Love! Valour! Compassion!

Dominion Stage closes its 60th season with Terrence McNally’s dramatic comedy Love! Valour! Compassion! Directed by Rick Hayes, the Tony award-winning story follows eight male friends who spend the three major holiday weekends of one summer together at a house in upstate New York. The house belongs to Gregory, a successful Broadway choreographer now approaching middle age, who fears he is losing his creativity; and his twenty-something lover, Bobby, a legal assistant who happens to be blind. Each of the guests at their house is connected to Gregory’s work in one way or another - Arthur and longtime partner Perry are business consultants; John Jeckyll, a sour Englishman, is a dance accompanist; die-hard musical theater fanatic Buzz Hauser is a costume designer and the most stereotypically gay man in the group. Only John's summer lover, Ramon, and John's twin brother James are outside the circle of friends. But Ramon is outgoing and eventually makes a place for himself in the group, and James is such a gentle soul that he is quickly welcomed. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling and skinny-dipping mix monumental questions about life and death with a wacky dress rehearsal for Swan Lake performed in drag.

Love! Valour! Compassion! contains full frontal male nudity and mature situations.

Winner of the 1995 Tony Award for Best Play.

Evening Performances (starting at 8 p.m.)
Friday, May 21
Satruday, May 22
Thursday, May 27
Friday, May 28
Wednesday, June 2
Thursday, June 3
Friday, June 4
Saturday, June 5

Matinee Performance (starting at 2 p.m.)
Sunday, June 6 

Gunston Arts Center—Theater One
2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206


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