The Show-Off


The Show-Off by George Kelly (1924) Egotistical braggart Aubrey Piper blows into the lives of the Fishers, regaling them with fantastic tales of his past success and bright future while winning the heart of daughter Amy. The family’s attempts to cope with this master exaggerator, and his endeavors to set the record straight when caught in his own fabrications, made this 1926 parlor comedy a hit Broadway show and twice-produced film. A classic by the American playwright some credit with inventing “the well-made play,” The Show-Off has defied time and conventional wisdom by being that rarity, a comedy that is as funny now was when it was first performed, almost a century ago.

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Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$17 - $40

Discount Tickets Available Goldstar, TicketPlace, Subscribers specials

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Box Office Phone: 703-998-4555

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/11/2013 - 02/02/2013
Sunday 2:30pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:30pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 01/10/2013 - 8:00pm PWYC Preview
  • 01/16/2013 - 8:00pm PWYC Performance

Dark Days

  • 01/12/2013 - 2:30pm
Performer Role
Lee M Gardner Mrs. Fisher
Craig Miller Mr. Fisher
Erin McGuff Amy
David Gram Aubrey Piper
Jenna Berk Clara
Joe Cronin Mr. Rogers
Evan Crump Joe
Nello DeBlasio Frank Hyland
Bill Gordon Mr. Gill
Production Personnel
George Kelly
Stephen Jarrett
Costume Designer
Erin Nugent
Set Designer
Leigh-Ann Friedel
Sound Designer
Ed Moser
Lighting Designer
Jedidiah Roe


Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Getting There

  • Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Check website for bus and taxi information from Metro Stop


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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