Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot of humor.
Our “homecoming” launches with the Off-Broadway hit comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. Next, we’ll spark joy during the holidays with a run of Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 kicks off with another Tony-winning sensation—the powerful and poignant musical Spring Awakening—followed by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, whose award-winning Ironbound made its world premiere at Round House in 2015. We’ll close the season with THE LOVE/HATE REP, a bespoke juxtaposition of two electrifying comedies in rotating repertory—Big Love, Charles Mee’s contemporary take on a rollicking classic, alongside Hatef*ck, a fiery, new romantic comedy that just premiered Off-Broadway!
The Department of Visual & Performing Arts Presents: GOOD KIDS
By Naomi Iizuka
Friday & Saturday, October 18, 19 ,25 & 26, 2019 @8:00 P.M.
Sunday, October 20 & 27, 2019 @2:00 P.M.
Tickets & Info at: https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac
Students/Faculty and Staff: $5
General Admission: $10
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?
““I wanted to write a play that spoke to issues that were very important to university students right now,” says Iizuka. “Having taught at a number of schools as a guest artist, and now teaching at University of California–San Diego, it seems like the issue of sexual assault—and more importantly, the attitudes and misconceptions that create a climate where sexual assault is prevalent—seemed timely.”
We’re all good kids. Every single one of us.
Disclaimer: The play contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.
Show runs: 85 min
TICKETS on sale NOW!
Our location is central, with free parking and nearby public transportation
In partnership with A Taste for Murder Productions
SteamedPunk! Ventures is due to drop their biggest app yet and energy billows through the office, but it’s not all positive. There’s a kink in the pipes and a few more amongst the staff. Fissures threaten to grow into cracks as the pressure builds. Suppressed jealousies and conflicts threaten to explode. Will the team be able to keep the airship afloat or will the boiler burst before they can safely land?
Guests will enjoy a fun evening with a buffet of sweet treats. A cash bar will be available for those 21 & older. Photo ID required for alcohol sales. Dress up in Victorian/Steampunk attire for a chance to win a prize.
Recommended for ages 15 & up. Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM.
October 26 – November 3, 2019
Performances are Saturdays at 11 AM & 2 PM; Sundays at 1 & 3 PM.
$15 / $12 Youth (age 14 & under)
In partnership with Victorian Lyric Opera Company
On a beautiful day, a caped girl sets off through the woods to visit her ailing grandmother—but she’s not the only one out for a stroll. You know the traditional “Little Red Riding Hood” story. Now see Lambert Hall’s operatic take on the classic folk tale. This production twists life lessons through comedy and drama, set to a score based on the works of Offenbach & Rossini.
Recommended for ages 4 & up.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Arts Barn box office or by contacting the Arts Barn 301-258-6394.
Teatro Lírico of DC’s annual zarzuela production, a beloved classic for the Washington Spanish community. This year, you have a unique opportunity to enjoy a staged production of some of the most lovable number of the Spanish lyric repertoire along with the witty and glamorous zarzuela Chateau Margaux , a rarely produced little jewel with sparkling music and outrageous characters. Orchestra led by Spanish maestro Jose Colomé, soloists, chorus and Ballet Furia Flamenca.
Tolton: From Slave to Priest, the powerful live production performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Church of the Resurrection on Friday, November 1 at 7:30pm.
Meet Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest, in this one-man multimedia performance. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message reconciliation and hope. This riveting drama is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 75 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up.
About Father Tolton: To characterize Fr. Augustus Tolton’s life as remarkable is an understatement. He was born a slave on a Missouri farm in 1854, and his mother risked everything to reach freedom in Illinois with her three small children. After settling in the town of Quincy, Illinois, the family continued to experience hardships and prejudice. In spite of this, he persevered in his deep desire to become a Catholic priest. When every seminary in the United States rejected him, Augustus did not give up, and he was finally ordained in Rome. Upon his return to Illinois, Fr. Tolton worked tirelessly to serve people of all races, especially the former slaves who flocked to Chicago.
Fr. Tolton saw the Catholic Church as the antidote to the discrimination and rejection that he experienced in his own life. “It was the priests of the Church who taught me to pray and to forgive my persecutors,” he said. “We should welcome all people into the Church, not send them away.”
At the young age of 43, Fr. Tolton died after collapsing from heat exhaustion in Chicago. Now his cause for sainthood is moving forward, as more and more people are beginning to recognize the humble perseverance, courage, and compassion of this extraordinary man.
Admission will be a free-will offering.
About the Actor: Jim Coleman is excited and honored to be playing the role of Father Tolton. Having appeared in more than 50 national commercials, Jim is best known for his role of Roger Parker in the hit Nickelodeon show My Brother and Me.
“Father Tolton’s story needs to be told,” says Coleman. “As a black man, this very important part of history is something that I want the world to hear about. I truly feel blessed to be the one to share Father Augustus Tolton with all who will listen!”
Jim and his wife Robin reside in Florida; they are the proud parents of six children.
Oscar Wilde once wrote that the secret to life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. In his one-man show, Labor of Love (LOL), Kourosh Taie will take you on a magical journey where comedy, magic and mentalism collide to create a tour de force of elegant deceptions and spellbinding entertainment.
Recommended for ages 15 & up. Performance will be taped for distribution.