The Jan. 11 opening of Seven Guitars at Washington DC's Studio Theatre wasn't the only good news for the company. Their revival of Miss Margarida's Way was extended past its Jan. 4 close, to Jan 25.
In celebration of the Studio's 20th season, Sarah Marshall re-creates her 1983 performance in Robert Athayde's darkly satirical piece, directed by Joy Zinoman. Miss Margarida, "everybody's nightmare eighth-grade teacher," began previews Dec. 17. Estelle Parsons starred in the last Broadway revival of this metaphorical look at dictatorship.
Upcoming shows at the Studio include The Steward of Christendom and The Old Settler. From Ireland comes Sebastian Barry's Christendom, April 1-May 3. Ted van Griethuysen will play Tom Dunne, who years after Irish Independence wastes away in a Dublin madhouse. In exile from his Loyalist past, he escapes into his memories. Joy Zinoman directs.
The Old Settler closes the season, May 27-June 28. Seret Scott directs John Henry Redwood's romantic comedy about two middle-aged and single sisters in 1943 Harlem, awakened by an "electrically sexual boarder" from down South.