Washington Stage Guild to Present BACK TO METHUSELAH, PART ONE, 2/20-3/16

Vincent Clark will return to the Stage Guild as Lubin, having performed in Pygmalion, The Apple Cart, Augustus Does His Bit, Press Cuttings, Fanny's First Play, On the Rocks, Major Barbara, Too True to Be Good, Heartbreak House, Man and Superman, and John Bull's Other Island, all by G.B. Shaw. Michael Avolio plays Dr. Conrad Barnabas and previously acted at the Stage Guild in The Elder Statesman, The Apple Cart, and Red Herring. A company member of Quotidian Theatre Company, he directed The Iceman Cometh there last fall and will be seen in the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson's The Veil this summer. And finishing off the cast as "Savvy" (short for Savage!) is Nora Palka who appeared in Pygmalion at the Stage Guild. She has also appeared at the Kennedy Center TYA, Signature Theatre, and Studio Theatre 2nd Stage.

Shirong Gu will design the Setting, Basmah Alomar Costumes, Marianne Meadows Lights and Frank DiSalvo, Jr. will do Sound. Arthur Nordlie is the Stage Manager.

BACK TO METHUSELAH: IN THE BEGINNING & THE GOSPEL OF THE FAMILY BARNABAS

by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Bill Largess

February 20 to March 16, 2014

Press Night: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8 pm

A masterwork of gargantuan proportions, a cycle of plays rarely performed since its premiere in the 20s. Shaw examines the human life-span in a series of comic episodes that take us from the Garden of Eden to "as far as thought can reach" in the distant future. One of the first works of science fiction ever put on stage, with GBS' celebrated wit and a touch of satire. The first installment this season begins an ambitious, multi-year cycle of productions of Shaw's landmark in anticipation of our 30th anniversary.

And don't forget our special Free Reading!

THE DIARY OF ADAM & EVE by Mark Twain

The great American humorist's look at the Garden of Eden!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7 pm - PWYC


Performance times and prices for all productions:
Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. $40.00
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. $50.00
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. $40.00
Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, and groups.
Season passes are available, offering incredible savings for the entire Stage Guild season.

Location for all performances:
The Undercroft Theatre of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Undercroft Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Washington, on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 9th Street, NW. It's steps from the Convention Center, and blocks from the National Mall, the Smithsonian, the Verizon Center, Chinatown, and restaurants galore!

The Undercroft Theatre is within easy walking distance from the following Metro stations:
Gallery Place/Chinatown-Exit SE corner of 9th and G Sts., NW (Green, Yellow and Red lines)
Mt. Vernon Square-Exit SW corner of 7th and M Sts, NW (Green and Yellow lines)
Metro Center-Exit SE corner of 11th and G Sts., NW (Blue, Red and Orange lines)

For information and reservations, call 240 582-0050, email info@stageguild.org or go to www.stageguild.org.

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