Ran March 17 – April 10, 2022 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
Helen Hayes Recommended!!
This gripping thriller was set on Christmas Eve as a female philosophy professor is stopped by a veteran law enforcement officer who accuses her of planting a bomb that will explode at midnight. The investigator confronted the professor with what he sees as incriminating evidence, which the accused dismisses as overly-aggressive law enforcement and paranoia about an academic who is critical about the government. The production raised important questions regarding terrorism, the rule of law, surveillance, civil liberties, and police conduct, and our persistent problems of racism and inequality.
Featured Stephen Patrick Martin and Danielle Davy
Directed by Karin Rosnizeck
Set Design: Nadir Bey
Lighting and Projections Design: Hailey LaRoe
Fight and Intimacy Director: Jon Rubin
Stage Manager: Laura Schlachtmeyer
DC Metro Theater Arts’ John Stoltenberg calls Christmas Eve “outstanding” and a “present for all seasons”. Read his review here:
“What ensues between Thomas and Judith is a first-rate cerebral thriller that had me transfixed,” he writes.
Olivia Murray of Broadway World DC says “if you would like to witness a production that is both thrilling and intellectual, specifically relating to today’s society and political ideas, come to the Atlas Performing Arts Center to see ExPats Theatre’s Christmas Eve.” Read her review here: https://www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/BWW-Review-CHRISTMAS-EVE-at-ExPats-Theatre-20220319
Ian Thal of the Washington City Paper writes “Gifted Actors Explore Oppression in ExPats Theatre’s Christmas Eve”. Read his review here:
He says its “well designed projections and compelling performances animate the production”.
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