Five Must-See Plays for the Holidays and the New Year

What better way to spend the holiday and cold winter season than in a cozy theatre watching an awe-inspiring play with your family or friends?

The new year is quickly approaching, which means theatre companies all over D.C. are preparing for the 2017 theatre season. We picked five plays from our favorite theatres in D.C. for you to see now or in the upcoming season:

The Hard Problem
Studio Theatre presents The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, a story about a young psychology researcher, Hilary, and her colleagues grappling with “the hard problem” of defining consciousness, which causes her to dwell on a past complicated decision that fuels her controversial stances. The Hard Problem explores the difference between the brain and the mind, the nature of belief, and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience. Click here for more information about tickets and Studio Theatre.

An Irish Carol
Just like the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, An Irish Carol will pull you into the spirit of the holidays. Set in a modern Dublin pub, this comic and touching play follows an evening of a lonely pub owner named David who has lost touch with his own humanity. But on Christmas Eve, challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by one in the present, and faced with the reality of a lonely future, David’s life may change forever. Click here for information about Keegan Theatre and An Irish Carol.

Titanic the Musical
Jack and Rose are together again on the stage of Signature Theater in the musical Titanic. Your heart will be gripped with excitement as the infamous ship takes its fateful journey holding a story of glamour, chaos and heroism.

Baby Screams Miracle
In this compelling story, a small house is in the midst of an apocalyptic storm. As the family home collapses around them, a prodigal daughter and her relatives try to pray for safety. Time Out New York explained “you’ve never met a family like this. But if you enter the eye of the storm with them, you might find an imperfect, harrowing miracle.” Click here for more information about this play and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre.

The Secret Garden
The Shakespeare Theatre Company at Lansburgh Theatre presents The Secret Garden. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden is “a story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places, the power of the child’s imagination and the wisdom that accompanies growing up.” When 10-year-old Mary Lennox loses her parents, she travels to England to stay with her uncle, Archibald Craven, who is still grieving the death of his wife who passed 10 years ago. Afraid of every part of the haunted mansion, Mary escapes to her late aunt’s mysterious garden where she discovers amazing secrets. Click here to purchase tickets.

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