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The Avant Bard Passport

Arlington, VA
Thank you for being a supporter of Avant Bard! We’re pleased to offer you a chance to be one of the first holders of our 2015-16 Passport, which will get you perks, savings, and an opportunity to be part of our community t... read more
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Past Events

Scripts in Play Festival

Scripts in Play Festival

Arlington, VA
Avant Bard proudly presents our inaugural Scripts in Play Festival, a springtime series of artistic “trial balloons,” works under consideration for future production. Below is a list of all the titles in our Festival: Saturday, March 26, 7:30 pm: The Good Devil (In Spite of Himself) by Mario Bal...
Sat, Mar 26 2016 7:30 PM Sat, Apr 23 2016 11:00 PM

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Arlington, VA
Avant Bard presents a magical new take on  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s comedy of forbidden love and meddling fairies. Director Randy Baker, renowned for his visually stunning work with Rorschach Theatre, reimagines Shakespeare’s classic using Indonesian-inspired shadow puppets accomp...
Thu, Jan 14 2016 7:30 PM Sun, Feb 14 2016 4:00 PM

Holiday Memories

Holiday Memories

Arlington, VA
A heartwarming show for all ages now playing in Arlington, VA ★★★★★ “HOLIDAY MEMORIES is storytelling at its finest!” —DC Metro Theater Arts Reviewers Pick! HOLIDAY MEMORIES has “indelibly affecting charm!” —The Alexandria Times Helen Hayes Awards Recommended!  “A play of joy, and a truly joy...
Wed, Nov 25 2015 7:30 PM Sun, Dec 20 2015 4:00 PM

Friendship Betrayed

Friendship Betrayed

Arlington, VA
Friendship Betrayed is a comic masterpiece by Spanish playwright María de Zayas y Sotomayor about what happens to women’s friendships in the pursuit of men. It’s like a 17-century “Sex and the City” that could have been written yesterday: Marcia lusts after Liseo, but so does Laura. Belisa’s into...
Thu, Sep 10 2015 7:30 PM Sun, Oct 11 2015 4:00 PM

The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot

Arlington, VA
A surreal comedy for these serious times. The Madwoman of ChaillotBy Jean GiraudouxDirected by Christopher HenleyNewly translated from the French by Laurence SenelickPerforming at Gunston Arts Center Four eccentric women and their outrageous street friends conspire to save the world from rapaci...
Thu, Jun 4 2015 7:30 PM Sun, Jun 28 2015 4:45 PM

Othello

Othello

Arlington, VA
Othello February 4 to March 1, 2015 By William ShakespeareDirected by Tom PrewittTo be performed at Theatre on the Run He came home to a war he could not win. A story of love, betrayal and uncontrollable compulsions, William Shakespeare’s timeliest tragedy unfolds against the backdrop of war ...
Wed, Feb 4 2015 7:30 PM Sun, Mar 1 2015 4:30 PM

A Klingon Christmas Carol

A Klingon Christmas Carol

Washington, DC
Hailing on all frequencies! Join us as we celebrate our 25 years on the edge with a one-night-only theatrical event: A staged concert reading of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of ghosts and redemption retold in Klingon, the language invented for Star Trek by Avant Bard’s own board president, lingu...
Monday, December 15 2014 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

There Is a Happiness That Morning Is

Arlington, VA
Back by popular demand! A delightful tale about teachers behaving like horny students. Mickle Maher's smart and sexy comedy unfolds in rhyming couplets as two William Blake scholars are forced to apologize to their classes for their scandalous public hookup if they want to save their jobs. An all...
Tue, Nov 4 2014 7:30 PM Sun, Nov 23 2014 3:30 PM
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