Washington Stage Guild starts its 30th season with Tiny Island by Michael Hollinger from October 1-25
Washington Stage Guild kicks off the 2015-2016 season with the area premiere of Tiny Island by Michael Hollinger. It’s 1983, and two estranged sisters tussle over the fate of their family’s decaying movie palace. The video store across the street is expanding, and cable television is on the rise as Hazel and Muriel try to deal with the theatre’s uncertain future and their own troubled past. Hollinger, the author of previous Stage Guild hits Incorruptible, Opus, Red Herring, and An Empty Plate At The Cafe du Grand Boeuf, puts his gift for rhythm and counterpoint into the sisters’ dialogue as they spar and reminisce, and try not to face facts about each other and themselves. Five-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Bill Largess, artistic director of the Stage Guild, will direct.
David Mavricos: (Mike, Norm)
Having arrived in DC by way of Massachusetts and New York, David has performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the New London Barn Playhouse, MaineStage Shakespeare, and many others.
Laura Giannarelli:Lynn Steinmetz: (Hazel)
Over the past 30-plus years, Stage Guild audiences have known Lynn as various English ladies, Irish lasses, Southern belles, saucy maids, a queen or two, doting mothers, dotty mothers, the first mother, and a mischievous ghost.
Laura Giannarelli: (Muriel)
Laura is a founding member of the Stage Guild, has been in many, many plays here and around town over the past twenty nine years. An award-winning narrator for the Library of Congress “Talking Books” program, she has narrated over 900 titles and counting.
Nora Ashrati: (Young Muriel, Brenda)
Nora Achrati is an actor, voice artist and teaching artist who has performed with Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, Constellation Theatre and The Hub, among others.