The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

Michael Anthony Williams, Josh Adams and Lou Liberatore C. Stanley Photography
Performance Dates

When retired longshoreman and lifelong Communist Gus summons his three adult children to their Brooklyn home to explain why he’s selling the family brownstone and ending his life, things don’t go exactly as planned. The children bring their own dramas; Pill and his husband are stumbling as an old flame resurfaces; Empty and her wife are squabbling as they await the birth of their child; and Vic is confronting long-buried truths. A deeply emotional battle over what makes life worth living from Tony, Obie, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner in a newly updated epic making its DC premiere.

“a lively play packed with reasons to listen” - The Washington Post

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
210 minutes


Clio Annunziata Marcantonio, called Zeeko (Zia Clio)
Maeve Ludens
Eli Wolcott
Adam Butler
Sooze Moon Marcantonio
Michelle O’Neill, called Shelle
Vito Anthony Marcantonio, called V, Vic, Vinnie
Maria Teresa Marcantonio, called Empty
Paul Cedric Davis
Augusto Giuseppe Garibaldi Marcantonio, Gus
PierLuigi Marcantonio, called Pill

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Michelle Elwyn