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Orson’s Shadow

Two Hollywood giants – Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier. The time is 1960; the place is a West End theatre. Legendary critic Kenneth Tynan has made a startling proposal: Welles should direct Olivier and the young Joan Plowright in Rhinoceros, Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece. But it is the rehearsal process that brims with absurdity as titanic personalities, including Vivien Leigh, wrestle the muse in this witty and incisive depiction of the drama of theatre.

“Winning…Mr. Pendleton creates an engrossing picture of success, failure, betrayal, guilt, and ravening fear among a shifting constellation of stars of film and theater.” – NY Times

"…Beguiling and thematically substantial…full of wit, intelligence and salacious interest.” – Chicago Tribune

01/09/2015 - 01/31/2015

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Casting Announcement for "The Language Archive"

Silver Spring Stage is pleased to announce the cast of "The Language Archive" by Julia Cho, directed by Joseph Coracle.



Silver Spring Stage is seeking original one-act scripts for its upcoming annual One-Act Festival. The Festival will run for two weekends in August 2015.

Silver Spring Stage will award Playwrights’ Prizes at the conclusion of the Festival. Prizes will be $150 for Best One-Act Play and $100 for One-Act Runner-Up. All plays presented as part of the Festival will be eligible for prizes.


Call for Director for Venus in Fur by David Ives

Deadline:  February 1, 2015

Silver Spring Stage is seeking proposals from directors who are interested in directing David Ives’ Venus in Fur.  The show will close our 2014-2015 season, running July 10, 2015 – August 1, 2015.


Humor, Drama, and Titanic Personalities


Real-life…and larger than life. Those are the kinds of characters who will be holding court on Colesville Road for the next four weekends as Silver Spring Stage presents Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow, a comedy laced with jolts of tension and titanic characters.