by Melissa James Gibson –
A story about Friendship, Adultery, Kids, Careers, Loss and Life at 40.
Playing Jan. 24-25, Jan. 31-Feb 2 and Feb. 7-9
At Vienna Theatre Company
Produced by Jessie Roberts
Directed by Tom Flatt
Receiving its Northern Virginia area premiere, This is a bright, tart, and melancholy comedy that captures the uncertain steps of a circle of friends entering the choppy waters of middle age. At the center of this circle is Jane, a promising poet without a muse, a single mother without lessons to pass along. Her dating life’s a shambles and her helpful friends are only helping make things more complicated. The New York Times dubbed it the best new play to open Off Broadway in the fall of 2009: “Its confused but lovable characters are drawn with a fine focus and a piercing emotional depth; the dialogue sparkles with exchanges as truthful as they are clever; and … the play’s delicate pace, richly patterned wordplay and undercurrent of rue combine to cast a moving spell that lingers in the memory, like a sad-sweet pop song whose chorus you can’t shake.”
Read Director Tom Flatt’s behind-the-scenes article:
Directing ‘This’ by Melissa James Gibson at Vienna Theatre Company
Jan. 24 & 25 and Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 at 8:00pm;
Feb. 2 and 9 at 2:00pm
ALL PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE AT THE
VIENNA COMMUNITY CENTER
120 CHERRY STREET, SE, in VIENNA, VA.
Tickets may be purchased at the Vienna Community Center any time the Community Center is open or before the performance you wish to attend. The Community Center accepts payment in the form of cash or checks made out to The Town of Vienna.
Tickets may be reserved in advance by sending an email to VTCshows@yahoo.com at by noon on the day of an evening performance and by 5:00 PM the day before a matinee.
Please indicate the date of the performance, the number of tickets being reserved, the type of ticket (general admission, senior/student) and the name under which to hold tickets.
Ticket Price is $13, and seating is General Admission.
*Please Note: “This” contains adult language and situations which may not be appropriate for children under 16.