The Finger


This is the Western premiere of The Finger by playwright Doruntina Basha.  She is from Kosovo. She has translated the play into 7 different languages. This Venus production is the first time it has crossed the Atlantic.

Ten years after the war two women, Zoja and Skurta, continue to wait for their husband and son to come home. This is an exploration of ambiguous grief and the ties that bind women who are left behind. 

Stylistically, Basha contrasts dark sparse scenes with intermezzos full of imagination and joy. It's a wonderful journey.

The Finger draws its impetus from a vacuum, from a family bereft, and the implacable dynamics between two women. In it, a disappearance calls for-and exacts-rituals in the gap between life and death.

Presented by Venus Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $20

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Box Office Phone: 202-236-4078

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/19/2019 - 10/13/2019
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
Amy Rhodes Zoja
Catherine A Gilbert Skurta
Production Personnel
Doruntina Basha
Deborah Randall
Costume Designer
Deborah Randall
Set Designer
Amy Rhodes
Sound Designer
Neil McFadden
Lighting Designer
Kristin Thompson
Adapted By
Doruntina Basha


Venus Theatre
21 C Street, Laurel, MD 20707


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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