In this new collaboratively devised ensemble work, Happenstance Theater portrays oblivious entitlement on the brink of extinction. We take a physical comedy dive into the late Baroque. We flaunt 18th century finery, wigs, panniers, gestural styling, elaborate ornamentation and the excesses of Rococo. We navigate the dangerous curves of manners and the Age of Enlightenment from the exquisite to the revolting. What fun we will have puncturing one percent pomposity! Featuring Gwen Grastorf, Karen Hansen, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon.

Presented as part of the Capital Fringe Festival CURATED SERIES.

Presented by Happenstance Theater

Show Type
Running Time
60 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$17 - $17

Discount Tickets Available Multi-Show passes available.

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Box Office Phone: 866-811-4111

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/10/2018 - 07/22/2018
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Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 07/10/2018 - 8:30pm
  • 07/11/2018 - 6:30pm
  • 07/12/2018 - 6:30pm
  • 07/13/2018 - 6:15pm
  • 07/14/2018 - 8:30pm
  • 07/15/2018 - 1:30pm
  • 07/17/2018 - 8:30pm
  • 07/18/2018 - 8:30pm
  • 07/20/2018 - 6:15pm
  • 07/21/2018 - 8:30pm
  • 07/22/2018 - 1:30pm
Performer Role
Gwen Grastorf Baroness Constance Blandford Plainview
Karen Hansen Doppio Gemelli Von Sharfenburghopf
Mark Jaster Astorio Cavalieri
Sabrina Mandell Countess Olympia Stroganovskaya
Sarah Olmsted Thomas Dauphine Marionette
Alex Vernon Duc Leslie Pamplemousse De Citron-Pressé
Production Personnel
Happenstance Theater
Sabrina Mandell
Mark Jaster
Costume Designer
Sabrina Mandell
Movement for plays
Happenstance Theater
Lighting Designer
Kris Thompson
Karen Hansen


Arena Stage - The Kogod Cradle
1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle is a unique, oval-shaped 200-seat theater with flexible seating and the latest technical capabilities. This theater is designed to cradle the risk and innovation required of first, second and third productions of new and developing plays.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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