Up Next: Conor McPherson’s Port Authority – Opening October 25!

Conor McPherson’s

Port Authority

October 25 – November 17, 2019
Directed by Jack Sbarbori

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A tale of the lost loves and missed opportunities of three generations of Dublin men. Per New York Times’ Ben Brantley, “‘Port Authority’ is a haunting fugue on passive lives and loves that might have been… As in Mr. McPherson’s best work, this play is steeped in deeper symmetry, rooted in the ineffable within the everyday.” Featuring Chris Stinson (Kevin), Matthew Vaky (Dermot), and Joseph Palka (Joe).

Port Authority will be directed by QTC Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori, who directed and designed the set for QTC’s highly-acclaimed 2009 production of the play.

DC Theatre Scene’s Ben Demers praised QTC’s 2009 production of Port Authority as “well worth a trip to The Writer’s Center in Bethesda for its stellar writing and three strong, complex performances… This story of love, loss, and the life unlived is theater at its most captivating.”

SPECIAL EVENT – Join us for a post-show discussion led by Conor McPherson expert Professor Gerald Wood following the 2pm matinee on November 3, 2019.

Chris Stinson

Joe Palka

Matthew Vaky

Please note:

Port Authority runs for 90 minutes, with no intermission.

The show is not suitable for children under 15.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.


Prized by its patrons for its intimate stagings, QTC specializes in productions of naturalistic plays about the truth and beauty in everyday or “quotidian” life. This boutique theater caters to those who enjoy pondering–and discussing with friends after the show–the meaning of a great play. Located within walking distance of Bethesda’s renowned restaurant district, there are plenty of fine dining establishments at which to eat and drink before or after the play. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free in the public lot directly across from the Writer’s Center, where QTC is the resident theater company. QTC is easily accessible by car or Metro (red line to Bethesda stop).

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