February 12, 2018

The Catholic University of America Department of Drama is presenting two original plays by M.F.A. playwriting candidates in February: River Like Sin by Lindsay Adams and The Knot by Liz Maestri. The playwrights’ creativity will be brought to life in full-scale productions featuring student actors and professional directors from the Washington, D.C. area.

Written by Lindsay Adams and directed by Shanara Gabrielle and Lee Cromwell, River Like Sin tells the harrowing tale of a struggling farming community being kept alive by a strong, flowing river. A young woman named Wren Walker crosses the river to discover that its source is the tears of the ghost of an elderly woman. After Wren continues to visit the ghost, she stops crying, causing the river to dry up and the remaining livelihood of the town to die. Angry, the townspeople look for someone, or something, to blame. River Like Sin is a haunting and dramatic story that may become your next favorite dark fantasy. River Like Sin will be performed in Callan Theater at Catholic University on February 16, 22, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and 25 at 2 p.m.

The Knot, written by Liz Maestri and directed by Kristin Clippard gives the audience a glimpse into the perfect couple, Khymi and TJ, their perfect engagement, and what is expected to be the perfect wedding. However, planning for the event reveals that things are not always as they seem. Khymi and TJ soon learn what their marriage really means behind all the flowers, rings, cakes, and presents. Reflecting the world of the modern American wedding planning craziness, The Knot is expected to wow audiences with a range of emotions, including humor, sadness, love, and heartbreak. The Knot will be performed in Callan Theater at Catholic University on February 17, 21, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 18 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Tickets to the performances can be purchased at drama.cua.edu or be email at hartkeboxoffice@gmail.com. Ticket prices range from $5-$15.

MEDIA: To schedule an interview or review a performance, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at communications@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.