Articles Tagged With: The Writer’s Center

Port Authority at Quotidian Theatre Company

If you long for a simpler time, you’re not alone. In that
simpler time— in those days— you just spoke to people. Nowadays it’s all
digital, no one really knows how to connect. If you’re longing to connect with
nostalgia, or traipse lazily down memory lane— not your own, of course, but one
perhaps like it? Then Quotidian Theatre Company offers up a fine ghost of a
different past for this haunting autumnal season. Putting Conor McPherson’s Port
Authority
on their stage as the final production of the 2019 calendar year,

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The Gulf at Peter’s Alley

In the program for the Peter’s
Alley production of Audrey Cefaly’s The Gulf, the director’s note begins
with a quote from the playwright: “…Audiences want to fall in love. But people
don’t fall in love with plot. They fall in love with people.” It’s a
sentiment the show’s director, Aly B. Ettman, obviously shares, and it’s a
sentiment that clearly informs both Cefaly’s script and Ettman’s direction.

Anna Fagan (left) as Betty and Jasmine Brooks (right) as Kendra in The Gulf.Amanda N.

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The Mollusc at Quotidian Theatre Company

It is extraordinary, the amount of force and pressure a
mollusk will exert to do nothing. Surely it would be easier to do something.
Don’t be a mollusk. Do something. And by something, I mean venture out to
Quotidian Theatre Company’s production of Hubert Henry Davies’ The Mollusc directed
by Jack Sbarbori.

(L to R) Emily H. Gilson as Miss Roberts, Marnie Kanarek as Mrs. Baxter, Brendan Murray as Tom Kemp, and Craig Houk as Mr. Baxter in The Mollusc. Photo: Steve LaRocqueSteve LaRocque (L to R) Emily H. Gilson as Miss Roberts, Marnie Kanarek as Mrs. Baxter,

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Ghost-Writer at Quotidian Theatre Company

“The waiting is part of the work. One never knows when the
words will come.” The words may be Michael Hollinger’s from his play Ghost-Writer, but they are in fact
relatable to anyone who has ever tried their hand or pen or keys (of any
vintage) at writing. A mysteriously intriguing ghost story springs to life on
the stage of The Writer’s Center in Bethesda as resident theatre Quotidian
Theatre Company opens their 2019 calendar season with its production.

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Review: The Night Alive at Quotidian Theatre Company

What if life is just going round and round in a place where there is no time? A dense notion applied to the logic of living when it comes to Conor McPherson’s new work The Night Alive now debuting at Quotidian Theatre Company. Directed by Jack Sbarbori, this darkened Irish drama is a cross-sectional of the struggle of life for everyday ordinary people explored through curious circumstances that unfold in the wee hours of the night.

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Review: Maytag Virgin at Quotidian Theatre Company

The smartest thing you can ever learn is that you don’t have all the answers. Not to life, not to death, not to love. In a strikingly beautiful and evocative world premier work, playwright Audrey Cefaly debuts her new play Maytag Virgin at Quotidian Theatre Company as a part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Directed by Cefaly, this two-person heartwarming tale explores how fragile human life can be, and how even among the shattered debris of ruined life true beauty can be found.

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