The Member of the Wedding


In 1945 rural Georgia, the long, hot days of summer bring struggle, longing, and opportunity for 12-year-old Frankie Addams and her family’s housekeeper Bernice Sadie Brown. Frankie longs to escape with her newlywed brother on adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Bernice struggles to balance enduring the deeply entrenched racism of the rural South with her role as surrogate mother to Frankie and her 6-year-old cousin. Adapted from the beloved novel of the same name, this evocative, poetic coming of age drama explores the pains of youth and the meaning of family.

Presented by 1st Stage

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$15 - $39

Discount Tickets Available Call box office for industry tickets

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Box Office Phone: 703-854-1856

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/09/2019 - 06/16/2019
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates


  • 05/18/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 05/16/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 05/17/2019 - 8:00pm
  • 05/18/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 05/18/2019 - 8:00pm
  • 05/19/2019 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Deidra LaWan Starnes Berenice Sadie Brown
Zoe Walpole Frankie Addams
Jonathon Helwig Jarvis Addams
Caroline Dubberly Janice Evans
Michael Crowley Royal Quincy Addams
Rebecca Ballinger Mrs. West
Dylan J. Fleming T.T. Williams
Jonathan D Palmer Honey Camden Brown
Production Personnel
Carson McCullers
Cara Gabriel
Costume Designer
Debra Kim Sivigny
Set Designer
Jonathan Dahm Robertson
Sound Designer
Neil McFadden
Lighting Designer
Jason Arnold


1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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