Our holiday musical James Joyce’s The Dead has sold out multiple performances — including the remainder of this weekend — so reserve tickets while they’re still available if you want to see this show! The four remaining showtimes are next Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. Call 301.816.1023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket reservations.
Critics love James Joyce’s The Dead…
“5 stars… a fantastic job of imbuing every scene of this ensemble piece with humor and heart. Again and again I was struck by how each moment was carefully and lovingly crafted. Each character had history and personality down to the toes of their boots and each song moved the story forward – devastating and uplifting in turn. In so many musicals I have seen, there have been a famous star or one huge mega musical number – but in this production every actor and every song and every moment is memorable.”
(Jessica Vaughan, DC Metro Theater Arts)
“Quotidian Theatre Company’s new production of James Joyce’s The Dead… could be the best holiday theater surprise of the season. Quotidian’s 2012 version of the show is remarkably successful. As Gabriel and Gretta Conroy, Steve Beall and Janice Hall ably carry the show, but in an admirably understated way. Quotidian’s supporting cast rounds this Christmas party out nicely.”
(Terry Ponick, DC Theatre Scene)
“The surprisingly lavish and tuneful production of James Joyce’s The Dead at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda is packing audiences in, proving there is space in the holiday season for something other than jingle bells.”
(Roger Catlin, MD Theatre Guide)
“Beautiful performance. Fabulous work from everyone. About as good as anything I’ve seen this year, and that includes three shows on Broadway and four at the Shaw Festival. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this show yet you’re missing top-notch theatre.”
(Scott Bloom on Facebook)
“Wonderful performance last night! Janice Hall is superb and the company was wonderful. A warm and poignant show — I am recommending it to friends. Cheers!”
(Alice Lipowicz on Facebook)
“In an era where many theatre-goers gravitate to spectacle, Quotidian prefers to concentrate on the drama of every-day lives. In one sense, this play fits Quotidian’s mission perfectly, but in another, it marks a bold foray into a new dimension, for this company has never attempted a musical before. I attend performances all over the metropolitan area, and am used to encountering excellent acting and surprisingly detailed sets and costumes at Quotidian. But the singing, dancing, and music in this production surpassed even my high expectations. You will enjoy them, whether you have previous exposure to the Irish traditions of yesteryear or whether they conjure up memories of your family’s own holiday celebrations.”
(Alison Drucker on TrueTheatergoer)
Quotidian Theatre Company’s performances of James Joyce’s The Dead are held at The Writer’s Center: 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. There is ample parking across the street (free on weekends), and the theatre is just five blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on the red line. Tickets are $30, or $25 for students or seniors, paid for at the door by cash or check, please. Directed by Jack Sbarbori with Musical Direction by Valerie Higgs. Featuring renowned opera and cabaret vocalist Janice Hall as Gretta Conroy and QTC favorite Steve Beall as Gabriel Conroy, with Eric Abalahin, Peter Brice, Felicity Brown, Don Bruns, Jane Squier Bruns, David Dubov, Sarah Foard, Valerie A. Higgs, Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, Vanessa Kinzey, Malinda Markland, Leah Mazade, Carolyn Myers, Lou Pangaro, Barbara Scheide, Tom Zebovitz, and Timothy Aaron Ziese.