Season 70 | 2019-2020

Fall 2019: Last Summer At Bluefish Cove, a play by Jane Chambers, directed by Sharon Veselic

Seven lesbian friends, their idyll interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a female alien from the straight world, are cozily gathered for the summer in cottages on the shore, at Bluefish Cove. By the end of the summer, nobody is the same. (Variety)  Performance dates: November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2019.  All performances at 8pm, Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206.

Winter 2020: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a musical by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, directed by Danielle Guy

An exhilarating and raucous look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, reinventing the life of our seventh president. (Music Theatre International)  Performance dates: January 31, February 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2020. All performances at 8pm, Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206.

Spring 2020: Hand To God, a play by Robert Askins, directed by Ruben Vellekoop

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. (Dramatists Play Service)

Dominion Stage is sad to announce that we are officially cancelling the final show of our 70th season, Hand to God, due to the ongoing prohibitions on live performances necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our thanks to director Ruben Vellekoop and his cast: Patrick Newhart, Jennifer Rose, Morgan DeHart, Meredith Garagiola and Tristan Poje, who continued their rehearsals separated and remotely even as the odds of a stage performance grew increasingly slim. Thanks also to Producer Richard Issacs, Executive Producer Mike Rudden, Set Designer/Master Carpenter Dave Moretti, the rest of the creative team and our volunteers, all of whom worked right up to the day of the lockdown and even beyond. We could not have asked for greater dedication to a production, and we are both humbled and extremely grateful to have received it.