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Arena Stage presents Quality of Life written by Emmy Award-winner Jane Anderson (Mad Men, Normal) and directed by Lisa Peterson. In this newly revised work, we find two couples who are dealing with devastating personal tragedies. The couples meet one weekend in an attempt to forge a friendship out of distant familial bonds. Steady, gentle Dinah and husband Bill, reeling from the loss of their daughter, find comfort in spirituality. Meanwhile, rebellious, energetic Jeanette and her ailing husband Neil mitigate illness and the destruction of their home through alternative practices. The two couples, with widely different political and religious backgrounds, join together to confront their physical and emotional challenges as they deal with loss and survival. This "remarkable and completely engrossing new play" (TheaterMania) harnesses spirit and fortitude while exploring the promise of love, the pride of endurance and the quality of life.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Arena Stage in Crystal City, Washington, DC