(Herndon, VA) Elden Street Players celebrated the opening of its 25th Anniversary Season on October 19 at The Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon with “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl.
Directed by Susan Devine (WATCH Award-winning Director: Chicago) and produced by Richard J. Klare, Jr., performances continue through November 10th.
Ruhl’s wryly funny comedy features a cast including Jackie Davis as Matilde, a Portuguese speaking livein-maid to Lane, a successful doctor played by Karen Jadlos Shotts (WATCH Best Actress Awards: Hedda Gabler, The Miracle Worker). Lane’s sister Virginia, played by Lorraine Magee (WATCH Best Actress Award, W;t) adores cleaning—and meddling. The sisters and maid are joined in the cast by Donna Naybor as Anna and M.R. Turner as Charles.
Other members of the artistic team include: Set Designer Bob Bell, Sound Designer Anna Hawkins, Scenic Painter Maggie Modig (WATCH Award: Present Laughter), Lighting Designer Ian Clear, and Costume Design by Melissa Jo York Tilley. Rounding out the production team are Colleen Stock, Cherie Young-Hickman, Stefan Sittig, and Mike Smith.
“The Clean House” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm through Nov 10th, plus Thursday Nov 8th at 8pm, Sunday Oct 28th at 3pm, and Sunday Nov 4th at 7pm.
Tickets may be purchased at www.eldenstreetplayers.org, by phone at 703-481-5930, and limited tickets may be available at the door for each performance.
Elden Street Player’s 25th Anniversary Season continues with: “Aesops’ Foibles” written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus on October 27; followed by “A Christmas Chaos” written by Michael Wehrli opening December 7; and “Tomfoolery”, words and music by Tom Lehrer, adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, opens January 25th.
Subscriptions to ESP’s Main Stage season are still available for a limited time at www.eldenstreetplayers.org or by phone at (703) 481-5930. Subscribers save more than 20% off regular ticket prices. Additional subscription discounts are available for seniors age 62+ and full time students.
Additional information about ESP’s 2012/13 season may be found at www.eldenstreetplayers.org.
ABOUT ELDEN STREET PLAYERS:
Since 1988, Elden Street Players (ESP) has been committed to providing affordable, high-quality theatrical productions to the diverse local community. ESP’s all volunteer casts and crews continuously strive to push the limits of what is possible in their intimate "black box space" at the Industrial Strength Theatre, where none of the 114 seats are more than 25 feet from the stage. In to 5 Main Stage Productions annually, ESP’s Theatre For Young Audiences series provides family-friendly outreach programming to introduce new generations to the world of theater. Elden Street Players’ Industrial Strength Theater is located at 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon VA 20170. ESP is a 501(c )3 non-profit organization.
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Lorraine Magee (left) and Jackie Davis (right) in
"The Clean House" by Sarah Rule. Photo by Matt Rose.