Audrey Cefaly’s New Southern Drama ‘Maytag Virgin’ Opens This Friday, 10/2 at Quotidian Theatre Company as Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Quotidian Theatre Company kicks off its dynamic 2016 season, and its participation in the Washington, DC Women’s Voices Theater Festival, with the world premiere of playwright Audrey Cefaly’s newest work, Maytag Virgin opening this Friday, October 2nd with a $10 preview on Thursday, October 1st.


This play marks the second time Cefaly has paired with Quotidian since the debut of her original work Mill Town Girls in 2007. Quotidian has long supported Cefaly’s work, whose play The Gulf recently won the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and will be published and licensed by Samuel French later this year.

Playwright Audrey Cefaly.
Playwright Audrey Cefaly.

Cefaly’s southern stories (The Gulf, Fin and Euba, Mill Town Girls, Maytag Virgin) are richly-layered and distilled, and her directing style focuses on the intimate connections within her character-driven narratives. “I strive to create dialogue that is free from noise,” said Cefaly. “Silence in storytelling is good. It’s necessary. But, there is a misconception in theater these days that dialogue is the only way to propel the story. I’m trying to change that mindset, and tell the fullest story I can tell.”

Maytag Virgin follows Alabama school teacher Lizzy Nash (Gillian Shelly) and her new neighbor Jack Key (Will Hardy) over the year following the tragic death of Lizzy’s husband. The play explores the ideas of inertia and self-enlightenment and the bridge between the two.

Maytag Virgin opens October 2 at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, and runs weekends through November 1st.


Full Performance Schedule (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no performance on Friday, October 9.)

Thu, Oct 1st at 8pm
$10 Preview – Pay cash at the door.

Fri, Oct 2nd at 8pm
Sat, Oct 3rd at 8pm
Sun, Oct 4th at 2pm

Thu, Oct 8th at 8pm
$15 Women’s Voices Festival Rate

Sat, Oct 10th at 2pm
Sat, Oct 10th at 8pm
Sun, Oct 11th at 2pm

Fri, Oct 16th at 8pm
Sat, Oct 17th at 8pm
Sun, Oct 18th at 2pm

Fri, Oct 23rd at 8pm
Sat, Oct 24th at 8pm
Sun, Oct 25th at 2pm

Fri, Oct 30th at 8pm
Sat, Oct 31st at 2pm
Sat, Oct 31st at 8pm
Sun, Nov 1st at 2pm


Maytag Virgin plays from October 2-November 1, 2015 at Quotidian Theatre performing at The Writer’s Center – 4508 Walsh Street, in Bethesda, MD‎. For tickets, call the box office (301) 816-1023, or purchase them online .

10991289_900368913317385_8132137756666837264_nOur mission at Quotidian Theatre Company is to find truth and beauty in the everyday, presenting plays in an understated, impressionistic style. We are proud to be the Resident Theater Company at our performance space, The Writer’s Center in Bethesda.


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