Quotidian Theatre at The Writer's Center Bethesda, MD
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Horton Foote's NIGHT SEASONS
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Per DC Theatre Scene critic Tim Treanor, "Quotidian takes a back seat to no theater in Washington as an interpreter of Foote."
Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Horton Foote's play is framed by the occasion of Josie's 93rd birthday, on which the elderly woman, having outlived her husband and daughter, begins to realize that her longevity may be her punishment. This lyrical family drama is laced with snatches of old tunes and dark humor. QTC's production of "Night Seasons" is a D.C.-area premier.
"Night Seasons is an examination of the quietly destructive effects of a life defined by bank balances. (Daughter) Laura Lee is shown as an unwilling but passive prisoner of this sensibility, who watched as her mother, father and ambitious brother sabotaged her chances for independence. Suitors were dismissed as financially undesirable and, in her 30s, she was still living with her parents in rented hotel rooms and, later, an apartment, while pining for a home of her own." Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Directed by Jack Sbarbori. Jane Squier Bruns and Carolyn Kashner lead a cast comprising Quotidian Theatre Company (QTC) favorites--John Decker, David Dubov, and Laura Russell. The talented ensemble also includes Bill Brekke, Grant Cloyd, Elizabeth Darby, Debbie Minter Jackson, Jennifer Osborn, and Timothy Ziese.
Josie Weems, Matriarch of the family
Jane Squier Bruns
Lewis Weems, Josie's husband
Thurman Weems, Josie's oldest son
Laura Lee Weems, Josie's daughter
Skeeter Weems, Josie's youngest son
Dolly, Josie's niece, Rosa's first cousin, Mercer's wife
Delia, Thurman's wife
Rosa, Josie's niece, Dolly's first cousin
Doris, a practical nurse for Josie
Debbie Minter Jackson
Mercer Hadley, Dolly's husband
Mr. Barsoty, Laura Lee's beaux
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 places to eat and/or drink before or after the play. QTC patrons enjoy a discount at nearby Vino Volo on Bethesda Row. 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).
Quotidian Theatre at The Writer's Center (Afficher)
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815