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1201 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Hilary Gupta

This is an amazing play with an exceptional cast. It is definitely the kind of play that sticks with you after you see it. Fascinating characters, intelligent and emotionally charged performances. This is one you don't want to miss!!

reviewed Sep 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ellen and Don

This is a strong and well-crafted play about what it means to be alive and what needs to be done to manage that condition. Five characters struggle with these issues, facing opportunities and frustrations, and developing insights, not all of...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Clare Bachner

The theatre was conveniently located and all the actors were excellent in their performance.

reviewed Sep 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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“The crazy story-of-my-life speeches are spellbinders, and each deadpan punch line hits the mark. The harmonizing in this comedy, which Shanley dubbed “a concert play,” is marvelous. Shanley threw haymakers in his earlier days as a playwright, and Bruneau and company swing as hard. Their Savage is a knockout.” —Washington Post


Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce the opening of the 2011-12 season with John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo, directed by Lise Bruneau, and featuring Natascia Diaz as Denise Savage. This contemporary classic was originally presented as a staged reading at the 1984 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theater Center, and opened in New York City the following year. Shanley is the Oscar winning author of Moonstruck and received the Pulitzer and the Tony for _Doubt. _

Taking place in a seedy Bronx bar, a quintet of bar regulars are looking for answers—to life and love— and looking for change. Growing up Catholic in the Bronx (just like Shanley himself) they all believe there is something more out there for them to experience. But will they be able to break out of the life-long patterns and routines that are currently defining their lives? Shanley has created fascinating, entirely original characters and remarkably authentic language to fit the time, place and these unique and memorable characters.

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