Posted July 11, 2014

Categories: Plays, Uncategorized

Door prizes!

Interrogation is the latest dark comedy from John Feffer.

Written and performed by John Feffer

Directed by Matty Griffiths


Busboys and Poets

5th and K, NW
Washington, DC

12/11: 8 pm (talkback with Marc Rotenberg)

12/15: 8 pm (talkback with Greg Nojeim)


Facebook: interrogationatbusboys


$15 suggested donation at the door


Graphics by Adwoa Masozi: SPECTRA Design & Multimedia



The Washington Post says that Interrogation provides “an unsettling view of reality.”

Staff pick at DC Theatre Scene. “Feffer’s familiarity with Capital Fringe is apparent, and he uses this knowledge to make the work truly immersive,” writes John Bavoso. “It’s a show that makes you uncomfortable, makes you think (both about government surveillance and the nature of being a theatre-goer), and keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DCMTA. Yvonne French says, “Interrogation is a deftly told dark comedy about a serious and timely subject that immerses the audience completely in its creative story.” Warning: some spoilers in the review….

Washingtonian selects us as one of the shows to see in the 2014 festival


When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall — Huffington Post article on Interrogation

Interview in Woman Around Town with John Feffer

DC Theatre Scene provides a peak at Interrogation

Sneak preview article on Interrogation at DC Metro Theater Arts

My article on “participatory totalitarianism”
My article on the “surveillance blitz”





This production is presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe



Five stars and Best of Fringe from DC Metro Theater Arts

DC Broadway World calls The Politician a brilliant mix of theater and politics. “Go, just go….”

Hill Rag calls The Politician “another highly satisfying satire that condemns the Beltway life while resting snugly inside of it” with “a fantastic ensemble cast, whose members change roles more often than people in Washington change opinion.”

Women Around Town says “The Politician shows us what happens when the cameras stop rolling. You’ll never watch a talking head again without thinking of this play. If you missed last year’s The Pundit, don’t miss The Politician.”

Washington Speaks: The Politician “scores a big win.”

Politico interview with John Feffer and Conor Scanlan about the world of The Politician
Huffington Post article: American Politics Needs More Drama



New York:

Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DC Theatre Scene!

5 stars from DC Metro Theater Arts!

“Deflates its target with a sharp satiric pin,” said The Washington Post.






John Feffer works at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he co-directs the Foreign Policy In Focus project. He was recently an Open Society Foundation Fellow, retracing his steps in Eastern Europe from 23 years ago. He is the author of several books, including the novel Foamers (Scribner, 1997). You can find more about his books, his articles, and his biography elsewhere on this website.





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