Round House Theatre to Present SEMINAR, 2/5-3/2

Round House Theatre launches the 2014 portion of its Bethesda season with Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck's hit comedy Seminar. This area premiere reunites longtime Round House favorites director Jerry Whiddon and actor Marty Lodge, who have previously worked together on some of the company's most popular and acclaimed productions. This fast, funny, and smart new comedy runs February 5 thru March 2. Press night is Monday, February 10, 2014.

There's no such thing as an "easy A" in this class! Writing turns into a contact sport and laughter abounds in this Broadway hit. Four aspiring young novelists sign up for a private class with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored. They came for a class in writing and got a lesson in survival.

The New York Times hailed Seminar's "big laughs" and added that it is "an authentic rush of pleasure." Time Out New York called it "sexy, savvy and uproarious" while Variety raved that it is "enormously entertaining." The New York Post noted, "Rebeck hits plenty of bull's-eyes, so sit back and enjoy the ride."

Jerry Whiddon and Marty Lodge have a long history of working together at Round House. Jerry Whiddon was one of the company's founders and served as Producing Artistic Director for 20 years. Marty Lodge was an Associate Artist at Round House for many years, appearing in over 30 plays. Together, Jerry and Marty worked on 15 Round House productions, including Love and Anger, The Pavilion, The Weir, Our Town, Three Days of Rain, Uncle Vanya, Jack & Jill, The Rehearsal, Travels with My Aunt, Nora, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Dog Logic, Two Rooms, The Swan, and The Misanthrope.

In addition to Lodge, the cast also includes Katie deBuys (Round House Theatre debut), Laura C. Harris (RHT's Amadeus, 26 Miles, and Young Robin Hood), Tom Story (Next Fall), and Alexander Strain (Glengarry Glen Ross, Next Fall, My Name is Asher Lev, and Lord of the Flies).

Seminar tickets range in price from $10 to $45 and may be purchased by calling 240.644.1100, by ordering online at, or at the Round House box office. Round House Theatre is located at 4545 East-West Highway, one block from Wisconsin Avenue and the Bethesda station on Metro's Red Line.

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