Their comedy was censored,
but the banned played on.
Avant Bard presents a rollicking new comedy inspired by real events. When an improv troupe in 17th-century France is bedeviled by a royal decree forbidding them from speaking onstage, the rambunctious actors stage an ingenious revolt. Taking a flying leap off historical fact, The Good Devil is a hilarious spoof on art and censorship.
Avant Bard shows are always affordable. Performances are Pay What You Will on Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees. Pay What You Will means you can name your ticket price, any price, at the door (and you can reserve a Pay What You Will ticket online in advance with a $10 minimum). General admission is just $30 on Friday, $35 Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. To reserve your tickets click here or call 703-418-4808.
For driving directions and easy public-transportation info click here.
Saturday matinees are followed by Unscripted Afterchats with members of the creative team.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SHOW
For a downloadable history of commedia dell’arte and a fun “Which Commedia Character Are You?” quiz, click here: Good to Know Good Devil
For the fascinating story of the real events that inspired The Good Devil, click here.
The Good Devil features
Natalaie Cutcher, Matthew Aldwin McGee, Doug Wilder
Set Designer: Brian Gillick
Costume Designer: Lynly Saunders
Lighting Designer: Jason Aufdem-Brinke
Sound Designer: Mehdi Raoufi
Mask and Properties Designer: Sarah Conte
Stage Manager: Becca Spencer
Resident Dramaturg: Maegan Clearwood