How to Keep an Alien is a funny and tender real-life story in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country. Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of a whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork!
Sometimes love cuts through the red tape!
Directed by seven-time Helen Hayes Award Nominated artist Tom Story
Starring Tonya Beckman & Nick Fruit
Scenic Design - Bridgid Kelly Burge
Lighting Design - Marianne Meadows
Sound Design - Michael Winch
Main Stage 2017-2018
Our production of Tony Award winner Enda Walsh's MISTERMAN enjoyed critical and audience raves and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Sound Design. Read some of our press below!
"This Misterman is unassailable" - Peter Marks, The Washington Post - full review
"It's a very good thing for DC that Solas Nua is producing theatre...Misterman, in my mind, is the best kind of theatre." - DC Theatre Scene - full review
"A jaw-droppingly good show" -DC Metro Theatre Arts - full review
Play Reading Series 2017 - 2018
Kelly's Irish Times 7pm - 14 F Street NW, near Union Station Metro
All of our Play Reading Series events are FREE of charge! We meet every other month on the third Monday at a private bar, downstairs at Kelly's Irish Times. Join us for an engaging evening of the best modern plays from Ireland!
October 23rd, 2017 - OF MORNINGTON by Billy Roche
Dec. 18th, 2017 - CRACKSKULL ROW by Honor Molloy
Feb. 19th, 2018 - HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN - by Sonya Kelly
April 16th, 2018 - THE SEEDBED by Bryan Delaney
June 18th, 2018 - FOUR LAST THINGS by Lisa Tierney-Keogh