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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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Production History

Avant Bard has been proudly presenting edgy, innovative classic works, both time-tested and contemporary, since 1990. View our history of past productions by season below.

2023-2024 Season

2022-2023 Season

  • Billy and George by Ken Jones and Daryl L. Harris (world premiere)
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George
  • Scripts in Play Festival
    • Torn by John Becker
    • The Figs by Doug Robinson
    • A Lovely Light by Hannah Land

2021-2022 Season

2019-2020 Season

(curtailed by the pandemic)

  • Suddenly Last Summer and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams
  • Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson
  • Illyria, Or What You Will adapted by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hébert from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
  • A Misanthrope by Matt Minnicino (adapted from The Misanthrope by Molière)
  • Scripts in Play Festival
    • Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Kenneth Cavander and adapted by Mattthew Minnicino
    • Tragedy Averted by Alexandra Petri
    • Hercules in Russia by Allyson Currin
    • Hey Darcy! A Bromantic Comedy by Amanda Quain and Rebecca Speas
    • Three Suitcases by Richard Byrne
    • Adoration of Dora by Lojo Simon
    • Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson
    • A Two Woman Hamlet adapted from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

2017-2018 Season

TAME. by Jonell Walker

The Gospel at Colonus by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer, based on Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

King Lear by William Shakespeare

2015-2016 Season

  • Holiday Memories adapted by Russell Vanderbrouke from “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • The Good Devil (in Spite of Himself) by Mario Baldessari and Tyler Herman

2014-2015 Season

  • Visible Language by Andy Welchel and Mary Resing (world premiere) — co-production with Gallaudet University
  • There Is a Happiness That Morning Is by Mickle Maher
  • Benefit Reading: A Klingon Christmas Carol by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom (author, translation), Sasha Walloch (author), Laura Thurston (translation), Bill Hedrick (translation), Chris Lipscombe (additional content and translation), Terrence Donnelly (lyricist)
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, translated by Laurence Senelick

2013-2014 Season

  • King John by William Shakespeare
  • Orlando by Sara Ruhl, adapted from the book by Virginia Woolf
  • Nero/Pseudo by Richard Byrne (world premiere) — Washington, DC Fringe Festival


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