Posts Tagged ‘ian allen’

The Show Was as Nasty as the Weather

In the end, it was nearly as disgusting outside as it was inside the Warehouse theater. But even the sheets of rain and lashing winds of Hurricane Irene couldn't deter Cherry Red Productions, which ended its 16-year history on Saturday night with The Aristocrats, a live enactment of the legendarily dirty joke of the same [...]

Popped: Cherry Red, D.C.’s Most Debaucherous Theater Troupe, Hangs It Up

One evening in June 2000, in the black-box theater in the recesses of the now-shuttered Metro Café on 14th Street NW, a stuffed cat drenched in fake blood soared over the audience—just as it did every other night during the monthlong run of Cherry Red Productions’ Zombie Attack! But at this particular performance, the sanguinary plush [...]

Cherry Red Productions to Go Out in Nasty Style

It's an old vaudeville story: An actor, nearly penniless and struggling to feed his family, walks into a talent agent's office with a new pitch.
"My whole family is involved in this one," the actor says.
"I don't represent family acts," the agent replies. But the performer is insistent, he won't leave the agent's office without telling [...]

Cherry Red Returns With

Do you miss seeing plays with random nudity, audience-dousing fake blood, and Crack in their titles? Then you'll cheer the sorta-return of Cherry Red Productions with, a film about...well, all sorts of bad stuff.
Artistic Director Ian Allen wrote and directed the film, an adaptation of the company's 2002 stage production, Thumbsucker. describes [...]