Peace Mountain Theatre to stage three greats at The Writer’s Center

The company announces a season at its new home featuring plays by Ayad Akhtar, August Wilson, and Edward Albee.

This fall, Peace Mountain Theatre Company is embarking on its long-delayed seventh season. For the first time, PMTC is staging three full-length productions in November 2021, February 2022, and May 2022 at its new home, The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. The shows will be in-person, using all the safety precautions as recommended by the CDC, state and local government, and the venue.

Disgraced
by Ayad Akhtar
November 11–14 and 19–21, 2021
Thursday–Saturday @ 8 pm
Sunday @ 2 pm
The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD

The 2021–2022 season opens in November with this striking, contemporary drama. First produced in 2013, it explores the many issues relating to identity, discrimination, and the costs of success. Among its many awards are the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting, and a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 2015. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is living a wonderful life; he is happy, in love with his wife, and about to land the biggest promotion of his career. But when he briefly helps his nephew with a case defending a man of Muslim faith, Amir’s carefully crafted image, his career, and his personal life begin to slowly crumple. The play is a taut, riveting story that raises probing questions about the opposing tugs of cultural heritage and assimilation.

Radio Golf
by August Wilson
February 17–20 and 25–27, 2022
Thursday–Saturday @ 8 pm
Sunday @ 2 pm
The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD

This play is the final chapter in August Wilson’s sprawling saga describing Black life in Pittsburgh over ten decades, The Pittsburgh Cycle. Completed only months before Wilson’s death in 2005, Radio Golf premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre that same year and came to Broadway in 2007. Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, it also received several Tony award nominations. At its heart, Radio Golf plays out the continuing struggle between history and progress. Harmond Wilks is a successful real estate developer determined to revive the dilapidated and broken-down neighborhood where he grew up. But there is a cost — to create a sparkling new shopping and apartment complex, a ramshackle old house must be destroyed. This house represents not only a piece of Wilks’s personal history but the history of the community. Supporting characters embody the forces of change versus tradition, of stagnation versus progress, and of ideals versus pragmatism. Radio Golf asks each one of us to consider, “What price success?”

Three Tall Women
by Edward Albee
May 12–15 and 20–22, 2022
Thursday–Saturday @ 8 pm
Sunday @ 2 pm
The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD

Written by Edward Albee in 1990, the play premiered in Vienna, Austria, in 1991, opened off-Broadway in 1994, and won a Pulitzer Prize that same year. It features three women, designated only as “A” (92 years old, autocratic, and wealthy with “encroaching senility”), “B” (52 years old, the cynical caretaker hired to look after “A”), and “C” (26 years old, a lawyer, with all the self-assurance and impatience of the young toward the old). The essence of our identities — how we see ourselves and how we are we are seen by the outside world, how we present ourselves and how we actually are — is at the root of Albee’s examination of life and the passage of time.

Peace Mountain Theatre Company performs at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD. Tickets are available now online. Questions? Contact the company by phone at 301.525.4072 or email at peacemtntheatreco@gmail.com 

3-Show Preview Subscription
Previews are the Thursday-night opening performances for each show. Purchase a 3-show preview subscription by September 30 and pay only $55. (Preview subscription after September 30 is $65.)

DISGRACED: Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 8pm
RADIO GOLF: Thursday, February 17, 2022 @ 8pm
THREE TALL WOMEN: Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 8pm

3-Show Regular Subscription
Purchase a 3-show regular subscription by September 30th and pay only $60. (Regular subscription after September 30 is $70).

Dates can be changed at a later date (pending availability) by calling PMTC or emailing your request to peacemtntheatreco@gmail.com

Individual show tickets and Student/Military and Group discounts are also available. Please go to TICKETS at peacemountaintheatre.com for more information.

ABOUT PEACE MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY

Peace Mountain Theatre Company (PMTC), a small, intimate professional theater company, serves Montgomery County and the metropolitan Washington, DC. area. PMTC’s mission is to produce quality theatrical productions and educational programs that entertain the senses, engage the mind, and touch the heart. We are a theater with a purpose. PMTC’s theatrical productions address subjects and explore issues that are important to the community and help raise audience awareness. Our Educational Outreach Programs use the talents of our actors, through interaction with the audience, and the theatrical medium, to address relevant and important societal issues in a unique and stimulating manner. PMTC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

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