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WONDERFUL LIFE by Helen Pafumi & Jason Lott • Directed by Gregg Henry
November 30 - December 30, 2012 • H Street Playhouse - Washington, DC
The return of a new holiday classic! The Hub Theatre partners with Theatre Alliance of Washington DC for the return of our Helen Hayes nominated play, Wonderful Life, based on Capra’s, It’s a Wonderful Life. The Hub’s Artistic Director, Helen Pafumi, and talented actor and Hub favorite, Jason Lott (The Pavilion and Summer Cabaret) premiered their co-adaptation in December 2011. Following a record-breaking run and a Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding New Play, we are reuniting the original creative team including Gregg Henry, Director and original cast member, Jason Lott, for a second run at the H Street Playhouse in Washington, DC.
Every holiday season, we follow George Bailey through highs and lows as he struggles to understand his own worth, and ultimately find that life is worth living. The Hub’s telling features Jason Lott in a breath-taking tour of Bedford Falls. This exciting and demanding one-person show will delight audiences of all ages this holiday season. If you saw Wonderful Life during its first run, you know it’s a feel-good experience that is not to be missed.
HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE by Marc Acito • Directed by Helen Pafumi
December 7 - 30, 2012 • John Swayze Theatre, The New School of Northern VA – Fairfax, VA
The Hub is thrilled to present another world premiere from Marc Acito, the brilliant mind that gave us the 2012 Helen Hayes Award-Winning Outstanding New Play, Birds of a Feather!Based on his award-winning novel, How I Paid for College (Editors’ Choice - The New York Times, Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, Top Teen Pick by the American Library Association) follows seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller type, who is Glee-fully Peter-Panning his way through life with his screwball theater friends. When his businessman father remarries and pulls the plug on Edward’s dreams, the aspiring thespian turns to a life of disorganized crime to fulfill his musical theatre dreams. His journey is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of embezzlement, forgery, fraud, and high school!
Directed by Hub Theatre Artistic Director, Helen Pafumi, and performed by one talented actor playing dozens of roles, the play is a tour-de-force “monologsical,” or a monologue with songs. Author, playwright, and NPR personality, Marc Acito’s How I Paid for College is a story for anyone who’s ever had a dream…and a scheme.
A MAN, HIS WIFE, AND HIS HAT by Lauren Yee • Directed by Shirley Serotsky
April 5 - 28, 2013 • John Swayze Theatre, The New School of Northern VA – Fairfax, VA
A Man, His Wife, and His Hat is a time-bending, mind-zapping work from the imagination of Award-Winning playwright, Lauren Yee. This play received a wonderful reception at a Hub Theatre staged reading last season. And this season, we’re thrilled to bring this new production, directed by Shirley Serotsky (Birds of a Feather), to The Hub’s main-stage.
The play introduces us to Hetchman. Hetchman loves his hat. Oh, and his wife, too. But when both go missing, the retired hatmaker vows to stop at nothing to find them. That is, if he can muster the strength and energy to leave the comfort of his armchair. But a fantastical series of events threatens to derail his endeavor. There’s also a golem — a curious beast made of muck — and a talking wall. This is a klezmer-inspired love triangle between a man, his wife … and his hat.
ACT A LADY by Jordan Harrison • Directed by Matthew R. Wilson
July 12-August 4 2013 • John Swayze Theatre, The New School of Northern VA – Fairfax, VA
Matthew R. Wilson, Founding Artistic Director of Faction of Fools Theatre Company will helm the season-closer, Act A Lady by Jordan Harrison. The Seattle Times says, “When you think of men performing in female drag, you probably don’t conjure up someone like Miles in Jordan Harrison’s droll, ingratiating comedy “Act a Lady.” Miles is a burly small-towner, with a God-fearing, accordion-playing wife named Dorothy, a broad Midwestern accent and an aw-shucks manner. But get him into a flouncy wig and a voluminous satin dress, plunk him in a silly play about romantic rivalries in Revolutionary France, and a star is born.”
The men of a small Prohibition-era town decide to stage a play. As the play within this play comes together, gender lines blur, eyebrows raise, identities explode, and life and art are forever entangled. Act A Lady is a thoughtful and exuberant Midwestern fable about the woman in every man, the man in every woman, and the power of theater to uncover both.