The Mollusc (2019)

by Hubert Henry Davies

QTC Archives: 2018-2019 Season

July 12 – August 4, 2019

“You are guaranteed to leave The Mollusc with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart,” raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC’s “spot-on” 2008 production of Davies’ Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the “mollusc”, who has an unusual, yet hilarious affliction. Directed by Jack Sbarbori and featuring Emily H. Gilson, Craig Houk, Marnie Kanarek, and Brendan Murray.

Marnie Kanarek (Dulcie) and Craig Houk (Richard). Photo by Steve LaRocque.

The Mollusc is delightful, emotional, and fun. Thankfully, this critic doesn’t have much to add, which is a good thing since, as Dulcie notes: “No one likes to be improved.”

Broadway World – Read the Review


Be sure to catch Quotidian Theatre Company’s production of The Mollusc this summer, unless of course, you’re too busy wasting life by being a Mollusc.

Theatre Bloom Read the Review

Brendan Murray (Tom) and Emily H. Gilson (Miss Roberts). Photo by Steve LaRocque.

The Mollusc is so full of whimsy and improbability, you may well feel the gentle influence of George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde wafting over you as the farce unfolds.

DC Metro Theater Arts- Read the Review

This is a very well-done piece and quietly gets under the skin… It’s a lovely journey.

MD Theatre Guide – Read the Review

The actors are charming… Houk as the cowed pushover of a husband (is) the most fun to watch—his every wince and trepidation was well played… Murray drives the plot, expressing both an energetic persistence and vexation in trying to advance his cause, and a sweet bumbling in his quest to win over the demure Miss Roberts… Gilson is convincing as the quiet, repressed governess, delivering the most realistic performance of the quartet..

DC Theatre Scene – Read the Review

Marnie Kanarek (Dulcie) and Brendan Murray (Tom). Photo by Steve LaRocque.

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