In the Middle of the Fields

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In the Middle of the Fields

By Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Laley Lippard

May 20 – June 12 • Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30 PM ET

Audience Safety Plan

P St Beach Park
1414 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037

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Solas Nua is starting to present live theatre again! Our first in-person production for over a year, In the Middle of the Fields, written by Deirdre Kinahan (Wild Sky, The Frederick Douglass Project), centers on Eithne, who is undergoing chemo-therapy for breast cancer. Stepping out of her house and into the nearby fields, she wonders what her life will be like on the other side of recovery from a deadly disease.

“All I know is that I cannot waste. I will not waste a second chance.”

Directed by Laley Lippard (The Smuggler)
Starring: Jessica Lefkow, Caroline Dubberly, and Ryan Sellers

Sound Design by Gordon Nimmo-Smith and Tosin Olufolabi, Lighting Design by Marianne Meadows, Choreography by Tony Thomas, Audience Engagement by Philippa Hughes, Production consultant Aaron Denu.

The show will be staged outdoors with audiences seated socially distant from each other. Situated in the beautiful federal park, P St Beach in Dupont Circle, the play will welcome audiences to safely enjoy live theatre underneath the summer stars. Blankets and chairs will be available for seating options.

Tickets are free with a Solas Nua Summer Theatre Membership!

In the Middle of the Fields Cast

Starring: Jessica Lefkow, Ryan Sellers and Caroline Dubberly. Directed by Laley Lippard. Choreography by Tony Thomas. Written by Deirdre Kinahan. Sound Design by Gordon Nimmo-Smith and Tosin Olufolabi. Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager Izzy Gholl. Audience Engagement by Philippa Hughes. Lighting Design by Marianne Meadows.

Community Impact

Nationally recognized Creative Strategist Philippa Hughes will provide audience engagement events throughout the production in conjunction with Nueva Vida. Solas Nua will be raising awareness and fundraising for this organization during the run of the show. Nueva Vida is the only organization in the DC area that provides a comprehensive support network for the under-served Latino population affected by breast cancer.
To read more and donate to this worthy organization, visit

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Thank you for joining us at P St Beach for our production of In the Middle of the Fields. Join us for a special post-show reflection!

Nationally recognized Social Sculptor & Creative Strategist Philippa Hughes will lead conversations inspired by the play. 

  • Join Philippa and poet Noelia Cerna online on June 15 at 5:30 PM to talk about the play and share stories of our vision for the future. Noelia will write personalized poems for each of you based on your stories.

Sign up for this free event here: Post Show Poetry

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