RED VELVET performances canceled June 28–July 3

Due to a positive COVID case within the cast, STC has decided to cancel performances of Red Velvet through July 3. Performances will resume as scheduled from July 5 through July 17. We apologize for this inconvenience. We truly appreciate your understanding as we aim to take care of the health and well-being of our hardworking company. 

At this time, any ticket buyers for a canceled performance have had their money put on account. They can reschedule by calling the Box Office at 202.547.1122 to choose a new date.

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and continued support of STC. See you at the theatre!

Women's Voices Festival“What happened out there at the end of the desert?
The Sea of Death quiet and deadly—rising before me.
Of that night I never spoke again.
But I remember.”

The story has been told before, but never like this. A fortress called Machaerus, sandy cliffs perched high above the Sea of Death. A holy man from the wilderness, demanding freedom for his people, locked deep beneath the ground. A nameless woman, written into history, by others, known to us as Salomé, whose mysterious act changed the course of history. In this new work, internationally acclaimed adaptor/director Yaël Farber reworks Oscar Wilde’s play with ancient Arabic and Hebraic texts. The result is an urgently relevant exploration of the woman’s voice in history, oppressed people’s power over their own bodies, and the explosive connections between religious and political uprising.

marks STC’s entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival with this new adaptation by Farber, a multiple award-winning director and playwright with a reputation for hard-hitting, artistic works. Her productions have toured extensively internationally, and include Nirbhaya, Molora, Woman in Waiting, He Left Quietly, Amajuba, Mies Julie—a Helen Hayes Award-nominated Presentation at STC in Fall 2013—and an acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Women’s Voices Theater Festival
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival, which boasts participation from more than 50 theaters throughout the Nation’s Capital region, is dedicated to featuring new work by female playwrights and highlighting the scope of plays being written by women. More information on the two-month festival can be found at

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Oct 6, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015

Michael R. Klein TheatreAdapted and directed by Yaël FarberRuntime: 1hr 30min

This production contains nudity and graphic themes.
Salomé was commissioned through a grant from the Beech Street Foundation and is sponsored by the Share Fund.

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