Our 35th Anniversary Season: 2023 – 2024!

Bold productions that will transport you to Europe and beyond

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by Franz Kafka (Germany)

Directed by Gabriele Jakobi (Germany)

European Tour! | Aug. 4 – 27 Edinburgh Fringe | Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 Ukraine Fringe

Red Peter the ape is captured in Africa, caged on a ship, and tortured by sailors. He evolves to behave and speak like a human and devises an escape. Later, he presents details of his vile captivity to a top scientific Academy. Explore the free will, animal rights and life’s meaning in this wild tale by the existential master, Franz Kafka.

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Strong Wind

by Jon Fossee (Norway)

Directed by Robert McNamara (USA / DC)

US Premiere! | Preview: Nov. 2 | Performances: Nov. 3 – 26, 2023

In this tragicomic tale, a man who has been away a long time peers out the window of the flat he shares with his wife. But is this still his home ... and is this still his life? Or, does he belong to the past—a spectator of his own abyss? Playwright Jon Fosse is the most performed living writer in Europe—and the 2010 winner of the coveted Ibsen Award. See this surreal play Fosse describes as "a haunted man’s scenic poem".

DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, WDC 20009

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The Last Drop

by John Shand (Australia)

Directed by Robert McNamara (USA / DC)

DC Premiere! | April 18 - May 12, 2024

Civilization crumbles during an economic upheaval. Pestilence and war drive people from the cities. Mary and Joe manage to survive in the sand-dunes, desalinating sea water with a ramshackle still Joe has devised. They eat insects and any crustaceans they can scavenge. Love is a faded memory, like the comforts of their previous life.
Then, a shady couple arrives, and secret truths are revealed. Mary finds herself at her wit’s end with only one way out.

DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW Washington, DC 20009)

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Germany)

Directed by Robert McNamara (USA / DC)

May 28 - June 30, 2024

See a brazen play filled with several tales of unrequited love—and the obsession that grows from them. A fashion designer named Petra falls helplessly for Karin, a young, gold-digging model. Meanwhile, Petra has a faithful assistant Marlene whom she domineers over—knowing how Marlene has repressed passion for her. Dabble in the joys and heartaches of gay love accented by wigs, haberdashery and studio lights. Based on the tormented Fassbinder's 1972 film.

The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002)

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by Sophocles (Greece)

Directed by Robert McNamara (USA / DC)

July 12 – August 4, 2024

See the earliest of Sophocles' seven great tragedies taking place after the Iliad. The great warrior, Achilles, is slain in battle. Now Ajax is deemed the greatest Greek warrior of all and feels he should be given Achilles' armor. But, the kings, Agamemnon and Menelaus, award it to Odysseus instead. Ajax is furious and kills the spoils of war: cattle and herdsman! See what unfolds on the heels of his subsequent shame.

Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002)

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