MetroStage Presents Lonely Planet, a Contemporary Absurdist Classic
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The last date listed for Lonely Planet was Sunday June 17, 2012 / 7:00pm (Closing Night).
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MetroStage offers the gift of comedy and music for the holidays with their annual production of A Broadway Christmas Carol. A twist on the Dickens classic, this show incorporates hysterical song parodies of 33 Broadway show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and more into the production for an enjoyable musical mash-up. This Washington, D.C. tradition, created by Kathy Feininger, provides the perfect occasion to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Learn More
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Fine performances; engaging and often humorous dialogue; thrusts toward one character's cathartic/revealing monologue; semi-surprise ending; and wonderful set. Metrostage, being small, is perfect setting for this intimate dialogue. My one wish item is that the playwright had given the character who owns the map store a fuller sense of history or motivation. I do recommend this production.
Quotes & Highlights
- “It is an intimate and darkly humorous portrait of universal love and loss and the methods we use to cope … memorable performances by Michael Russotto (Jody) and Eric Sutton (Carl) … create a believable bond in the face of unimaginable loss with ferocity, humor and fluidity.” —Alexandria Times
- “… a warmhearted and memorable story of friendship featuring two outstanding acting performances.” —DC Theatre Scene
- “Poignantly realized in the performances of Michael Russotto and Eric Sutton and under the expert direction of John Vreeke … Russotto and Sutton brilliantly sustain a verbal tug of war and create a powerful friendship …Sutton is a tornado of energy … perfectly cast…handsome set … piercing lighting … a haunting memorial to lives lost … with a superb cast and poignant message.” —Alexandria Gazette Packet
- “Haunting, powerful … (a) sterling revival … finely detailed, emotionally nuanced performances” —Washington Post
- “Skillfully directed … a tour de force for Russotto and Sutton, both of whom describe their characters with sensitivity and humor.” —Washington Examiner
- “Expertly written, deftly directed and performed with such tender nuances it remains as timely as ever.” —Alexandrianews.com
Directed by John Vreeke.
Starring Michael Russotto and Eric Sutton.
The theater is air conditioned and can be chilly. Please dress accordingly.
About the Ticket Supplier: MetroStage
MetroStage is the oldest professional theatre in Northern Virginia. Located in the north end of Old Town Alexandria, it is an award-winning theatre recognized for its musicals and plays. MetroStage presents original, challenging, and innovative work: work that is unpredictable and nontraditional, work that tells a compelling story and showcases remarkable talent. The 130 seat theatre presents opportunities for both the actors and the audience to experience theatre in an intimate, communal setting. MetroStage also works with playwrights and composers and is recognized for its role in the development of new plays and musicals for the stage.