Best Pre-Show Experience

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D St. NW, (202) 393-3939
The world wasn’t built for those of us cursed with perpetual punctuality. Most of us already bring along a good book to stave off boredom when we inevitably arrive on time for a suggested meetup (despite every attempt to be fashionably late). Woolly Mammoth might be the one place in the city that rewards us for being early: Since 2011, the theater has been transforming its lobby into on-theme, interactive experiences before each show. Some of these were particularly brilliant, like the chaotic campaign war room complete with interactive whiteboards, phones, and notebooks that accompanied the political comedy The Totalitarians. But each one will ensure that you’ll never be bored while waiting on that friend who won’t show up until five minutes before the show starts.