Woolly’s DINNER ON STAGE – 2009, 2nd Annual Fall Benefit on Saturday, October 3
Washington, DC - Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its newest annual fall benefit – Dinner on Stage 2009. This exclusive event, now in its second year, brings theatre fans backstage and on stage for a one-of-a-kind evening, this year including a look at some of the convention-defying plays that have graced the theatre’s stage over the last 30 seasons. Dinner on Stage takes place on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 6:30pm at 641 D Street, NW. Dress code for the evening: Festive and elegant; black tie optional. Celebrating Season 30, Woolly's 30th season of defying convention and producing new work in Washington, DC, the 2009 Dinner on Stage offers attendees an opportunity to enjoy cocktails (6:30pm) while exploring Woolly's backstage – green room, dressing rooms, and scene shop – before stepping into the spotlight for an elegant dining experience on the stage (7:30pm). Dessert and dancing in the Kogod Lobby (9pm) are the final act for the evening. As part of the evening, Artistic Director and co-founder Howard Shalwitz will be joined by Company Members Naomi Jacobson, Kate Eastwood Norris, and Michael Russotto to read scenes from some of Woolly’s signature plays. Dinner on Stage Co-chairs: Elizabeth Friedman, Rachel Kronowitz, and Mark Lewis. Tickets for Dinner on Stage are $250 ($150 tax-deductible), available online at Seating is limited to stage capacity. All proceeds benefit Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s artistic and community programs. Now in Season 30, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues to hold its place at theatre’s leading edge. Acknowledged as “The hottest theatre company in town” (Washington Post), “known for its productions of innovative new plays” (The New York Times), Woolly Mammoth is a regional and national leader in the development of new plays, and one of the best known and most influential small theatres in America. The Company garnered this reputation by holding fast to its unique mission: …to ignite an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC. Currently under the leadership of Artistic Director/Co-Founder Howard Shalwitz and Managing Director Jeffrey Herrmann, Woolly Mammoth is a member of the National New Play Network, Theatre Communications Group, The League of Washington Theatres, and The Cultural Alliance of Greater

Washington, and a participant in the A-ha! Program: Think it, Do it, funded by MetLife and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre. The Theatre’s programs are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program/United States Commission of Fine Arts, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ###

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