Workhouse Theatre Kicks Off Inaugural Season

Workhouse Theatre Kicks Off Inaugural Season

— The Lorton Arts Foundation has announced the inaugural season of its own Workhouse Theatre. Based in the Workhouse Arts Center’s newly renovated building W-3, it is one of only three professional theater companies in Northern Virginia. Workhouse Theatre will launch its season with the play "ART" from Jan. 20-Feb 26, 2012.

"ART," a play that raises questions about art and friendship, concerns three long-time friends, Serge, Marc and Yvan. Serge buys a large, expensive and completely white painting. Marc is horrified, and their relationship suffers considerably as a result of their differing opinions about what constitutes "art".

It’s no mistake that "ART" was chosen as the inaugural show for Workhouse Theatre. The play presents the perfect opportunity to highlight the diverse offering of arts that lies within the Workhouse community. Workhouse studio artist and seasoned professional scenic designer, Joe St. Germain (studio 1013) even offered technical guidance on the production. Director Joseph Wallen further explains why "ART" was selected:

"Not only does the subject matter give a nod to our origins as a visual arts center, but it also opens the discussion about the nature of art, beauty and worth."

Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee performances take place at 2 p.m. (note: there are no performances on Jan. 21 or Feb. 18). Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and military.

For more information on this and other winter events at the Workhouse visit or call 703-584-2900.