FOUR STARS “First-class performances”—DC Theatre Scene
By Carly Mensch
July 13-August 6
River Road Unitarian Universalist Building – Fireside Room
6301 River Road (entrance on Whittier)
Please see our Visit page for directions and details about the RRUUC location.
To purchase tickets: http://oblivioncomedy.brownpapertickets.com/ or 800-838-3006
Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 pm and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Discounts available for students, seniors, military, and groups.
FREE STUDENT AND TEACHER TICKETS!
Thanks so funding from the Montgomery County Executive Ball Funds and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, we are so happy to be offering complimentary student and teacher tickets to every performance of Oblivion. Tickets can be reserved at oblivioncomedy.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.* Please note Oblivion contains strong language.
*With valid ID. Up to 150 complimentary tickets will be provided to students and teachers during the run of Oblivion.
Purchase tickets in advance at oblivioncomedy.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006, and save!
Advanced Price tickets (a small handling fee may be added to the prices below):
Preview Performances: $10 General Admission
Student Tickets (any performance, with ID): $10
Thursday and Friday evenings: $18 General Admission; $16 Seniors and Military
Saturday and Sunday matinees: $20 General Admission, $18 Seniors and Military
Saturday evenings: $25 General Admission, $23 Seniors and Military
Price for tickets purchased onsite at the door:
Preview Performances: $12.50 General Admission
Student Tickets (any performance, with ID): $12.50
Thursday and Friday evenings: $20.50 General Admission, $18.50 Seniors and Military
Saturday and Sunday matinees: $22.50 General Admission, $20.50 Seniors and Military
Saturday evenings: $27.50 General Admission, $25.50 Seniors and Military
About the play:
Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take pride in their secular, philosophical approach to parenting. When their 16-year-old daughter Julie decides to become a Christian, their laid-back, open-minded facade is exposed. Called “smart, sassy, and rewarding” by The New York Times, Carly Mensch’s Oblivion takes a wry look at the nature of belief in these changing times, and reveals that growing up isn’t just for kids anymore.
The cast of Oblivion features Zach Brewster-Geisz as Dixon, Jonathan Frye as Bernard, Ruthie Rado as Julie, and Mindy Shaw as Pam.
Oblivion is written by Carly Mensch, best known for writing and producing television shows including GLOW, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, and Weeds, and for her plays Now Circa Then, All Hail Hurricane Gordo, and Len, Asleep in Vinyl. The production is directed by Unexpected Stage Company co-founder Christopher Goodrich. The creative team also includes Kristen Jepperson (set design), Matthew Mills (sound design), Andrew Dodge (lighting design), and John Barbee (props).
Oblivion marks Unexpected Stage’s first full-scale production in the Fireside Room of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Building. Speaking of this intentional move to the 40-seat venue, Goodrich explains, “The intimacy of the space is incredibly exciting for us as artists. Audiences usually tell the truth, which means they are reacting honestly. They are constantly communicating with an actor, even if they aren’t always heard. In this way a bond is created. When actors are this close to their audience, the actor cannot lie. And that honesty strengthens this bond between theatergoer and performer.”
Oblivion is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Unexpected Stage Company is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Unexpected Stage gratefully acknowledges The Center for Organizational Excellence for its generous support.