Washingtonian, December 2019/January 2020

In certain neighborhoods, you’ll find the traditional post-holiday post-holiday decorations. Things are pretty well along at Publick House, too, despite losing the seasonal stage performance. The final performances will be held Dec. 25, and the original banner that suspended from the front window reveals what the photos don’t — a stained, booby-trapped roof. The unfortunate event was being trumpeted as much as the end of one long season, but, for Carol King and company, it was the beginning of a new one. The troupe will not rehearse in December, so their run-throughs will all take place in early January, giving the small-act companies little chance to see the production before curtain time. Actually, it’s become quite the busy show. They ran through 15 acts on Dec. 12, after which they scurried to pre-arrange some media — some of their members have significantly more than that — for Dec. 15. They closed Dec. 17 with a creative party that included Reba McEntire and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church holds another wine-and-cheese brunch on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Georgetown University. Tickets are $60 for adults and $35 for children.

We’ll be back later with a gallery of Saint Anthony’s photos.

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