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Maytag Virgin by Audrey Cefaly

World Premiere - Opens October 2, 2015


QTC's Exciting New 2015-16 Season kicks off with the world premiere of Audrey Cefaly's MAYTAG VIRGIN (QTC's entry in the Women's Voices Theater Festival) directed by Audrey Cefaly and featuring Gillian Shelty and Will Hardy. Tickets

$10 Preview Performance, Thursday, October 1, at 8pm. Pay at the door.


This Lime Tree Bower

This Lime Tree Bower - 
        Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.
Michael Avolio, Chris Stinson, and David Mavricos - Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.

"The three storytellers in Quotidian Theatre Company’s “This Lime Tree Bower” spin Conor McPherson’s Irish tale with low-key confidence. This 100-minute show — a string of interlocked monologues from three men — nicely captures the wry caper quality of McPherson’s early play. Director Jack Sbarbori creates a simple fish-and-chip shop set at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, but the atmosphere really comes from McPherson’s characters. They tell tales that gradually overlap, starting with young Joe (Chris Stinson), who carries on about a friend of his. Brother Frank (David Mavricos) gets mixed up with the local mob, while friend Ray (Michael Avolio) teaches philosophy but always seems to be on a bender. The lads unwind their long sagas directly to us and to each other: It’s a personable approach. You grow to like Stinson’s naive shine as Joe, Avolio’s low murmur and subversive humor as the snarky academic Ray, and Mavricos’s jumpy energy as Frank. These actors ride the current of McPherson’s thoughtful, funny plot with laid-back ease." Read the full review.

-Nelson Pressley - The Washington Post

"Not as well known or as often produced as Conor McPherson’s later works The Weir, Port Authority or Shining City, this superb production of This Lime Tree Bower is every bit as worthy, in the custody of Quotidian Theatre Company, which has become the best stage to experience McPherson’s plays in the Washington, D.C. area." Read the full review.

-Roy Maurer - DC Theatre

"Joe (Chris Stinson), the youngest, Catholic-school scrubbed, hair barely there and brushed back, fresh and dapper in light-gray slacks, white shirt, and navy v-neck sweater with school patch at the upper left (costumes uncredited), begins the first of what will be a series of uninterrupted monologues lasting up to 15 minutes or more. Do not, by any means, allow this to put you off. The skill of the writing, the acting and the directing will keep you riveted, like a suspenseful campfire story or bedtime tale." Read the full review.

-Leslie Weisman -  DC Metro

A Sneak Peek at our 2015-2016 Season

Maytag Virgin
written and directed by Audrey Cefaly

Part of the landmark event: DC Women’s Voices Festival
More info:
Oct 2 – Nov 1, 2015

Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes
directed by Laura Giannarelli
Apr 29 – May 29, 2016

An original adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s
classic love storyThe Lady with the Little Dog

directed by Stephanie Mumford
Jul 8 – Aug 7, 2016

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