Washington Stage Guild Unveils 2018-19 Season

A ghostly mystery, a witty comedy-drama, a poignant romance, and a sassy revisiting of a world classic: The Washington Stage Guild's 2018-2019 season offers four new productions never before seen in the DC area.

"The Washington Stage Guild is starting a new chapter this year, our 33rd season, and so we are celebrating that with new plays," says Artistic Director Bill Largess. "Our trademark repertoire of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit are well represented by today's writers, and these four plays prove that we're in a great period of playwriting. It's exciting to bring their work to our audiences!"

The Washington Stage Guild 2018-2019 Season:

SUMMERLAND by Arlitia Jones
Directed by Kasi Campbell
September 27-October 21, 2018

Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a spirit photographer with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation sees many turning to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A city official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story. An Area Premiere.

ALL SAVE ONE by Greg Jones Ellis
Directed by Carl Randolph
November 15 through December 9, 2018

Set in Hollywood 1950, this witty comedy-drama reveals what goes on behind closed doors when a world-famous writer, his actress wife and his longtime "secretary" arrive from England only to have their comfortable household disrupted by the arrival of a handsome young priest and a film producer with a secret of his own. Add a malicious young blackmailer, and this glimpse into how Hollywood dealt with private lives is by turns darkly funny and emotionally powerful. A World Premiere.

GULF VIEW DRIVE by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Bill Largess
January 17 through February 10, 2019

The New Year will bring back the star-crossed lovers Raleigh and May, whose courtship and marriage formed the basis of the Washington Stage Guild's productions of Last Train to Nibroc and See Rock City. Raleigh and May have now been married for years and his success as a writer has allowed them to move away from Kentucky. But Kentucky, in the form of their families, follows them to Florida, as both mothers (played once again by Washington Stage Guild favorites Lynn Steinmetz and Laura Giannarelli) have moved in with them! Social changes offer the couple a surprising challenge-and opportunity. Returning in their roles as May and Raleigh are Lexi Langs and Wood Van Meter. An Area Premiere.

Directed by Steven Carpenter
March 21 through April 14, 2019

A "boisterously funny" (LA Times) modern reimagining of Ibsen's notorious schemer. It's not easy being one of the most influential characters in modern drama, especially knowing you have to die at the end of every performance. What would happen if you simply refused to play along? And what would the other characters do? An Area Premiere.

2018-2019 Season Passes are available now. Each Pass gives the recipient four admissions that can be used any way: all four at once; two for one show, two for another; or one for each production. BUY TICKETS NOW


  • Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm $50.00
  • Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm $60.00
  • Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm $50.00
  • Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, and groups.
  • Season passes are available, offering incredible savings for the entire Washington Stage Guild season.

The Undercroft Theatre of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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!

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