Picnic Theatre Company’s The Great Gatsby to Benefit Courage for Kids
You’re invited to the mansion of mysterious multimillionaire Jay Gatsby for a summer party! Join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for a Roaring Twenties garden picnic cocktail, music and live action performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby! Selected by Modern Library as the greatest American novel of the 20th century, you’ll experience the dreamers, debutantes, strivers, socialites and criminals that populate this classic cautionary tale of The American Dream.
The green light is on at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW. Rain or shine (if rain, Bellevue Ballroom). Bring a blanket for garden seating. Picnic and cocktails 6pm, performance 7pm. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at door. Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House museum and Courage for Kids, providing backpacks with school supplies to at-risk DC kids.
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WHEN: Wednesday, June 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019
6:00 p.m. – Cocktails & Picnic
7:00 p.m. – Performance Begins
2715 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Please click to purchase tickets.
Directed by Steve Rochlin
Cast: Hastie Afkhami * Nova Daly * Patrick Garrigan *Robert Gerber * Charles Kovatch* Emily Lenzner * Meridith McGraw * Daniela McInerney * Antonio Olivo * Kevin Rooney* Christina Sevilla
About The Picnic Theatre Company:
Since 2010, The Picnic Theatre Company, comprised of Washington professionals by day and thespians by night, has performed cocktail garden party theatre for charity throughout the D.C. area. Past sold-out performances include Moliere’s The Hypochondriac, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, An Evening With Anton Chekhov, An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Langdon Mitchell’s The New York Idea, Lux Radio’s Casablanca, and An Evening in the Twilight Zone. Picnic Theatre Company has been called “one of the culture party hybrids taking Washington by storm” by the Washington Post, and “a quick hit of classic theater” by the Washington City Paper.