Studio Theatre Adds ‘The Children’ to 2018-2019 Season, Announces Cast of Season Opener

Lucy Kirkwood's 'The Children' will close out Studio Theatre's 2018-2019 season with performances beginning on May 1st, 2019. The season will open next month with Steve Levenson's 'If I Forget' beginning performances on September 12th, 2019.

Studio Theatre has added a production to its previously announced 2018-2019 season. The Children, by British playwright Lucy Kirkwood, will close out Studio’s season beginning on May 1st, 2019. Described as “an urgent and unsettling eco-thriller,” The Children will be directed by Studio Theatre’s Artistic Director David Muse.

Washington, DC's Studio Theatre.
Washington, DC’s Studio Theatre.

According to a Studio Theatre press release: “The Children joins the season-opening production of Steven Levenson’s family drama If I Forget, the candid comedy about new parenthood; Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler; Admissions, a no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness by Joshua Harmon, author of Bad Jews, the best-selling show in Studio’s history; and a bold and Spanish-infused take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie in Queen of Basel by Hillary Bettis.”

If I Forget, by Bethesda-native Steve Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen book writer) opens September 12th, 2018, to be directed by Associate Artistic Director Matt Torney. Studio Theatre describes If I Forget as follows:  

A “political-but-personal family drama set in 2000 center[ed] on the dynamics of a modern Jewish family in DC’s Tenleytown neighborhood. Brought together by their elderly father’s 75th birthday, the adult children of the Fischer family squabble over what to do with their long-held and now lucrative 14th Street property, igniting debates on religion, politics, and history.”

The recently-announced cast of Studio Theatre’s If I Forget is comprised of: Richard Fancy (LA Drama Critics Circle Award winner for Awake and Sing!) as Lou, Susan Rome (Hand to God, Studio Theatre) as Holly, Jonathan Goldstein (Master of the House, Laguna Playhouse) as Michael, Robin Abramson (Heisenberg, Pittsburgh Public Theater) as Sharon, Julie-Ann Elliott (Chimerica, Studio Theatre) as Ellen, Paul Morella (Chimerica, Studio Theatre) as Howard, and Joshua Otten (Carousel, Arena Stage) as Joey.  

For more details on Studio Theatre’s 2018-2019 season, go online.