AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP to Open Forum Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season, 9/5-28

Forum Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season will begin with Agnes Under The Big Top, from playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by Forum's Artistic Director, Michael Dove (Holly Down in Heaven, Church, Mad Forest, Scorched, Angels In America: Perestroika) September 5 - September 28, 2013.

Through Forum Theatre's new Forum for All initiative all walk-up tickets are Pay What You Want. A limited number of advance sale tickets will be available to each show online or by phone.

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In an American city, to the sound of the subway, six lives intersect in this comic adventure about immigrant life in America. A Liberian nurse, a Bulgarian one-time ringmaster and his wife, an Indian subway driver trainee, a nomadic busker, and a bedridden woman pursue dreams, peace, and a place in this strange new world.

Cast includes Joy Jones, Annie Houston* (bobrauschenbergamerica), Nora Achrati* (Church), Ed Christian (The Language Archive), Jon Jon Johnson, and Jason Glass.

"It's about all that good storytelling stuff: How to deal with one another, how to overcome life's biggest challenges, how to define oneself." said Dove. "To do a play like this, in a community as diverse as Silver Spring, is amazing. I can't wait for this play to bring the community together in a conversation about immigrant life and how we define the American Dream."

Creative team includes scenic designer Steven Royal, costume designer Chelsey Schuller, lighting designer Katie McCreary, sound designer Thomas Sowers*, properties designer Patti Kalil*, dramaturg Laura Esti Miller, stage manager Maggie Clifton, and assistant director Jecamiah Ybanez.

Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM with an additional show Monday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM.

Open Forum discussions will follow all Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening performances.

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