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Actors Bruns, Decker Recall Favorite Roles in Previous Horton Foote Plays

The stars of the upcoming Night Seasons, Jane Squier Bruns (Josie Weems) and John Decker (Mr. Weems), are both QTC acting company members who have performed in numerous Horton Foote plays at QTC over almost 20 years. Each was posed the following questions: What was your favorite role in a play by Horton Foote? Jane… Continue reading Actors Bruns, Decker Recall Favorite Roles in Previous Horton Foote Plays

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QTC Finishes Its 2016-17 Season With Horton Foote’s NIGHT SEASONS

The play is framed by the occasion of Josie's 93rd birthday, on which the elderly woman, who has outlived her husband and daughter, begins to realize that her longevity may be her punishment. "Night Seasons is an examination of the quietly destructive effects of a life defined by bank balances.  (Daughter) Laura Lee is shown… Continue reading QTC Finishes Its 2016-17 Season With Horton Foote’s NIGHT SEASONS

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Chelsea Mayo Reflects on Taking on the Habit in QTC’s Production of DOUBT: A PARABLE

“I am working within constraints,” says Sister Aloysius early in Doubt: A Parable. She's referring to a shortage of experienced nuns at St. Nicholas School, but the line also reminds me of the physical constraints Stephanie Mumford (Sister Aloysius) and I are working within. Shanley specifies the nuns are of The Sisters of Charity, an… Continue reading Chelsea Mayo Reflects on Taking on the Habit in QTC’s Production of DOUBT: A PARABLE

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Don Slater Shines a Light on QTC’s DOUBT: A PARABLE

When you are part of a theater company for a long time, many aspects of the work become much easier because everyone knows what everyone else is doing. Not to mention why they are doing it and how they are doing it. This very true of my role as QTC’s resident lighting designer. For a… Continue reading Don Slater Shines a Light on QTC’s DOUBT: A PARABLE

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QTC Exclusive Interview with John Patrick Shanley, Author of DOUBT: A PARABLE

DUBOV: I’m joined today by John Patrick Shanley, the author – playwright – of DOUBT: A PARABLE, and we’re going to speak to him about his thoughts on the play and our production of it coming up in April, in Bethesda, Maryland. You call it DOUBT: A PARABLE. How does the metaphorical structure of parable,… Continue reading QTC Exclusive Interview with John Patrick Shanley, Author of DOUBT: A PARABLE

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Thoughts on Sister Aloysius and DOUBT: A PARABLE

Laura Giannarelli recently talked to QTC about playing the role of Sister Aloysius in DOUBT: A PARABLE. She previously worked with QTC as the director of A LESSON FROM ALOES, and FAITH HEALER. I played this wonderful role in 2008 under the direction of the terrific Vinny Lancisi at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore – with Clinton… Continue reading Thoughts on Sister Aloysius and DOUBT: A PARABLE

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NIGHT SEASONS by Horton Foote – July 14 – August 13, 2017

The play is framed by the occasion of Josie's 93rd birthday, on which the old woman, who has outlived her husband and daughter, begins to realize that her longevity may be her punishment... Night Seasons is an examination of the quietly destructive effects of a life defined by bank balances.  (Daughter) Laura Lee is shown… Continue reading NIGHT SEASONS by Horton Foote – July 14 – August 13, 2017