Stephanie Mumford on True Theatergoer | Quotidian Theatre Company

True Theatergoer's John Hauge with Quotidian's co-founder and artistic director Jack Sbarbori.
True Theatergoer’s John Hauge with Quotidian’s co-founder and artistic director Jack Sbarbori.

Quotidian Theatre Company’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s ambitious ensemble piece The Iceman Cometh is open now and runs through November 24. You can read about the play in a new Gazette article: Director finds warmer side of O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. QTC co-founder and Iceman costume designer Stephanie Mumford writes here about True Theatergoer and your opportunity to support Quotidian without spending a penny:

QTC would like to thank John Hauge of True again for helping to make The Iceman Cometh possible. The $10,000 first prize QTC won in his annual True competition — thanks to all the reviews submitted by our wonderful audience members — plumped up QTC’s budget so we could pay the extra expenses of a big period production with an 18-member cast. John will be joining us on 17 November for the post-show discussion following the 2pm matinee. True Theatregoer’s (TTG) mission is to do the same, to provide a forum where Washington, DC and Broadway theatergoers can share their personal views about the shows they see.

Steve LaRocque and Michael Avolio in Long Day's Journey into Night
Steve LaRocque and Michael Avolio in Long Day’s Journey into Night
Michael Avolio in Long Day's Journey into Night
Michael Avolio in Long Day’s Journey into Night

On his TTG website, John writes, “My brother and I started this site to bring a more compelling and less frenetic sense of information to theatergoers and to provide a chance for you, the theatergoer, to share your voice by writing reviews of the shows you see. Thus the site’s focus and benefit are for you. We want to promote theater, and, due to the reviews and ratings, a continually higher level of theater—but also the sheer enjoyment of going to shows, awaiting the ‘rise of the curtain,’ so to speak, when potential splendors await. We’ll use this blog on a weekly basis to write about elements of the theatrical season. We hope you find the information and thoughts given here helpful and worthwhile.”

Michael Avolio and Stephanie Mumford in Long Day's Journey into Night
Michael Avolio and Stephanie Mumford in Long Day’s Journey into Night

This season TTG has increased the top award to $12,500, which will once again go to the theater with the most reviews per available seat. QTC strongly encourages you to go to the TTG website to review our production of O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh once you have seen the play, so we can once again be competitive for one of the top prizes! And spend a few minutes there reading TTG TheaterThoughtsand/or TTG TheaterTrivia. Added BONUS — TTG holds a monthly drawing for a $100 theater gift certificate for those submitting reviews the more submissions, the more chances to win. Bravo to John and his brother for supporting DC and New York theatre companies and their audiences with this unique and generous service!

To review the play use TTG’s New QR Code below or visit the TTG website.

TTG QR code

~Stephanie Mumford

The Iceman Cometh w textQuotidian Theatre Company presents
The Iceman Cometh
by Eugene O’Neill
Oct 25 – Nov 24, 2013

Featuring Steve Beall, Matt Boliek, Frank Britton, Danny Brooks, John Decker, Tiffany Garfinkle, Genevieve James, Carolyn Kashner, Steve LaRocque, Ken Lechter, Brian McDermott, Brandon Mitchell, Louis Pangaro, Manolo Santalla, Ted Schneider, Chris Stinson, Christian Sullivan, and Frank Vince.
Director: Michael Avolio.
Artistic Adviser: Bill Largess.
Stage Manager: Christine Alexander.

 Show times are 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays, with one additional 2pm performance on Saturday, November 23.

Tickets are $30, or $25 for seniors and students, and can be purchased by cash or check at the door, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 ext 1 (ask for Quotidian Theatre Company). $15 per ticket for groups of 10 or more (email for reservations). Subscribers, email QTC or call 301-816-1023 for reservations.

All performances are held at The Writer’s Center: 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD.
The venue is a short walk from the Bethesda Metro Station. There is free parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

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