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Rep Stage Opens 2016–2017 Season with Sharr White’s “The Other Place”

Update: 'The Other Place' has received several favorable reviews from the following outlets:

Columbia, MDRep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), opens its 24th season with Sharr White’s “The Other Place,” directed by Joseph W. Ritsch. The play tells the story of Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man, and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.

“[‘The Other Place’ is] so cleverly constructed that the nature and depth of the problem isn't revealed until the last shattering scene." – Variety

Sharr White’s The Other Place received its world premiere Off-Broadway at MCC Theatre, and subsequently received its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club, with Joe Mantello directing and Laurie Metcalf in the starring role. Sharr White’s other plays include “Annapurna”, “Sunlight”, “Six Years”, and “Achilles in Sparta.”

“The Other Place” opens September 7, 2016, with a limited run through September 25 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. For tickets and additional information, visit or call the box office at 443-518-1500.

The press performance is Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. For press reservations, contact Zheyan Damavandi in the Rep Stage office at 443-518-1510 or email


  • The Man: Scott Ward Abernethy**
  • Juliana: Julie-Ann Elliott*             
  • The Woman: Maggie Robertson**
  • Ian: Nigel Reed*
  • Written by: Sharr White
  • Directed by: Joseph W. Ritschv
  • Set Design: Nate Sinnott++
  • Lighting Design: Conor Mulligan
  • Sound Design: Billy D’Eugenio
  • Costume Design: Eric Abele++
  • Properties Design: Dre Moore
  • Projection Design: Sarah Tundermann++
  • Stage Manager: Julie DeBakey Smith*
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Erica Feidelseit**

* Members Actor’s Equity Association

** Equity Membership Candidate

++ Member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE

v Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Topics: Arts & Culture
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