By Steven Dietz
Directed by Susan V. Booth
Described as “an entertaining, powerful, and heartfelt experience that should not be missed” (DC Metro), LONELY PLANET is an intimate portrait of two friends navigating life at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Shop owner Jody becomes increasingly fearful of the world outside and the dangers it poses, refusing to leave his shop. While Carl, his spirited friend, begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Written almost 30 years ago, Steven Dietz’s funny, hopeful, and deeply human play about an epidemic in our nation’s history has a lot to say about our current moment and continues to ring true as a commentary on the value of friendship and community during uncertain times.
The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.