F.W. Thomas Performances Round Two

Jeff Bagato Mondo DCJeff Bagato speaks about a local Bettie Page fanatic at the last F.W. Thomas Performance.

If you were unlucky enough to NOT have caught the first installment of the F.W. Thomas Performances last month, shame on you. If you miss the second installment this coming Monday then… uh, double shame on you? How does that go again?

The F.W. Thomas Performances is a monthly literary variety show featuring live presentations from area writers, artists and musicians that is hosted by Adam Mazmanian, a writer living in D.C. and a contributor to the Washington City Paper. The series is named for F.W. Thomas (1811-1866), the attorney, novelist, satirist, polemicist, poet, journalist, government employee and a close friend of Edgar Allan Poe who thought it would be a fine idea to use his influence with President Tyler to obtain a government job for Poe.

Due to the success of the last month’s event, the show has now been moved to the main stage at the Warehouse Theater.

The Second Inaugural F.W. Thomas Performances will feature:

Louis Bayard
Author of the forthcoming novel, “The Pale Blue Eye,” and a contributor of reviews and essays to New York Times, the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, reading from his new book.

A. Clark Bedford
Artist and art conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum, presenting excerpts from “William Tecumseh Sherman & The Venus of Willendorf: The Suburban Years.”

Frederic Frommer
Reporter for the Associated Press and author of “The Washington Nationals: 1859 to Today,” discussing the history of Negro League baseball in the nation’s capital.

T.M. Lowery
F.W. Thomas artist-in-residence and creator of the Skeleton Kids, presenting new work.

Mr. James S. Rosen
Fox News Correspondent and author of the forthcoming “The Strong Man: John Mitchell, Nixon and Watergate” will reveal for the first time ever, the secret files of the Planet of the Apes at the May 15 edition of the F.W. Thomas Performances.


The event is being held in the Main Stage at the Warehouse Theater on Monday May 15 at 7:30PM. Admission is only $3. The Warehouse Theater is located at 1017-1021 7th Street NW. It is a short walk from the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro. Phone is (202) 783-3933.

You can see photos of the last show on Mudsugar’s Flickr site.

You can find out more information at the official blog of the F.W. Thomas Performances.