Performances.

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



10.30 – 11.30 / 2014

A divorced couple wrangles over their college-bound son’s future, and while the boy’s life is about to change, he and his mother undergo perplexing changes themselves. The bonds of a family some would call broken, expressed in David Marshall Grant’s sharp and pointed dialogue, make this Off-Broadway hit a funny, touching success. EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, 11/30


Directed by Kasi Campbell



My mother’s a Jew, my Father’s a WASP. I feel nothing, but I feel guilty about it.

David Marshall Grant,
Pen

in-praise-of-love

1.1 – 1.25 / 2015

A seemingly fractured family whose ties to each other are deeper than any of them realize find that sometimes, unkindness is the kindest thing. Rattigan, the author of The Winslow Boy and Separate Tables, is characteristically witty in this play based on the marriage of Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall, one of the early hits at the Kennedy Center.


Directed by Laura Giannarelli

The English vice is not flagellation or pederasty, it’s our refusal to admit to our emotions.

Terence Rattigan,
In Praise of Love

Back-to-Methusela

2.19 – 3.15 / 2015

Shaw 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’s celebrated wit and a touch of satire. The second installment this season takes us 250 years into the future, then 3000 years beyond that! This multi-year cycle of productions of Shaw’s landmark will culminate in our 30th anniversary in 2016.


Directed by Bill Largess

You do not make vows until death when death is three hundred years off.”

George Bernard Shaw,
Back to Methuselah

Elling

4.23 – 5.17 / 2015

A comedy of (bad) manners from the 1920s, in which two wealthy women want to get married and have chosen their prospective husbands, but insist on trying the merchandise on before making the deal. Lonsdale’s biting wit sparkles as his characters match and mismatch in this once-hugely popular play, not seen in DC for decades.

A dinner party lasts two hours; marriage has been known to last two years.”

Frederick Lonsdale,
On Approval

 

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