4615 Theatre is thrilled to announce a surprise addition to its third season: the DC area premiere of Joe Calarco’s A Measure of Cruelty (January 18-26, 2020), to be staged on location in Bethesda’s legendary Harp and Fiddle pub. Calarco himself will direct the immersive event. Audience members will sit throughout the venue, including at the 360 degree bar and surrounding tables, as the action encompasses all of the sprawling space.
Buddy, a recently returned veteran from the war in Afghanistan, comes to work in his father’s bar while he nurses wounds both physical and psychic. When father and son become entangled in a local tragedy, they are forced to confront the ghosts of their past, and reckon with the cruelties they have taken part in, both at home and abroad.