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Signature Theatre kicks off the Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative with a complex and intriguing look at an American worldview created in the wake of September 11.

For the last 12 years, or 4,380 days, Malik Djamal Ahmad Essaid has been held without charge by the United States government at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. As he languishes in his cell, his interactions with those on the outside are juxtaposed with historical events in a riveting exposé into the most dangerous prison of all—fear.

With a graceful poetry and a fluidity that spans time and place, DC playwright Annalisa Dias delivers a searing and timely critique of power, humanity and what it means to be American.

Presented by Signature Theatre

Show Type
Drama
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$40 - $103

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Box Office Phone: 703-820-9771

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/16/2018 - 02/18/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:00pm-
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Cast
Performer Role
Ahmad Kamal Malik/El Hadj El Kaim
MIchael John Casey Bud Abramson/Man
Rex Daugherty Luke/Colonel Pelissier
Lynette Rathnam Woman
Production Personnel
Playwright
Annalisa Dias
Director
Kathleen Akerley
Costume Designer
Heather Lockard
Set Designer
Elizabeth Jenkins
Sound Designer
Neil McFadden
Movement for plays
Robb Hunter
Lighting Designer
John Burkland

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Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
About the Venue:
Recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, Signature Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company in Arlington, Virginia dedicated to producing contemporary musicals and plays, reinventing classic musicals, and developing new work. The intimate ARK Theatre comfortably seats 120 and is home to Signature's plays, musicals, and cabaret performances.

Getting There

  • Pentagon City (Blue/Yellow Lines)
  • The closest Metro stop to Signature is Pentagon City. From there, Signature is only a short taxi ride away. A taxi stand is located in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The fare is approximately $12. The Pentagon Bus Terminal is steps from Pentagon Metro station. From the bus terminal, the 7A, 7F, 25A and 25D buses can be taken to the Shirlington Transit Centre, around the corner from the Theatre. The Transit Centre is the first stop on the bus from Pentagon. Buses arrive approximately every 10 to 15 minutes.

Parking

  • Free onsite parking
  • Free public garages

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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