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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

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Acting Backwards by Elliott Kashner

Quotidian Theatre welcomes Elliott Kashner, who will be playing the charismatic Father Flynn in QTC’s upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable. Even though rehearsals have not yet begun, Elliott was asked to provide a few thoughts on his approach to taking on the enigmatic character. "Brian O’Byrne and Cherry Jones used to… Continue reading Acting Backwards by Elliott Kashner

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Stevie Zimmerman to Direct QTC Production of Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable

QTC welcomes Stevie Zimmerman who will direct John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable opening on 7 April and playing weekends through 7 May. Originally from London, England, Stevie received a B.A. at Oxford University and an M.A. in Directing from the University of Leeds. Stevie has lived in the U.S. since 1993, and in the D.C. area… Continue reading Stevie Zimmerman to Direct QTC Production of Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable

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Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

April 7- May 7, 2017 Tickets available now! This suspenseful, thought-provoking drama received both the Pulitzer Prize and Broadway's Tony Award. Set in the Bronx in 1964, the play pits Catholic school principal Sister Aloysius against the new, charismatic priest, Father Flynn, when his relationship with the school's first African American student is perceived to… Continue reading Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

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The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Matthew Vaky plays Tommy

Matthew was last seen at Quotidian in Conor McPherson's The Birds. The Night Alive centers on his character, Tommy. “You said it Marvin.  What’s going on? That is the question.”  I say that line in The Night Alive.  The question isn’t “to be or not to be?”  The question is “What’s goin’ on”?    It is such… Continue reading The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Matthew Vaky plays Tommy

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Behind the Scenes of THE NIGHT ALIVE with Lighting Designer Don Slater

Don Slater is QTC's Resident Lighting Designer. As has been noted in other QTC posts, The Night Alive is my ninth Conor McPherson play.   I very much enjoy working on them as his writing style and my lighting style mesh well.  My lighting is largely naturalistic to realistic and tends to be on the dark… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of THE NIGHT ALIVE with Lighting Designer Don Slater

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The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Joe Palka as Maurice

Joe Palka joins a stellar cast in the QTC's The Night Alive, playing the role of Maurice. He shares with us how he continues to grow in his understanding of his character and the play. It’s become conventional wisdom among the cast members that Maurice is a God-like figure (thanks to David Dubov’s initial interpretation that had… Continue reading The Actors of THE NIGHT ALIVE Talk About Their Roles: Joe Palka as Maurice