"The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation." - Stella Adler


World premiere of Alexandra Petri’s tragicomedy Never Never

to be part of the 10th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 9 – 26, 2015

Miss Emma and Tragedy Averted Author Crosses into Darker Realm

WASHINGTON—Barabbas Theatre Company will present Never Never, a new tragicomedy by Alexandra Petri, as part of the 10th annual Capital Fringe Festival. Known for past Capital Fringe hits such as Miss Emma’s Matchmaking Agency for Literary Characters and Tragedy Averted, and for her humorous opinion pieces in the Washington Post, Petri takes a dark turn with Never Never. Her latest play, which draws subtle parallels to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan stories, is about a man with deviant tendencies. He’s worked hard to keep from acting on his predilections but now faces his greatest temptation. Never Never asks, “Is evil really evil if it’s only in your head? Is virtue really virtue if it’s never been tested?” Despite its troubling topic and heartbreaking poignancy, never never also delivers the biggest laughs audiences will have at this year’s Fringe. Never—never!—have funny and disturbing inhabited the same play quite like this.

What: The World Premiere of Never Never at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival

Featuring: Playwright Alexandra Petri; Director Kevin O’Connell; Cast to be announced first week of April

When and Where: The festival runs from July 9-26, 2015 at various venues in Washington, DC. Performance dates, times, and venues for Never Never will be announced at capitalfringe.org and barabbastheatre.com.

Tickets and Passes: Beginning June 22 at capitalfringe.org or 866-811-4111

Barabbas Theatre Press Contact: Kevin O’Connell, barabbastheatre@gmail.com

Capital Fringe Press Contact: Laura Gross, 202-695-8223, c: 202-255-2054, press@capitalfringe.org

Twitter Handle: @barabbastheatre

Official Hashtags: #neverneverplay, #capfringe15

About Barabbas Theatre: Barabbas Theatre, a DC-area company, is dedicated to producing excellent theatre that causes people to think and feel. We want to inspire our audience to gain insights into the human condition, and we believe the best way for a theatre company to do that is to present compelling, entertaining, and intelligent dramas and comedies. Above all, we are guided by the pursuit of artistic excellence.

About Capital Fringe: Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC, region through its annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Capital Fringe’s vigorous programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.