How to Keep an Alien

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How to Keep an Alien
by Sonya Kelly

November 28 - December 16, 2018 at Dance Loft on 14

DCMTA - Best Theatre of the Year - 2018

Starring Tonya Beckman & Nick Fruit
Directed by Tom Story (seven-time Helen Hayes nominated artist)
Movement Direction by Rex Daugherty
Lighting Design by Marianne Meadows
Scenic Design by Bridgid Burge
Sound Design by Mike Winch (Helen Hayes Nomination - Outstanding Sound Design)
Stage Manager - Sam Reilly

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.

Named one of the best theatre productions of the year by DC Metro Theatre Arts. Nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Sound Design. 

  • “Cute as a button, babbling on comic frothy language...with an Irish lilt, comic patter is sweet diversion” – The Washington Post 
  • “The best 70 minutes I have spent in a long time...joyous, heartbreaking, insanely funny” – MD Theatre Guide 
  • “This is a show that NEEDS to be on your holiday viewing list” – Broadway World 
  • “I’ll not soon forget how I laughed my feckin’ head off...Beckman’s and Fruit’s nimble delivery of the laughs is like when a comedy headliner is killing it” –DC Metro Theatre Arts 
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