WASHINGTON — “Hexagon,” the satirical, comedy revue that’s been laughing at politics for 62 years, launches its spring run Friday.
“We take political spoofs, original material and we adapt it to what’s going on in the present world,” said Gene Tighe of “Hexagon.”
“We laugh at everything and everybody.”
“Hexagon” features vignettes of shtick, tap dancing, songs, dances, performances and newsbreak anchor desk jokes that Tighe emphasized as apolitical.
“It’s spoofery across the board [targeting] all parties,” Tighe said.
The 2017 “Let Freedom Zing!” performances will raise money for the Silver Spring nonprofit ArtStream, which provides creative and performance opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Performances will be at Woodrow Wilson High School at 3950 Chesapeake St. NW in Washington, D.C., on the following dates:
- Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. (with audio described performance by Metro Washington Ear)
- Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m.
You can buy tickets ahead of time online.
The 2016 event helped the group donate $60,000 to the Lisner-Louise-Dickson Hurt Home for modest-income D.C. seniors.
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