Season 65

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NATIVE GARDENS
JULY 2022
8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23
By KAREN ZACARIAS

Directed by CHRISTINE CRAWFIS

It’s true. You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and Tania, his pregnant wife, have purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. An impending barbeque and a disagreement over a fence line soon spiral into an all-out border dispute.

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com

“The difference between a flower and a weed … is a judgement.”


THE BOOK OF WILL
SEPTEMBER 2022
9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
By LAUREN GUNDERSON

Directed by ANDREW KARL

William Shakespeare’s been dead for three years. His friends and fellow actors miss him and his beautiful plays. When a pirated, badly botched Hamlet (“To be or not to be, there’s the point…”), they realize Shakespeare’s lines are disappearing into the forgetful memory of time. They need a book—a definitive copy of his original plays, but to make one, they have to battle an unscrupulous publisher, a boozy poet, and their own mortality. Lauren Gunderson’s look at Shakespeare’s First Folio is a lively, funny, poignant love letter to theatre and the printed word.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
NOVEMBER 2022
4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
By EDWARD ALBEE

Directed by ANNA MARIE PAOLERCIO

Edward Albee’s award-winning Who’s  Afraid  of  Virginia Woolf? is considered a masterwork of American drama, with dazzling language and unforgettable characters. There is no dysfunctional stage couple quite like George and Martha. The funny and darkly unsettling duo welcomes you into their living room, along with the young couple Honey and Nick. Lean in to the titillating shock and awe of this masterpiece of modern American Theatre, whose characters were just as radical, hilarious, and unforgettable then as they are today.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“I like your anger. I think that’s what I like the best about you … your anger.” MARTHA, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF

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IT’S ONLY A PLAY
FEBRUARY 2023
3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18
By TERRENCE MCNALLY

Directed by KIT COLBOURN

The producers, the playwrights, the reviewers, and the stars. A Broadway opening night party in a stylish NYC apartment brings together a cacophony of characters, with an armload of wit, warmth, and winter coats! It’s Only A Play is a laugh-out- loud love letter to the resilience of live theatre, and an homage to the people that — even when things seem impossible — believe that the marquee will be lit again, and the show must go on.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“Dim the lights, get ready for curtain, and remember, ‘Whatever happens tonight, it’s only a play.’”


A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
MAY 2023
5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Book by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART
Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Directed by DAVID RINGWOOD

Stephen Sondheim’s   Tony   Award-winning   musical   comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a story with shenanigans, hijinks, and tomfoolery as a lowly servant endeavors to scheme his way to freedom in this antic romp through Rome with desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and scandalous secrets behind every toga. The plot twists with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This joyous romp of a musical will have you dancing in the aisles with the infectious energy of slapstick and vaudeville!

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

“This Broadway musical is as timeless as comedy itself!” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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