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WESTMINSTER by Brenda Withers
 

Directed by Summer Wallace

WORLD PREMIERE
March 22 to April 28, 2024

SYNOPSIS

When Pia is gifted a surprise rescue dog by an old friend, Krys, the women and their partners face-off over issues of class, accountability, and good breeding. The winner of Urbanite Theatre’s 2023 Modern Works Festival, WESTMINSTER is part morality play/part screwball romp, digging into “acceptable” social prejudices—and the consequences of leaving those biases unchecked.

Headshot of WESTMINSTER playwright Brenda Withers

Meet the Playwright

BRENDA WITHERS

Brenda Withers is a writer, actor, and founding member of the Harbor Stage Company on Cape Cod. Her plays Off Peak, Matt & Ben, JORDAN, and The Kritik have been produced at places like 59E59, Portland Stage (Clauder Prize, Edgerton New Play Award), Northern Stage, the Kitchen, Gloucester Stage, Two River, and Amphibian Stage. She's enjoyed playwriting residencies with New Georges, the Camargo Foundation, and the Huntington. Recent onstage credits include the Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, A.R.T., McCarter Theatre, the Folger, and Hartford Stage. She studied drama and religion at Dartmouth College, is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and was a playwright-producer with The Pool presenting The Ding Dongs. Brenda is thrilled to be working with Urbanite Theatre, who presented her play NORTHSIDE HOLLOW (co-written with Jonathan Fielding) in 2018.

Meet the Director

SUMMER WALLACE

As founding Producing Artistic Director of Urbanite Theatre, Summer has directed the regional premieres of SCORCH,ATHENA, NORTHSIDE HOLLOW (Winner 2018 Handy Award for Best Direction of a Play), DRY LAND, Sam & Lizzie (reading) and is the producing director for Urbanite’s Modern Works Festivals. Regional credits include: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, Dog Day’s Theatre, 1st Stage, Vashon Repertory Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, Stage Door Theatre, Lagniappe Theatre, Theatre Lab, Players Theatre, FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, New College of Florida and the list goes on. Summer is also Producing Director of Two Chicks Production. Summer is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA

Headshot of WESTMINSTER director Summer Wallace

TICKET INFORMATION

MARCH 22 TO APRIL 28, 2024

SHOWTIMES:

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS* AT 7:30PM


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 8PM


SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AT 2PM

TICKETS:

STANDARD TICKETS: $42


UNDER 40** TICKETS: $28


STUDENT** TICKETS: $5

Content Note: Play contains adult language.


*Thursday performances are part of our Talkback Thursday series.Talkbacks are moderated discussions with the cast that take place after the performance, offering audiences an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the show.


**Must present valid ID.

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