Season 2024-2025

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Fall 2024


An Opera by Derrick Wang
September 5 – 15, 2024

Scalia/Ginsburg is an operatic comedy by composer-librettist Derrick Wang, hailed as “a dream come true” by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It tells the story of the friendship between the notorious RBG and her fierce judicial opponent Antonin Scalia through the lens of their shared love of opera. What better way to tell of this unlikely bond across political lines than through the art form they both adored?

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

by Selina Fillinger
October 4 – 20, 2024

The fate of the free world is put into question by an ill-timed four-letter word uttered by the Commander in Chief. Enter: seven brilliant and beleaguered women in the West Wing, fighting tooth and nail to keep this PR nightmare from becoming a global catastrophe. This raucous new play arrives just in time for election season!


by Joe Landry
November 29 – December 15, 2024

This beloved holiday film comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of five performers who bring dozens of characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve before an angel intervenes.

Spring 2025


by Seamus Heaney
January 30 – February 9, 2025

Odysseus seeks out the banished Philoctetes in hopes of gaining a strategic advantage for the Greeks in their prolonged siege of Troy, enlisting the son of Achilles in an elaborate deception to steal a weapon of immense power. But in the conflict between private and public morality, do the ends justify the means? This ancient text by the greatest of Greek dramatists finds new urgency in this adaptation by Irish poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.


by Karen Zacarías
February 28 – March 16, 2025

Well-intentioned neighbors become feuding enemies when cultures and gardens clash. Pablo is a rising attorney and Tania is a doctoral candidate. With their first child on the way, they purchase a home next to Frank and Virginia, an established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a sensitive conflict over a property line quickly spirals into an all-out border dispute!


by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell (based on the book by John D’Agata & Jim Fingal)
April 18 – May 4, 2025

An eager intern at a top literary magazine is given a career-making assignment – fact-checking a new work by a celebrated essayist. The only problem is, most of the facts in the essay are embellished, adjusted, or just plain made up! Details wrestle with truth when the intern travels thousands of miles to confront the essayist, with the deadline looming. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.