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Flood City (opening)

  • ANACOSTIA PLAYHOUSE 2020 Shannon Place Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)
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Theater Alliance presents
Flood City

by Gabrielle Reisman
Directed by Jenna Duncan

May 10-June 17, 2018

Regional Premiere

“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Ticket Prices

Adult – $40
Senior, Student, Military – $30

All previews are half price.

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Radical Neighboring Initiative

Name Your Own Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that he price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name Your Own Price tickets available.

Earlier Event: May 18
Flood City (May 11 - June 17)
Later Event: May 20
Flood City (Opening)