2018-2019 Season


by David Mamet
Directed by Julie Janson

Join us for this Special Theatrical Event!

John is a professor about to acquire tenure, he’s married, he has a family, he wrote a book, and he’s buying a new house.  Carol is a student who worked hard and made sacrifices to attend a good university that would advance her station in life.  Both are terrified that they will fail and lose it all.  One day, they meet in John’s office, and neither will ever be the same.

Staged during the aftermath of the Anita Hill hearings, David Mamet’s 1992 Oleanna electrified and enraged audiences, producing countless accounts of outbursts during, and arguments after, the play. Described as “a buzz saw of gender, sex, and power” (David Marcus, The Federalist), Oleanna takes on new life in the #metoo movement. While often described as a commentary on sexual harassment and political correctness, Oleanna is a play about what happens when we stop listening to each other and forget that we are all human.

Join Providence Players of Fairfax for this six-night, special engagement in partnership with the Italian Café.  Directed by Julie Janson and starring Christopher Crockett and Amanda Ranowsky, Oleanna will be performed at a new location in the back of the Italian Café at 7161 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA. General admission tickets will be available at the door and online for $10. Don’t miss out!

Warning: This play contains strong language and adult content. 

Performance Place, Dates And Times

Italian Café (different location)
7161 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-1829

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m(different time)
March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16

August: Osage County 

By Tracy Letts
Directed by Michael Donahue

A missing father, a pill-popping 
mother and three sisters harboring dubious little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoma family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling mysteries. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County is one of the most riveting and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history.

Performance Dates And Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
March 29 – April 13
Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m.
March 31 & April 7

Leaving Iowa

By Tim Clue and Spike Manton
Directed by Julie Janson

Called “a comedy with a surprisingly deep soul… simultaneously hilarious and touching,” Leaving Iowa portrays Don’s journey to return his father’s ashes to his childhood home, only to discover that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store. This father-and son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood: the classic American summer vacation, which often meant being trapped in the back seat of a station wagon. Don’s memories bring to life the people of his past and present, weave a tale of reconciling idealism with reality, and ultimately show us what it means to love one’s family.

Performance Dates And Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
May 31 – June 15
Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m.
June 2 & 9