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Flying V bases revue on Jonathan Coulton songs

Flying V Coulton RevueThe cast at Flying V Theatre rehearses for the revue based on singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton's work called “It’s the Rest of the World that Looks So Small.”  COURTESY PHOTO  What makes a work or performer achieve the status of “cult”?

That may be hard to define, but Flying V Theatre's staff thinks it knows it when it sees it, in the person of Jonathan Coulton, singer/songwriter.

Coulton left the tech industry to create a podcast named “A Song a Week,” for which he wrote what Jason Schlafstein, the theater’s producing artistic director, called “quirky, humorous storytelling.”

“So many of Jonathan’s songs explore intimate struggles of people through highs and lows,” Schlafstein said.

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Learning to overdose on the theater in a perfectly good way

greek tragedy and comedy masksIf you like “theater writ large,” the place to be over the Labor Day Weekend is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which is hosting the 16th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival.

More than 60 theaters from the metropolitan area will present open rehearsals, concert readings, and workshops of new plays often still in the development phase.

Montgomery County is well represented, with at least eight of its theaters participating.

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