The last weekend of this month, the alumni of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (where Mario teaches classes in comedy) will be producing Our Lady of Sandwich, a comedy he wrote with his friend, Keith Bridges. Our Lady of Sandwich had a public reading at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival’s "marathon" session on March 10th.
The play takes place in Sandridge, North Carolina, a small Southern town that finds itself suddenly turned “head-over-Tarheels” when a diner waitress says she and her best friend were visited by the Virgin Mary. The only thing more bizarre than the reported apparitions are the comical events they set into motion around the town – pitting locals against sightseers, Baptists against Catholics, and truth against fiction. The story provides a funny, yet thought-provoking, look at the nature of miracles.
Show times are March 29 @ 8 pm, March 30 @ 8 pm, March 31 @ 3 pm and 8 pm, and April 1 @ 3 pm.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve seats, call 202-333-2202. (There will be a suggested donation of $10 at some perfs. )
The conservatory is located in Georgetown at 1556 Wisconsin Avenue, NW – inside the Georgetown Lutheran Church at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Volta Place. The entrance to the theater is in the rear of the church. You’ll see the sign when you walk down Volta Place.
Our Lady of Sandwich is directed by Arturo Tolentino and features Christian Beltran, Lynette Franklin¸ Leigh Anna Fry¸ Lily Kerrigan, Julia Nakamoto, Dane C. Petersen, Susan S. Porter, Sarah Pullen and Nancy Viemeister.