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Welcome to Silver Spring Stage’s 2016-2017 season subscription webpage. We pledge to you to offer you the best of what you like about the Stage – an intimate theater, top quality plays, and affordable prices – and added what you want to see – plays that are smart and have heart. We will give you the best of downtown theater without downtown theater ticket prices.

 

You get to choose the plays you want to see. You pick your own plan from 3 to 7 plays and save over regular ticket prices. The benefits are big: first choice of dates and seats, exchange your tickets anytime you want, get your tickets in advance so no wait at the box office, free tickets to our One-Act Play Festival and discounts on special presentations. See a whole season of plays for one ticket at the Kennedy Center! 

Silver Spring Stage has not raised its subscription prices this year, so the great deal you got last year stays the same! By purchasing a subscription, you will save 25% on single tickets. As in past years, we are offering you free tickets to our 2016 One Act Festival when you purchase a 7-play package. Also, we plan to offer you a discount to this year’s unique holiday show. We will provide more details on the holiday show offer soon. Please note there is a $5 processing fee for subscription orders.

Our New Season

We have a one-of-a-kind season planned with five community theater premieres. We continue to present four weekends with Friday and Saturday evenings and two Sunday matinees. Here is the season with dates and brief descriptions of the shows. 

2016 One-Act Festival

August 18-August 28, 2016

This year Silver Spring Stage is collaborating with Montgomery Playhouse on two weekends of mostly original one-act plays, many by local playwrights. The first weekend will be presented by the Playhouse and the second by the Stage. Each weekend feature different plays that are short enough to showcase humor and passion. 

The Emperor of North America by Thomas Hischak

September 16-October 1, 2016

Silver Spring Stage is proud to present the world premiere of this touching family comedy, in conjunction with the American Association of Community Theatre’s NewPlayFest 2016. Leo, a writer, is struggling with competing pressures from his aging father, his girlfriend, his daughter, and his agent…as well as with his own internal conflict as he weighs his passion for his work against the draw of commercial success. 

Stupid F*&$ing Bird by Aaron Posner

October 21-November 12, 2016

In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Stupid F*&$ing Bird will tickle you, tantalize you, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.

“Savvy, petulant blitz is less an adaptation of Chekhov’s landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe.” — Washington Post

Holiday Show - Coil Project

December 9–18, 2016

Silver Spring Stage is proud to collaborate with the Coil Project in a completely original holiday show. There's nothing worse than tech week for a terrible holiday play, except getting snowed in with the cast and crew. Laughs abound, songs echo, and a few expletives fly as DC's The Coil Project puts its spin on much-loved TV holiday specials of yore. This year’s holiday show will be one of a kind! (Recommended for patrons ages 16+)

 

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

January 13-February 4, 2017

Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

“Lauren Gunderson’s luminously beautiful play is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line: Heavenly.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin

February 24-March 18, 2017

This madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole, and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre. Pursuing their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they offer unique solutions to the Three Sisters’ need to have life's deeper purpose revealed. The tradition of great backstage comedies revives the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” at the turn of the century.

A smart, acerbic crowd pleaser... Simultaneously a love letter and a poison pen letter to the American theatre." — Variety

A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter

April 7-April 30, 2017

In the bleak break room of a Hobby Lobby in Idaho, Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal seeks to establish a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother, Anna, a hapless young woman and their foul-mouthed manager Pauline. These lost souls confront an unyielding world through the prism of modern faith.

“A quietly affecting drama that delves into the always thorny issues of faith, forgiveness, and second chances with great eloquence and compassion." —TheatreMania

Three Sisters by Anton Chekov

May 19-June 10, 2017

Silver Spring Stage proudly presents in collaboration with Throwback Theater the timeless classic play. Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is a portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

“The play creates the sense of fulfilling a wish that so many of us experience. That’s the longing to travel back to the moment when an old photograph was taken — of people who deeply intrigue us but appear so utterly alien — and to see the flow of real life that led to and from that point.” — NY Times

One Man, Two Guv’nors by Richard Bean 

July 7-July 29, 2017

Brighton, England. 1963. In the frantic British farce style, a young man is trying to make his mark but ends up working for a small-time gangster trying to collect a fee from his his fiancée’s gangster father. But it in the mounting hilarity and confusion, all are not who they purport to be and in the chaos, the young man ends up serving two bosses.

“The forms this madness takes are as rowdy as the Three Stooges and as light-footed as Fred Astaire.” — NY Times

 

Below you will have your options of packages. Please indicate your preferred date and seating. We will do our utmost to accommodate your preference. 

For any questions, concerns or requests about your subscription, please contact Michael Kharfen, subscription manager, at contact@ssstage.org or by leaving a message on our information line at (301) 593-6036.

We hope you will join us for another season at Silver Spring Stage -- the little theater with big ideas!


 

3 Play Package 2016-2017 3 Play Package

• Select dates for 3 plays.
• On the billing screen, please list seating requests and alternate dates.
• We will do the best to honor all seating requests.
• Tickets will be mailed as soon as possible.

4 Play Package 2016-2017 4 Play Package

• Select dates for 4 plays.
• On the billing screen, please list seating requests and alternate dates.
• We will do the best to honor all seating requests.
• Tickets will be mailed as soon as possible.

5 Play 2016-2017 5 Play Package

• Select dates for 5 plays.
• On the billing screen, please list seating requests and alternate dates.
• We will do the best to honor all seating requests.
• Tickets will be mailed as soon as possible.

6 Play 2016-2017 6 Play Package

• Select dates for 6 plays.
• On the billing screen, please list seating requests and alternate dates.
• We will do the best to honor all seating requests.
• Tickets will be mailed as soon as possible.

7 Play 2016-2017 7 Play Package

• Select dates for all 7 plays and One Act Festival.
• On the billing screen, please list seating requests and alternate dates.
• We will do the best to honor all seating requests.
• Tickets will be mailed as soon as possible.

For any questions, concerns or requests about your subscription, please contact us at contact@ssstage.org or by leaving a message on our information line at (301) 593-6036.

We hope you will join us for another season at Silver Spring Stage – the little theater with big ideas!