Subscriptions are still on sale for Quotidian Theatre Company’s 16th season: The Iceman Cometh, an eighteen-actor masterwork by award-winning American author Eugene O’Neill (Long Day’s Journey into Night, Hughie, Ah! Wilderness); Faith Healer, an intimate and visceral three-person narrative by influential European dramatist Brian Friel (Dancing at Lughnasa, Afterplay); and the U.S. premiere of The Veil, a Gothic thriller by the company’s favorite living playwright, Conor McPherson (The Birds, Shining City, The Seafarer, Port Authority, Dublin Carol, The Weir).
The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
October 25 – November 24, 2013
Quotidian opens its 16th season with The Iceman Cometh, a rarely-performed masterpiece by Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O’Neill that The New York Times calls a “tough, loquacious, magnificent play”. In a shabby New York barroom and hotel in 1912, the down-and-out await their salvation; the charismatic salesman Hickey is due for a visit, and he usually provides good cheer, dirty jokes, and free drinks. When Hickey arrives this time, however, he’s a changed man, and he brings with him a sobering truth that his old friends don’t want to hear. O’Neill’s ambitious ensemble piece wrestles with the necessity of pipe dreams — the lies we tell ourselves to make it through each day.
Director: Michael Avolio.
Artistic Adviser: Bill Largess.
Faith Healer by Brian Friel
April 25 – May 25, 2014
Brian Friel’s landmark play Faith Healer has had a profound effect on playwrights throughout the world. The title character, Frank Hardy, is an Irish faith healer who travels through England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with his spouse Grace and his Cockney manager Teddy, performing his “gift,” which sometimes fails him. Through a series of monologues, the audience learns the details of a man whose life is fraught with deception and self-denial, and the effect on those most loyal to him.
“One of those rare works of art audiences are destined to recall as a deeply personal experience. A powerful piece of writing.” – The New York Times
Director: Laura Giannarelli.
The Veil by Conor McPherson
The U.S. Premiere Production
July 18 – August 17, 2014
Quotidian is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Veil, which debuted in 2011 at London’s National Theatre. Set in a haunted mansion in rural Ireland in 1822, surrounded by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time.
“An atmospheric and haunting tale of lost souls.” – Evening Standard
“Imagine a Chekhov play full of ghosts and things that go bump in the night and you will get some idea of Conor McPherson’s strange and fitfully entertaining drama The Veil.” – The Telegraph
Director: Jack Sbarbori.
Subscriptions are on sale for this incredible 2013-2014 season. At only $60, a Quotidian subscription is a savings of 50% off regular ticket price!
Subscribe by October 31st and get:
– As much as $30 off regular ticket prices (single tickets: $30, $25 for students and seniors)
– Reserved seats upon request
– A subscription pass good for any performance
– One bring-a-friend-free ticket (a $30 value)
How to subscribe:
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Quotidian Theatre Company
5705 Brewer House Circle, #202
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Subscription offer ends October 31, 2013!
Quotidian Theatre Company’s mission is to find truth and beauty in the everyday, presenting plays in an understated and impressionistic style, relying on piercingly truthful acting and no-frills storytelling. By providing realistic situations and dialogue, Quotidian lets audiences witness events as if over a backyard fence or through an open window, thus illuminating the depth and dignity of ordinary human experience.
“Quotidian hasn’t chosen its name by accident; it produces plays in which God is in the details.” – D.C. Theatre Scene
Est. 1998 in Bethesda, MD outside Washington, D.C.
Thanks to our gracious donors, we at Quotidian Theatre Company are able to produce a particular kind of theatre — stories rooted in everyday life that hold up the human experience and let us see it in some new light, from some new perspective, or through the eyes of classic authors. Donors make it all possible. Every donation of any size counts, both as an affirmation of what we’re trying to do with our understated style and play selection, and as a vital source of real financial support. As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, contributions to Quotidian Theatre Company, Inc., may be deducted for income tax purposes. Click here to visit our donation page!