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Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two
2700 S Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Avant Bard Theatre Office
3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
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Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare

Corliolanus square
February 29 — March 23, 2024

An Avant Bard and Longacre Lea co-production, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is directed by Longacre Lea Managing Director Séamus Miller and is inspired by video games, virtual reality, and our cultural embrace of ultra-violence. The production runs from February 29 through March 23, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. The production reframes our understanding of the protagonist through a trauma-informed lens. The audience will be directly involved and implicated in the conditioning of a man who is bred into, even celebrated for, antisocial brutality—and then punished for his learned inability to ‘play nice.’ Longacre Lea brings its signature video presence to the co-production.


Previews and Saturday Matinees are Pay-What-You-Will performances. Both performances on Saturday, March 16 (2:00 pm and 7:30 pm), are Mask-Required performances.


Read the Press Release about this co-production.

Performance Days and Times

Thursday, February 29, 7:30 pm (Preview/PWYW)
Friday, March 1, 7:30 pm (Preview/PWYW)
Saturday, March 2, 2:00 pm (Preview/PWYW)
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm (Preview/PWYW)
Sunday, March 3, 2:00 pm (Opening/Closed Performance)

Thursday, March 7 7:30 pm
Friday, March 8 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 9 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 7:30 pm (PWYW)
Sunday, March 10 2:00 pm

Thursday, March 14 7:30 pm
Friday, March 15 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 16 2:00 pm (Masks Required/PWYW)
Saturday, March 16, 7:30 pm (Masks Required)
Sunday, March 17 2:00 pm

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 22, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm (PWYW)
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 pm (Closing)

(PWYW = Pay What You Will)

Runtime

approximately 2 hours with one ten-minute intermission

Audience Advisory

This production of Coriolanus employs the use of strobe, blood, and simulated violence effects. There will also be facsimile weapons on stage.


Cast

Coriolanus: James Finley
Volumnia: Kimberly Gilbert*
Virgilia et al.: Kiana Johnson
Menenius: Eric Hissom*
Cominius et al.: Christopher Holbert
Titus Lartius et al.: Stephen Kime
Sicinius (video): Shayna Freedman
Brutus (video): Samuel Richie
Aufidius et al.: Saron Araia
Ensemble: Karina Hilleard
Ensemble: Brendan Kennedy

Production Team

Director: Séamus Miller*

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Sponsors

Production Sponsors: David Highnote and Roger Hockenberry

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