For the Love of Truth

Caesar and Dada (World Premiere)
by Allyson Currin
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner

Helen Hayes Awards RecommendedWSC Avant Bard presents this thrilling world premiere by acclaimed local playwright Allyson Currin, directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Lee Mikeska Gardner.

How do you find your home when worlds collide? In post-World War I Zurich, dictatorial director Franz Lichter is the impresario of Theatre for Truth, which stands at the vanguard of realism onstage. But when ambitious American actress Lily Brik arrives on the scene, Franz’s traditional production of Julius Caesar begins to veer dangerously into the realm of that strange new art movement: Dada.

Ms. Currin’s writing has been praised as “intellectually provocative, artistically satisfying, and powerfully authentic.” Co-directing the show and designing the set is Steven T. Royal, Jr., who also designed the highly-praised production of WSC’s most recent hit, No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter.

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Alfred: Mario Baldessari
Franz: Sun King Davis
Anna: Megan Dominy
Dominic: Joe Feldman
Tristan: Andrew Ferlo
Lily: Mundy Spears*
*Member, WSC Avant Bard Acting Company

Designers/ Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Steven T. Royal, Jr.
Lighting Designer: Colin Dieck
Sound Designer: Kenny Neal
Costume Designer: Lynly Saunders
Projection Designer: Tewodross Melchishua
Fight Choreographer: Robb Hunter
Dialect Coach: Melissa Flaim
Dramaturgs: Sonya Robbins and Alan Katz
Stage Manager: Sarah Magno
Asst. Stage Manager: Colleen O’Brien


Previews: June 19 through June 21
Opening: June 22
Closes: July 14

Evening Performances will begin at 8:00PM.
Matinee Performances will begin at 2:00PM.


Callan Theatre – Catholic University of America
3801 Harewood Rd. NE
Washington, DC 20017