1. Ironbound at Round House Theatre.
“…a well written script; superb acting and a high-end production all helmed by the immensely talented director Daniella Topol.” – Elliot Lanes.
Synopsis: In a world where even the ugly jobs are gone, hard-working Polish immigrant Darja is done dating cheaters and dreamers. It’s time to look out for herself and the only thing that matters more—her son. Over the course of three relationships spanning 22 years, Darja must decide how hard she’s willing to fight for what she loves most. From rising star Martyna Majok comes a new play brimming with humor, wit, and a lot of heart.
2. Ragtime: The Musical at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
“…an unforgettable story about the American dream… I encourage anyone who has a dream to make time to see ‘Ragtime.’ – Mark Beachy.
Synopsis: Ragtime is a world and a society encapsulated in the three families of E.L. Doctorow’s tale: one upper middle class WASP, one European-Jewish immigrant, and one Black who is a generation removed from slavery.
Called by Time Magazine “A triumph for the stage.” This acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.
3. Friendship Betrayed at WSC Avant Bard.
“With a saucy love letter, some lost molars, and a couple of nun impersonators, Friendship Betrayed takes the adage, “sisters before misters” to a whole new level.” – Kaley Beins.
Synopsis: A comic masterpiece by Spanish playwright María de Zayas y Sotomayor about what happens to women’s friendships in the pursuit of men. It’s like a 17-century “Sex and the City” that could have been written yesterday. Director Kari Ginsburg sets Friendship Betrayed in the Roaring Twenties—a time when women had just won the vote and were giving their new-found sexual freedom a spin.
4. Now Comes the Night at 1st Stage.
“Clearly written, sharp and witty, brilliantly staged and beautifully acted…” – Jennifer Minich.
Synopsis: In this world premiere, American journalist Michael Après has been released after being held hostage for 18 months in Iraq. Michael’s close colleague and friend, however, begins to suspect that Michael isn’t free yet. An explosive television interview puts their friendship to the test as secrets, lies, and betrayals haunt both men. When one last opportunity to be a hero presents itself; they are determined to take it. But at what cost? This world premiere production by award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis is 1st Stage’s exciting contribution to the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
5. Inheritance Canyon by Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
“…if you want a crisp and modern script, great lines, strong characters, and a fascinating and unpredictable story all wrapped up in hilarity, this is the show for you.” – Heather Hill.
Synopsis: Survivors of a mysterious disaster face their greatest enemies — themselves — as they struggle for meaning within the restrictions of their new lives as government guinea pigs. Trapped in a canyon full of unexplainable anomalies, their desires threaten the very fabric of time and space.