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"Lonely Planet"
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4.0 average rating
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20 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

The acting was fine. More depth in the play beyond the chairs would have improved it.

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101 events
22 reviews
23 stars
attended May 20 2012

A gentle, low-key play that is ultimately quite touching. It could easily have tipped over into pretentiousness or sentimentality, but this nicely-tuned, well acted production, avoided both.

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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.” —


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.