Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive" 21 October - 20 November 2016 "Something bright and beautiful pulses in the shadows of 'The Night Alive'," wrote New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley about McPherson's most recent play, winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Brantley praised McPherson's "singular gift for making the ordinary glow with an extra dimension, like a gentle phosphorescence waiting to be coaxed into radiance." The often dark, at times violent, drama about the relationship among five highly imperfect people is also infused with black comedy as these sad souls fumble in the darkness toward the light. Directed by Jack Sbarbori and featuring Grant Cloyd, David Dubov, Chelsea Mayo, Joe Palka, and Matthew Vaky. Join us on 6 November for a post-performance talk-back with director Jack Sbarbori and his cast and moderated by McPherson expert/author Professor Gerald Wood. https://www.amazon.com/Conor-McPherson-Imagining-Mischief-Contemporary/dp/1904148115 NEW for QTC 2016-17 Season! Patrons 30 years of age and under may attend ALL FRIDAY performances for JUST $15 using the UNDER30 price category. Prized by its patrons for its intimate stagings, QTC specializes in productions of naturalistic plays about the truth and beauty in everyday "quotidian" life. This boutique theater caters to those who enjoy thinking about--and discussing with friends after the show--the meaning of a great play. Located within walking distance of Bethesda's renowned restaurant district, there are plenty of fine places to eat and/or drink before or after the play. QTC patrons enjoy a discount at nearby Vino Volo on Bethesda Row. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free in the public lot directly across from the Writer's Center, where QTC is the resident theater company. QTC is easily accessible by car or Metro (red line to Bethesda stop).