“I, Jack, am the Knave of Hearts” at DCAC March 14-April 6th by John Carter

Playwright John Carter.
Playwright John Carter.

I, Jack, am the Knave of Hearts, a play for actor and audience, will be at the DC Arts Center – 2438 18th Street, NW, from March 14th through April 6th, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 PM.  There will also be a 3 PM matinee performance on Sunday March 24th.jack image

In this play, Don Juan escapes from Hell and finds himself on a stage in front of an audience. He has no idea where or even who he is. With the audience as his stimulus, he bit by bit remembers. I am the playwright and B Stanley acts and directs.

I am a playwright and poet and I am a  former merchant seaman, railroadman, and wordsmith for hire who has ceased his wanderings and now lives out of sight with my wife and dogs. I have performed my poetry in various dives with the rock groups Eros and Luna and solo in more polite venues, including The Library of Congress. As an actor, I have played cop roles on stage and screen. Two earlier plays, Where Three Roads Meet and Lou, and a revue, Feed the Beast, have run in New York. Check my website. 

B. Stanley. Photo by Michalah Brown.
B. Stanley. Photo by Michalah Brown.

B Stanley is Executive and Artistic Director of the DC Arts Center and director of the Theatre du Jour. An actor, director, pedagogue, puppeteer, and performance artist, he has performed with The Living Theatre, Theatre Du Jour, Ubus and a myriad of unusual solo performances with his puppet, Ubu. From 1989 – 1993 he trained under Ingemar Lindh at The Institute for Scenkonst (Institute for Scenic Art) in Pontremoli, Italy, where his roles ranged from directing and acting to light design and pedagogy. He directs the performances of several poets, including Silvana Straw and Quique Aviles, creating performances combining literature, acting and multimedia. Hehas directed every Theatre Du Jour performance except The Pig and Zoo Story, and performed in Bigger Than Life, Go, Blindness From Looking Too Hard at the Sun, Five Count, Ubu Cuckolded, Pygmalion, The Shadow, Poor Oedipus, Purlie Victorious, Vincent  and Zoo Story. In 2000, he received Tony Taylor Award from The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington.

I, Jack, am the Knave of Hearts plays at DCAC – 2438 18th Street, NW, in Washington, DC – March 14 through April 6 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm, Matinee on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm

$25/20 for DCAC members on Fridays and Saturdays
$20/15 for DCAC members on Thursdays and Sundays

Call DC Arts Center to reserve your ticket 202-462-7833 or email [email protected]g


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