On Approval


“A dinner party lasts two hours. Marriage has been known to last two years.”

A comedy of (bad) manners from the 1920s, in which two wealthy women who want to get married have chosen their prospective husbands, but insist on trying the merchandise on before making the deal. Lonsdale’s biting wit sparkles as his characters match and mismatch in this once-hugely popular play, not seen in DC for decades.

Presented by Washington Stage Guild

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $50

Discount Tickets Available PWYC Previews; Students & Senior Discounts

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Box Office Phone: 240-582-0050

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/23/2015 - 05/24/2015
Sunday 02:30pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:30pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Tricia McCauley Maria Wislack
Dylan Myers George, Duke of Bristol
Paul Edward Hope Richard Halton
Megan Dominy Helen Hale
Production Personnel
Frederick Lonsdale
Stephen Carpenter
Costume Designer
Lynn Steinmetz
Set Designer
Carl F. Gudenius
Sound Designer
Marcus Darnley
Lighting Designer
Marianne Meadows


Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, , Washington, DC 20001

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)
  • Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • We are in the heart of downtown with many bus routes, plus the downtown Circulator.


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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