ABOUT THE SHOW
Beulah would eat a spider to fit in with the cool kids. Nadine’s arm is missing and she wants it back. Franz’s biggest problem is life is too easy. And a procrastinating King has only 700 years to get his shit together because if he doesn’t, it’s certain death for everyone.
Blending their trademark wit, characters, improv, and fast-paced physical comedy with plenty of new surprises, comedy duo The Pajama Men return to Woolly this holiday season with their newest show: a thrilling, time-warped, joke-ridden tale, whose seemingly unrelated storylines come crashing seamlessly together in breathless Pajama Men fashion!
The Pajama Men: Just the Two of Each of Us will run for 70 minutes without an intermission. Judith’s Cafe and the lobby will remain open following each performance and post-show drinks and concessions will be sold.
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Ring in 2014 with The Pajama Men at Woolly’s annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza! Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets before they’re all sold out!
Bring a group of friends to see the PJ Men! Group tickets start at just $32! Learn more here, or contact Emily Schneider, Group Sales Manager, at 202-349-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAISE FOR THE PAJAMA MEN
“LOONY, indescribable FUN”
The Washington Post
DC Theatre Scene
“One hell of a HILARIOUS show”
DC Metro Theatre Arts
“As FUNNY AS ALL GET-OUT”
“Not for the faint of heart”
“You and your loved ones will LOVE IT.”
“Romp through MAGIC and FUN”
“A kaleidoscope of suspenseful, vivid imagery”
MD Theatre Guide
“Physical and fast paced”
“If you want to SPLIT YOUR SIDE LAUGHING there’s no better bet”
“Masters of physical comedy”
Woman Around Town
“Has the audience in stiches”
We Love DC
“Nothing short of BRILLIANT”
“Spend an evening laughing your ass off”
Praise for The Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One
“I am still recovering from my exposure to their antics, which oscillate at something on the order of 1,000 jokes per minute…I was doubled over in a kind of HYSTERICAL agony. I felt as if my lungs had migrated into my throat and that my anatomy would soon be inside out.”
The Washington Post
“Completely BONKERS fusion of comedy skits, music, and mime…Chavez and Allen flit from scene to scene at a BREAKNECK PACE”
“You’ll laugh throughout the beginning, the middle, the end, and even afterward, when you’re in your own pajamas and their LUDICROUSNESS flashes back to mind.”
“All the time you’re watching them…, trying to catch your breath between genius comic turns, you are also thinking: These guys have the goods to become very big COMEDY FORCES on TV and film. And you’ll be someday able to brag that you saw them in this very intimate surrounding.”
Maryland Theatre Guide
Show art by Carolyn Sewell.
HOUSE LIGHTS UP
House Lights Up is a series of high-profile panel discussions, lectures, debates, film screenings, concerts, readings, lobby experience activities, and other special events, curated by Woolly’s Connectivity Department.
Check back soon to learn more about the special House Lights Up events for Just the Two of Each of Us.
The Pajama Men, known to their mothers as Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen, met in high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1993. That was a long time ago and now they’re old, and tired, and hot, and young and rad. They cut their teeth doing improv and sketch in a storefront theatre that was part of a strip mall that was no stranger to crack addicts and junkies. Then, when they were still little baby comedians, they put together a show and started touring fringe festivals in Canada. It was perfect for them ’cause it was open submissions and anyone could just pack up and do it. THEY DID THIS FOR F**KING YEARS and won armloads of awards that meant nothing to anyone except for them. They made lots of great friends, wrote many different shows, and learned how to survive on the road. It’s amazing what a jig-saw puzzle and a glass of red wine can do for morale.
Then, in 2004 they went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, lost $17,000.00 (its an expensive festival!), received a Perrier Best New Comer nomination and got picked up by The Second City. They spent the next winter in Toronto, writing a new show, drinking coffee, and eating burritos. In 2005 they went back to Edinburgh and won an award for best double act. After that the two moved to Chicago and got to perform at the Steppenwolf Theatre. This was a huge opportunity for them and it made them look like stuck up assholes to most of their contemporaries.
For the next two years they did more touring in Canada. Moved back to Albuquerque. Tried to sell a TV show and failed. Did more touring. Tried to sell another TV show and failed. Then decided to go back to the UK.
In 2008 the boys went back to Edinburgh and had what can only be described as “quite a successful run” that won them a season at the Soho Theatre in London (a bit of a dream come true) and also an open arms welcoming to the Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals. THEN the guys won the freakin’ Barry Award in Melbourne and a couple awesome awards in Sydney. Holy shit! Where has Australia been all these years?
In 2009 Shenoah and Mark returned, to Edinburgh again where they debuted “The Last Stand to Reason.” It’s very intimidating, debuting a new show at the Edinburgh Fringe, but it turned out pretty well in the end and in 2010 the Pajama Men smashed all previous box office records at London’s Soho theatre, sold out a season at the Sydney Opera House, earned the title “Double Act of the Year” in The London Times, screened a short film at Sundance and signed development deals with radio, TV, and film people!
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Just the Two of Each of Us runs December 10, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Tuesday, December 10 will be a Pay What You Can performance and it will begin at 8pm.
Tickets to Just the Two of Each of Us start at $35 and can be purchased here.
See Woolly shows with your friends: A group of 10 or more can purchase tickets as low as $32, with no fees! Learn more by visiting the Group Discounts page!
Other Woolly ticket offers include:
Patrons 30 & Under
Patrons who are 30 or under (with valid ID) may purchase tickets for $20 seven calendar days in advance of the performance date in which you are interested.
Discount for First Responder Men & Women
Those serving in the police and fire departments are invited to purchase discounted tickets for 10% off Woolly’s regular ticket prices for each show in our season.
Woolly offers Pay-What-You-Can tickets for the first two performances (usually Monday and Tuesday) of every production. Tickets are sold at the theatre the evening two hours prior to showtime.
Learn more about Woolly Offers (and military discounts) here.