The Love of the Nightingale


In a world of passion and violence, two sisters are driven to do the unimaginable.

Against a backdrop of war, two loving sisters are separated by a royal marriage and a vast ocean.  Ever curious about the world, young Philomele bravely takes a voyage on the high seas in hopes of a reunion. While the stars may guide the ship’s course, danger is in the air.  Our heroine must use her creativity to reveal the truth. Olivier Award-winning playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker adapts Ovid’s mythical tale about family loyalty, desire and betrayal. With Live Music by Helen Hayes Award Winner Tom Teasley.

Presented by Constellation Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
110 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$15 - $45

Discount Tickets Available Goldstar, Subscribers specials, announced specials

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Box Office Phone: 202-204-7741

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/24/2014 - 05/25/2014
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 04/24/2014 - 8:30pm Pay What You Can Preview
  • 04/25/2014 - 8:30pm Pay What You Can Preview
  • 04/26/2014 - 8:00pm Pay-What-You-Can-Preview

Extra Performances

  • 05/12/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 05/18/2014 - 7:30pm
  • 05/25/2014 - 7:30pm

Dark Days

  • 05/03/2014 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Megan Dominy Philomele
Matthew Schleigh Tereus
Dorea Schmidt Procne
Rena C Brown Niobe
Henry Niepoettler Itys
Bru Ajueyitsi Hippolytus, Chorus
Vanessa Bradchulis Queen, June
Edward Christian King, Chorus
Daniel Corey Theseus, Chorus
Jennifer J. Hopkins Aphrodite, Hero
Ashley Ivey Captain, Chorus
Emma Jackson Nurse, Iris
Neelam Patel Phaedra, Helen
Production Personnel
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Adapted from Ovid
Allison Arkell Stockman
Costume Designer
Kendra Rai
Set Designer
A.J. Guban
Sound Designer
Tom Teasley
Movement for plays
Kelly King - Dance and Movement
Matthew R. Wilson - Fight Choreographer
Lighting Designer
Joseph R. Walls
Tom Teasley
Puppet Designer - Don Becker


1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Getting There

  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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