“We declare you a terrorist…”

April 07, 2022 to - May 08, 2022
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Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway,
Bethesda, 20814, MD , US

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Phone: 240.644.1100



“We declare you a terrorist…”

By Tim J. Lord Directed by Ryan Rilette & Jared Mezzocchi

APR 7 – MAY 8, 2022 | World Premiere
Moscow, 2002: halfway through Putin’s first official term as president. After he brutally crushes a rebellion in the territory of Chechnya, a group of Chechen insurgents hijack a blockbuster musical and take the entire audience of nearly 800 people—including the playwright—hostage. Based on the real events of the Dubrovka Theater hostage crisis, “We declare you a terrorist…” follows the playwright as he comes to terms with that tragic night at the theatre. This taut political thriller is brought to life through live theatre and film by codirectors Ryan Rilette and Jared Mezzocchi, the team behind the runaway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. (Part of the National Capital New Play Festival.)