Flood City


“Tall metal beams, endless metal beams, that a dozen men can’t even move that are bigger than any train and we’re all making steel all day and all night in smoke. I know I’m seeing the future.”

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers, and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry, and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate (ir)responsibility, and a community’s resilience in the wake of the unimaginable.

Presented by Theater Alliance

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $40

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Box Office Phone: 202-241-2539

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/10/2018 - 06/17/2018
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 06/11/2018 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Production Personnel
Gabrielle Reisman
Jenna Duncan


Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

Getting There

  • Anacostia (Green Line)
  • Easily accessible via 90-series buses


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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