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No, we are not in the world Creedence Clearwater Revival sang about. You might find the disparate worlds of The City and The Bayou, as imagined by British theatre company 1927, seem more like the hybrid visions of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton set to the music of Kurt Weill. This show was pure wicked joy. I wish it would linger in DC for longer, but if you hurry, you can catch the final weekend of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets at Studio Theatre, before it takes off to other streets.   Here’s an article about the company founders and their quirky vision: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/in-1927s-weird-animals-and-children-took-to-the-streets-a-parallel-yet-familiar-world/2012/06/26/gJQA6ySP5V_story.html

And here’s a taste of the show in a trailer produced by Melbourne’s delectably-named Malthouse Theatre and the British Council: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ROpUF4ra8

I am already looking forward to future visits to DC by 1927.