There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
In her one-woman play ’Capers, which first ran in November 2004, Anu Yadav slips into the skins of almost a dozen characters, all onetime residents of the now-shuttered Arthur Capper and Carrollsburg public-housing complex in Southeast D.C. With a jut of her hip or a hunch of her back, she shifts from a city bureaucrat to a crack-addicted activist to a sassy preteen. If she nails these characters and their idiosyncrasies, it’s because they’re composites of people Yadav interviewed during the years she worked as an activist for the complex. Apparently it’s not an empathy everyone shares: “I’m not a heartfelt cause to you,” a senior citizen from the neighborhood tells an employee at the city’s relocation office late in the play. “I’m a piece of paper that you shift on your desk.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. (see City List for other dates) at Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab, 916 G St. NW. $10. (202) 315-1340. (RB)