Written by Craig Houk

Produced by special arrangement with Next Stage Press, Inc.

Directed by Matthew Randall
Executive Producer: Rebecca Harris
Producers: Nick Friedlander and Lauren Markovich


Performances August 4 - 19.  Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 PM

LOCATION: Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

This show contains adult content and subject matter and is not recommended for those under the age of 17. Additionally, the production contains flashing lights.

When searching in your preferred navigation app, please be sure to search for “Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two” not “Dominion Stage” as we use multiple locations in Arlington and various navigation apps will show us at different locations.

Gunston Theatre Two is located at Gunston Middle School. When you drive into the school complex please turn to the right and away from the soccer fields. There is ample parking at Gunston Theatre Two. The entrance to the theater is around the back of the building as you move counterclockwise around the building. Look for the neon signs above door #3.


Four vengeful, narcissistic actors, with the assistance of a brutish stage manager and a cynical stagehand, abduct and hold captive a theatre critic notorious for shutting down productions and ending careers through his malicious reviews. To confound matters, they intend to carry their plan out during a performance of a show they're all currently appearing in. Less than an hour before the curtain is due to rise, their scheme begins to quickly unravel; we discover that none of the conspirators are familiar with the actual plan or its designed outcome. Brute Farce is a satirical commentary on the perpetually symbiotic, oftentimes dysfunctional, and occasionally turbulent relationship between actors and reviewers.

The Production Team

Executive Producer - Rebecca J. Harris
Producers - Nick Friedlander, Lauren Markovich
Director - Matthew Randall
Fight Choreographer - Michael Donahue
Dialect Coach - Alden Michels
Stage Manager - Sam Jensen
Lighting Design - Ken and Patti Crowley
Sound Design - Jon Roberts
Set Design - David Correia
Properties and Set Dressing - Helen Bard-Sobola, Jeffrey Davis, Susie Poole
Master Carpenter - David Correia
Costume Design - Joan Lawrence
Hair, Wig, & Makeup Design - Rebecca J. Harris
Set Construction, Painting and Load-in Crew - Sam Austin, David Correia, Rebecca J. Harris, Lauren Markovich, Susie Poole

The Cast

Alistair McHugh - Mario Font
Killian Black - Joe Dzikiewicz
Deirdre Shepherd - Shayne Gardner
Reggie Brimble - Karey L. Hart
Fiona Bainbridge - Kat Sanchez
Vivian Pruitt - Heather Plank
Quinn Ponsonby - Richard Fiske

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Dominion Stage is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Federal ID number 52-1349392.