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    Private: Pan Pan Theatre Company: All That Fall


    Wed, Dec 19, 2012 - Sun, Dec 23, 2012

    A radio play by Samuel Beckett-a multilayered composition of voices that can be experienced as a black comedy, a murder mystery, a cryptic literary riddle, or a quasi-musical score.

    John Hodgman: That Is All

    The Bell House


    Fri, Dec 21, 2012, 7:00 pm

    December 21, 2012: the last day of the Mayan long count calendar. Many have prophesied that this day marks doom--will the earth perish in flame and flood? Not even John Hodgman, The Daily Show's resident expert, knows for sure, but he will perform what is likely to be the last night of comedy entertainment ever.