INHERIT THE WINDBAG

INHERIT THE WINDBAG

By Alexandra Petri
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner 
At the Atlas Performing Arts Center
Featuring John Lescault as William F. Buckley and Paul Morella as Gore Vidal
Part of Locally Grown Mosaic
and recipient of a Trish Vradenburg Play Commission
March 11–March 29, 2020
All dates are subject to change

ABOUT

WORLD PREMIERE: In the summer of 1968, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of debates that rocked America and defined the genre of punditry. Now, for one evening only, Vidal and Buckley meet in the Dismal Beyond (also known as the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA) to reprise their infamous debate. What ensues is a battle for history itself, in a no-holds-barred sesquipedalian brawl and satirical battle of wits, assisted by an ever revolving cast of characters from Aaron Burr to Ayn Rand.

Lead Underwriter: The Vradenburg Foundation

 

PRESS

“Playwright and Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri once again delivers a delightfully and deliriously funny production.”
Washington City Paper
 

DATES

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WEEKDAY MATINEES

ACCESSIBILITY DATES

All performances are open captioned. All post show discussions are ASL interpreted.

ARTISTS

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Alexandra Petri
Playwright
Lee Mikeska Gardner
Director

Emily Lotz

Set Designer

TBD

Lighting Designer

April E. Carter*

Stage Manager

Willow Watson

Properties Designer

TBD

Projections Designer

TBD

Costume Designer

TBD

Sound Designer

TBD

Fight Choreographer

TBD

Dramaturg

 
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BOX OFFICE

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

boxoffice@atlasarts.org

202-399-7993 ext 2

 HOURS

Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 2 PM; 3 PM to 6 PM

In person: 2 hours prior to show on show days

Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.