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Port Authority

Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda

Conor McPherson's Port Authority premiered in the DC area when QTC produced it in 2009. It has not been staged locally in the 10 years since ... Don't miss this rare chance to see this masterpiece by one of Ireland's greatest playwrights, whose works include The Weir, The Seafarer and The Girl from the North Country. Port Authority is a tale of the lost loves and missed opportunities of three generations of Dublin men. Per New York Times' Ben Brantley, the play "is a haunting fugue on passive lives and loves that might have been... As in Mr. McPherson's best work, this play is steeped in deeper symmetry, rooted in the ineffable within the everyday." DC Theatre Scene's Ben Demers praised QTC's 2009 production of Port Authority as "well worth a trip to The Writer's Center in Bethesda for its stellar writing and three strong, complex performances... This story of love, loss, and the life unlived is theater at its most captivating." QTC's 2019 production of Port Authority will be directed by QTC Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori and feature Chris Stinson (Kevin), Matthew Vaky (Dermot), and Joseph Palka (Jo).

Thru - Nov 17, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 301-654-8664

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BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"... Conor McPherson's 2006 play, Port Authority, now onstage in Bethesda at Quotidian Theatre, lacks bells, whistles, or coups de theatre. But Thornton Wilder quoted Molière as saying that all he needed for theatre was passion and a platform or two. And that's what's on offer in the well-acted revival of the 90 minute piece."
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Mary Lincer

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...His Port Authority, now in a stunning revival mounted by Quotidian Theatre Company in Bethesda, is a masterpiece of storytelling, told in the form of interlocking monologues that are as entertaining as they are moving."
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Ravelle Brickman

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"..."Port Authority" is an evening of deceptively easy chat; the turmoil, the struggles, hover over the stage and only occasionally come crashing into view. If you come to see this fine Quotidian production, don't be surprised if you find yourself haunted by these characters, in much the same way that they are haunted themselves."
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Andrew White

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Port Authority lacks the increasingly dramatic complexity and edge of McPherson's acclaimed later work Shining City and The Seafarer, but it's still potent. And the QTC stage at the Writer's Center in Bethesda is the perfect space to take in McPherson's intimate elegy to shackled inner lives and stifled longing."
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Roy Maurer

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