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Anacostia Playhouse proclaims tenth season


Anacostia Playhouse, beneath the management of Govt Inventive Director Stephawn Stephens,  introduced its 2023 season. The centerpieces of the Playhouse’s tenth season are the DC premiere of Breakthrough by Verna Craighead Inexperienced and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night time, Mom by Marsha Norman.

‘night time, Mom, by Marsha Norman (Secret Backyard, The Colour Purple), is the story of a girl pushed to her breaking level. This mother-daughter drama fearlessly explores denial, silence, and despair. The present runs from April 19 – Could 14, 2023.

Breakthrough, by Verna Craighead Inexperienced, is a recent Gospel musical a couple of younger man who should resolve between the church’s draw and the road’s draw. Will he make the precise choice? The present runs from July 5 – 30, 2023.

Along with these two major stage productions, the Playhouse’s season options the Theater After Darkish, First Look, and Friday Evening Reside collection, in addition to the New Works/New Voices play pageant — all celebrating this season’s theme: We’re Household!

Stephawn Stephens, government creative director, Anacostia Playhouse, stated, “The pandemic precipitated us to overlook particular events, alternatives to collect with our household and pals, and also you, our patrons. We contemplate you a part of our household. With the transition of management and re-imagining the Anacostia Playhouse is increasing its scope of programming. Within the phrases of that fashionable tune from Dreamgirls, ‘We’re a household like a large tree, rising stronger, rising wiser. We’re rising free!’ We’re bringing you thought-provoking creative expressions that resonate with the neighborhood during which the Anacostia Playhouse thrives.”

In December, the Playhouse will search new performs for its fourth annual New Voices New Works Play Competition. The pageant will characteristic new 10-minute performs based mostly on this yr’s theme: “Love will make you do proper/make you do improper.” Performances will probably be on April 24, Could 1, and Could 8, 2023.

The productions of Breakthrough and ‘night time, Mom are made doable with assist from The DC Fee for the Arts and Humanities. For extra details about the season and to purchase tickets, go to anacostiaplayhouse.com.

Season Particulars

New Voices New Works Play Competition
April 24, Could 1, and Could 8, 2023

Anacostia Playhouse’s annual play pageant options new and non-produced 10-minute performs for its annual new works collection. Chosen playwrights can have the chance to work with an expert director and actors to arrange their 10-minute performs for a staged studying. This yr’s theme is “Love will make you do proper/make you do improper.” The Playhouse will start accepting submissions in December.

All performances are at 7 p.m.
Ticket Worth:  Pay What You Can

Pulitzer Prize-Successful Drama
‘night time, Mom
By Marsha Norman
April 19 – Could 14, 2023

On a seemingly regular night, we meet Thelma Cates, an ageing mom and widow, who lives along with her daughter, Jessie. When Jessie confesses she plans to kill herself along with her father’s outdated revolver, the 2 construct a bond that adjustments their lives ceaselessly.

Efficiency Instances
Wednesday – Friday: 7 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m.
Ticket Costs
$35 – $50

DC Premiere
Breakthrough
By Verna Craighead Inexperienced
July 5 – 30, 2023

Breakthrough is a recent Gospel musical manufacturing a couple of younger man who should resolve between the draw of the church and the draw of the streets. Pablo’s journey of misfortune and excessive jinks along with his crew leads him down the trail of self-discovery. He finally should face the consequence of his selections. Will he make the precise choice?

Efficiency Instances
Wednesday – Friday: 7 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m.
Ticket Costs
$35 – $50

About Anacostia Playhouse
Based in 2012, the Anacostia Playhouse (Playhouse) is a devoted arts middle positioned within the Anacostia Historic District of Washington, D.C. The Playhouse’s mission is to deliver arts performances, reveals, and instruction to the Anacostia neighborhood, and to supply a venue for native artists to carry out and show their work. For extra details about Anacostia Playhouse, go to anacostiaplayhouse.com/.

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