September 11 - September 29, 2019

In this play by Russian/Austrian writer Julya Rabinowich, three characters live in captivity, invisible to the world: a female refugee hiding underground, fearing deportation, and traumatized by her journey across cultures; a kidnap victim locked in a basement at the mercy of her perpetrator, and a young man imprisoned in his own home due to the threat of blood-revenge against his family. Each is trapped, isolated, and unable to surface or take part in everyday life. The play explores their mental states, survival strategies, and the way their minds work through cycles of hope, fear, anger, and desperation. In a world where millions of people are fleeing oppression and dealing with hopelessness, this thought-provoking production opens our eyes to the plight of the marginalized, dispossessed, and downtrodden.


Please note the following important travel information to and from the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street Festival Day, September 21, 2019:

  • The H Street Festival takes place from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM.
  • All roads are shut off for the H Street Festival around 7:00 AM-7:00 PM. Roads open back up around 7:00 PM, but traffic and travel to and from the area at that time can still be congested.
  • Parking will be a challenge/minimally available on this day. We encourage the use of car shares (you will likely need to walk several blocks), travel via Metro (Union Station is a 20-25 minute walk) or biking to the Atlas on the day of the event. We suggest all patrons plan for at least an additional hour of travel time to your normal commute. Bus routes in the area are rerouted or may have interrupted service. Visit website for up to date bus schedules on this day.
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