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"Rules" Series Goes to Church

Our series on "The Rules" continues on Thursday, June 18 with David Hare's "Racing Demon" (1990), about four Anglican priests struggling to make sense of their mission in south London. A "fascinating, engaging play" (Gannett Newspapers) that "exemplifies the theater of ideas" (Time Magazine), "Racing Demon" won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play. Our discussion will feature Jim Petosa, artistic director of the Olney Theatre, where "Racing Demon" opened April 28; & Reverend Elizabeth Orens, senior chaplain at the National Cathedral School. We will meet at North China Restaurant, 7814 Old Georgetown Rd. at Cordell Ave., 4 blocks N of the Bethesda Metro. The restaurant has valet parking for $2 &several inexpensive garages nearby. Dinner begins at 6:30 & our discussion at 7:30. Make reservations by e-mail to skimmel@compusnet.com or by calling (202) 638-0444. You can find copies of "Racing Demon" in the Dupont Circle area at Backstage Books, 2101 P St., NW & Olsson's, 1307 19th St., NW; & in Friendship Heights at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW.

"Racing" in Maryland

On Sunday, June 21, at 2 p.m., Footlights will attend "Racing Demon" at the Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., between GA & NH Aves. in Olney, MD. Tickets are $18. Mail your check, payable to the Olney Theatre, by June 8 to Robin Larkin, 5403 Nibud Ct., Rockville, MD 20852 (robin.larkin@erols.com). Enclose a note if you need a ride or would like to join us afterwards for dinner.

Rules, Codes, and Enigmas

On Monday, July 20, we conclude our series on "The Rules with English playwright Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" (1986), about the life, work, & ultimate tragedy of Alan Turing, who broke the German "Enigma" code during World War II & went on to invent the computer. We have also arranged a private tour of the National Cryptologic Museum, at Fort Meade, MD, for Saturday, August 1, from 2-4 p.m. We have a limited number of tickets, which cost $5. Make your check payable to "Footlights" &mail to Robin Larkin, 5403 Nibud Ct., Rockville, MD 20852.

A Roy-al Play by One of Our Own

On June 19-21, Rep Stage at Howard Community College's Theatre Outback, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD, will present three workshop performances of the award-winning play "Aubergine Days", by Footlights member Roy Berkowitz. Admission is free. For directions or further information call (410) 772-4900.

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We couldn't keep Footlights on without your help! To help defray Footlights expenses, make checks payable to "Footlights" and mail to John Glynn, 3741 Yorktown Village Pass, Annandale, VA 22003.

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