The Washington Stage Guild - A Season of Dreams for 2013 - 2014

10.31 – 11.24 / 2013

A time-twisting look at Van Gogh and his legacies, both real and fake, as a contemporary young painter is hired to forge a lost painting, but then must justify his decisions to Vincent himself. The area premiere of the popular American playwright Dietz’s play.

By Steven Dietz
Directed by Steven Carpenter

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso


1.2 – 2.9 / 2014

The DC area premiere of the London hit – Famed art critic Bernard Berenson is trying to ignore the approach of WWII in his villa outside Florence, when the arrival of the dealer who sold many of the works now in the National Gallery, sparks a battle royal over a Renaissance painting that Andrew Mellon might buy– but only if it’s by the right artist.
EXTENDED TO Sunday, February 9, featuring David Bryan Jackson, Conrad Feininger and Jewell Robinson

By Simon Gray
Directed by Laura Giannarelli

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Oscar Wilde


2.20 – 3.22 / 2014

A masterwork by Shaw, who examines the human life-span in a series of comic episodes that take us from the Garden of Eden to “as far as thought can reach” in the distant future. One of the first works of science fiction ever put on stage, with GBS’ celebrated wit and a touch of satire. The first installment this season begins an exciting, multi-year cycle of productions of Shaw’s landmark culminating with our 30th anniversary.
EXTENDED TO Saturday, March 22, featuring Conrad Feininger, Laura Giannarelli, Brit Herring, Lynn Steinmetz, Vincent Clark, Michael Avolio, and Nora Palka

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Bill Largess

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.

Anatole France


4.24 – 5.18 /2014

A pair of oddly matched roommates must cope with the real world, and each other, as they try to prove they can cope with everyday life. Despite the challenges of their lives, poetry becomes the lifeline that makes independence possible. The DC premiere of a touching, humorous, and offbeat comedy.
Featuring Bill Largess
In adaptation by Axel Hellstenius in collaboration with Petter Næss
English adaptation by Simon Bent

Based on a novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen
Directed by Kasi Campbell

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

G.K. Chesterton


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