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a love story by johnna adams 
Directed by Amber mcginnis jackson

OCTOBER 29-November 21

Max and Whitney live in their own, imaginary worlds. They are both patients in a clinical trial experimenting with a new drug – a treatment that will cure them of their schizophrenic dreams and flights of fancy – that will make them functioning members of society. As the pills take effect their fantasies fade. Amidst their struggles to preserve their illusions they fall in love. Max and Whitney must choose between a love that is real and the worlds that they have built.

Special location!
641 D St NW, Washington DC



Performance Dates




Daniel Corey and Laura C. Harris




JOHNNA ADAMS (Playwright) received an Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Citation in April 2013 for her play Gidion’s Knot. She is the 2011 recipient of the Princess Grace Award and a 2012 Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Gidion’s Knot was published in the December 2012 edition of American Theatre Magazine. The Contemporary American Theatre Festival premiered Gidion’s Knot in Shepherdtown, WV, in summer of 2012 and twelve regional productions are planned around the country for the 2013-14 season, including productions at InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia), Profiles (Chicago), Kitchen Dog (Dallas), Stages (Houston) and Furious Theatre Company (Los Angeles). Flux Theatre Ensemble (New York) produced her play Sans Merci in spring of 2013 in New York. The script was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for best play. Her play Skinless was developed at the 2012 MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center and read at Rattlestick (New York) in winter of 2012. Her play Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens was produced by Impetuous Theatre in autumn of 2013. Johnna’s plays Angel Eaters, Rattlers, 8 Little Antichrists, Sans Merci, Cockfighters and The Sacred Geometry of S&M Porn are published by Original Works Publishing (www.originalworksonline.com) and a forthcoming edition of Gidion’s Knot will be published by Dramatists Play Serivce, Inc. Johnna graduated from the DePaul University Theatre School with a BFA in Acting and received a 2012 MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College with Tina Howe. 
AMBER MCGINNIS JACKSON (Director) is a director and writer for both theatre and film that hails from the magical land of North Carolina. Some of her favorite local credits include Lobster Alice and Oregon Trail (Flying V Theatre), The Last Burlesque (Pinky Swear Productions), Orlando (WSC Avant Bard), Uses of Enchantment(Source Festival) as well as collaborations with The Folger Theatre, Keegan Theatre, No Rules Theatre Co., 1st Stage, Rorschach Theatre, and Constellation Theatre, where she is also a company member. She was a producer for the Emmy Award-winning Kennedy Center Honors Film office, and has written and directed over two-dozen films for WILL Interactive. Amber holds a MFA in Directing from Baylor University. Up next: Equusat Constellation Theatre. www.amberdirector.com