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by Conor McPherson

The VeilJuly 18 - August 17, 2014

Quotidian is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson's The Veil, which debuted in 2011 at London’s National Theatre. Set in a haunted mansion in rural Ireland in 1822, surrounded by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time. "An atmospheric and haunting tale of lost souls." - Evening Standard

"Imagine a Chekhov play full of ghosts and things that go bump in the night and you will get some idea of Conor McPherson's strange and fitfully entertaining drama The Veil." – The Telegraph

Featuring Christine Alexander, Michael Avolio, Jane Squier Bruns, John Decker, Steve LaRocque, Chelsea Mayo, Stephanie Mumford, and Michele Osherow

Directed by Jack Sbarbori


Conor McPherson's

The Veil

The Birds
Christine Alexander, Chelsea Mayo, Steve LaRocque, John Decker, Michele Osherow - Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.
The Birds
Chelsea Mayo, Jane Squier Bruns, Steve LaRocque, John Decker - Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.
The Birds
John Decker, Steve LaRocque, Chelsea Mayo - Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.
The Birds
Christine Alexander, Michael Avolio - Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.


The Veil

"With solid acting, the staging of Conor McPherson’s play can stand against any BBC America miniseries."  Read the full review.

-Jane Horwitz - Washington Post
"The Veil is all enjoyment, from the atmospheric scenic, lighting and sound design to McPherson’s storytelling to the excellent ensemble acting I’ve come to expect from Quotidian."  Read the full review.

-Roy Maurer -  DC Theatre Scene
"Quotidian Theatre Company in Bethesda nicely fills the void of classic storytelling with its current offering, the suspenseful and well crafted The Veil.  ...Quotidian has winningly interpreted a bourgeoning classic." Read the full review.

-Brian Bochiccio - MD Theatre Guide

"...nearly three years after its London opening, Washington's own Quotidian Theatre Company offers us the American premiere of a play that should soon find itself in regular rotation nation-wide. Quotidian, with its reputation for understated yet compelling shows, has gone all-out with this production and done Mr. McPherson proud."  Read the full review.

Andy White - Broadway World DC

Announcing our 2014-2015 Season!  Learn more

The Iceman ComethOctober 24 - November 23, 2014

Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen

The magnetic and mysterious Hedda Gabler, stifled by society’s conventions, has captivated audiences since she sprang from Ibsen’s imagination in 1890. Her perplexing machinations find the perfect home in Washington, D.C.’s politically-charged Georgetown of 1963 in this new adaptation by Iceman Cometh director Michael Avolio.

Director - Michael Avolio

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Faither HealerApril 17 - May 17, 2015

Lettice and Lovage
Peter Shaffer

QTC favorites Jane Squier Bruns as Lettice and Leah Mazade as Lotte will delight you in Peter Shaffer’s comedy about the most eccentric tour guide ever to lead lackadaisical visitors through one of England’s dullest stately homes. Lettice’s theatrical embellishments of its historical past ultimately lead her to a confrontation with the stoic and conventional Lotte, an inspector from the Preservation Trust.

Director - Louis Pangaro

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The VeilJuly 10 - August 9, 2015

This Lime Tree Bower
Conor McPherson

It is the off-season at a coastal chipper north of Dublin as three young men recall recent events including a false accusation, a career embarrassment, and a bold act of retribution.  McPherson’s early jewel combines the drama, comedy, and quotidian details which provide the audience with his deep insight into the human condition. “...No sound is dissonant which tells of life.”  - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Director - Jack Sbarbori

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Thanks to our gracious donors, we at Quotidian Theatre Company are able to produce a particular kind of theatre -- stories rooted in everyday life that hold up the human experience and let us see it in some new light, from some new perspective, or through the eyes of classic authors. Donors make it possible. Ticket sales alone don't come close; your generosity is what makes it all happen. Every donation of any size counts, both as an affirmation of what we're trying to do with our understated style and play selection, and as a vital source of real financial support. As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, contributions to Quotidian Theatre Company, Inc., may be deducted for income tax purposes.

Performance Times Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with an added Saturday 2 p.m. matinee on the final weekend of each production.

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