Rapture, Blister, Burn


After Grad school, roommates Catherine and Gwen took divergent paths in life. Catherine followed her professional ambition and became a rock star academic. Gwen, abandoned her studies for marriage and stay at home motherhood. Reunited in their 40’s both face a kind of “buyer’s remorse” about their life choices and wonder if it’s possible to start anew. Figuring it’s now or never, they engage in a reckless game of romantic “musical chairs” the consequences of which are both tantalizing and deeply poignant.  With scorching insight and Gionfriddo’s distinctive wit, Rapture, Blister, Burn weaves an intimate tale of contemporary gender politics that illuminates our common struggle to achieve that ever-elusive goal called Happiness.

Presented by Peter's Alley Theatre Productions

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$25 - $30

Discount Tickets Available Seniors $25 All Performances

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Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/15/2017 - 10/22/2017
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
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Thursday ---
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
Tiffany Garfinkle Gwen Harper
Dexter Hamlett Don Harper
Gianna Rapp Avery Willard
Nancy Blum Alice Croll
Aly B. Ettman Catherine Croll
Production Personnel
Gina Gionfriddo
Mark Kamie
Costume Designer
Aly B. Ettman
Set Designer
Dan Remmers
Sound Designer
David G. Jung
Lighting Designer
Peter Caress


Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206
About the Venue:
An 85-seat black box theater two blocks from downtown Shirlington. The theater is located inside the Arlington Cultural Affairs building.


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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