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The Modern Drama Discussion Group
of Washington, DC

Now playing: May 8, 2019


Each month, 35-50 Footlights members meet over dinner with playwrights, directors, and scholars to discuss modern drama. We read the plays on our own, meet at inexpensive restaurants near Washington-area metro stations, and eventually attend performances of most of the plays we've discussed. You can attend our dinner-discussions, join our theater trips, or both. 

Membership is free. We do ask that you read the plays for discussion in advance. There is a $5 charge to attend the discussion. You pay for dinner and theater tickets. Footlights always gets group rates at local theaters. Contributions to Footlights are tax-deductible.

Footlights next meets on Wednesday, May 8 to discuss Sooner/Later by Allyson Currin. Our guests are playwright Allyson Currin and  dramaturg Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Debbie Jackson moderates our discussion.

We will meet at MeiWah, located at 4457 Willard Avenue,Chevy Chase, MD a short walk from the north entrance of the Friendship Heights metro stop on the red line. Street parking is limited, but garage parking is available for $5 with a voucher from the restaurant. Dinner is at 6:30, the discussion begins at 7:30 and ends by 9.

The all-inclusive cost for dinner and the discussion is $30. Dinner consists of two appetizers, five main dishes, orange slices and fortune cookies, served family style at each table. Drinks are not included, but can be ordered and paid for individually. MeiWah has a bar for beer, wine and drinks. Please be on time. Food will be served around 6:45. Cash or check, please no credit cards.  You may come at 7:20 for the discussion only for just $5.

Make reservations with Phyllis Bodin, at phylbo@verizon.net or 301-986-1768. Reservations and/or cancellations will be accepted until noon Monday, May 6.  We are charged for no-shows and expect you to cover our cost.

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This page was last updated on April 25, 2019.