Sparkling Romantic Comedy

Holiday

  • Credits

    By Philip Barry
    Directed by Anita Maynard-Losh

  • Location

    Fichandler Stage

  • Run Time

    2 hours 30 minutes, including two 10-minute intermissions

IS MONEY A TOOL? OR A TROPHY?
An up-and-coming Wall Street lawyer from a working-class family aspires to quit his job and enjoy life once he’s made enough money to do so. The prospect doesn’t thrill his wealthy, well-born fiancée, but excites her more unconventional sister. Can his dreams survive his soon-to-be bride’s narrow view of affluence? Opposing societal hierarchies and differing views of success confront each other in this classic romantic comedy set in the 1920s, which became a beloved 1938 film starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, and which is still a timely commentary on how to pursue a life worth living.

Support for Holiday is provided by Daniel Korengold, Martha Dippell, and ; ; and .

Special thanks to Georgetown University Chamber Singers under the direction of Frederick Binkholder.

Photos

(back, L-R) Sean Wiberg, Olivia Hebert, John Austin, (front, L-R) Baize Buzan, Todd Scofield, for Holiday. Photo by Tony Powell.
HolidayPre2 (L-R): Sean Wiberg, Olivia Hebert, Todd Scofield, Baize Buzan, John Austin for Holiday. Photo by Tony Powell.
HolidayPre3 (L-R) Olivia Hebert, Sean Wiberg, Baize Buzan, for Holiday. Photo by Tony Powell.

Multimedia

Cast

REGINA AQUINO

Susan Potter

JOHN AUSTIN

Ned Seton

CLAIRE BLACKWELDER

Delia / Fight Captain / u/s Linda Seton/Susan Potter

PETER BOYER

Henry / u/s Edward Seton

BAIZE BUZAN

Linda Seton

RACHEL FELSTEIN

u/s Julia Seton/Laura Cram/Delia

BOWEN FOX

Charles / u/s Johnny Case/Ned Seton

OLIVIA HEBERT

Julia Seton

AHMAD KAMAL

Nick Potter

EMILY KING BROWN

Laura Cram

ANDRÉS F. ROA

u/s Seton Cram/Nick Potter/Henry/Charles

TODD SCOFIELD

Edward Seton

JAMIE SMITHSON

Seton Cram

SEAN WIBERG

Johnny Case

Creative

PHILIP BARRY

Playwright

ANITA MAYNARD-LOSH

Director

MISHA KACHMAN

Set Designer

IVANIA STACK

Costume Designer

PABLO SANTIAGO

Lighting Designer

DANIEL ERDBERG

Sound Designer / Original Music

URSULA KWONG-BROWN

Original Music

CHARLES G. LAPOINTE

Hair and Wig Designer

LISA NATHANS

Voice and Dialect Coach

OTIS RAMSEY-ZÖE

Dramaturg

JOSEPH PINZON

Casting Director

JZ CASTING / GEOFF JOSSELSON, C.S.A. AND KATJA ZAROLINSKI, C.S.A.

New York Casting

CHRISTI B. SPANN

Stage Manager

EMILY ANN MELLON

Assistant Stage Manager

LEIGH ROBINETTE

Assistant Stage Manager

Holiday in the News

The Southwester

Southwest Resident Anita Maynard-Losh to Direct Holiday at Arena Stage

Metro Weekly

Fall Arts Preview 2022: Holiday at Arena Stage

WTOP News

October entertainment guide 2022: Holiday at Arena Stage

DCist

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The Washington Blade

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The Georgetowner

September ArtsWatch: Arena Stage Announces Cast for “Holiday” 

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

2022 Fall Arts Guide: Holiday at Arena Stage

KIDFRIENDLY DC

Live Entertainment Line-Up Around DC this Fall