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Performance Venue
Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two
2700 S Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
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3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
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Hurricane Diane

by Madeleine George

Hurricane Diane
May 18 - June 10, 2023

Prepare yourself for Hurricane Diane! Enter the garden of a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac home where the Greek god Dionysus has arrived in the form of Diane, a lesbian permaculture gardener from Vermont. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity, and her secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Who better to begin with than four suburban New Jersey housewives? Playwright Madeleine George brings us a riotous evisceration of the blind eye we turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us . . . in our backyards.

The New York Times cheered Hurricane Diane as an “astonishing new play,” and New York magazine hailed it as “hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection.”

Director Stevie Zimmerman makes her Avant Bard debut with this production.

Hurricane Diane is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Production Team

Director: Stevie Zimmerman
Producers: Avant Bard Producing Partners

Technical Team

Technical Director: Jarrod DiGiorgi
Master Electrician: Joe Miller