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This show closed on December 8, 2019

About Hard Times

Charles Dickens’ tale of love, loss, and circus folk is set against the backdrop of Industrial Revolution England. This clever version, in which four actors play dozens of characters, has not been seen in Washington for over two decades!

Production photos by C. Stanley Photography

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Production photos by C. Stanley Photography, featuring:

Sue Struve as Mrs. Gradgrind and Mrs. Sparsit

Steven Carpenter as Mr. Bounderby, Bitzer, and Sleary

Brit Herring as Tom and Blackpool

Chelsea Mayo as Louisa

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...Everybody is very good given their exceedingly difficult task...And leave it to the literary-minded Stage Guild to resurrect a work partly championed...in its time by the company's go-to playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
Broadway World
An ambitious work with bucketloads of script, but the pacing, clear adaptation with tantalizing narration, and beautiful execution of the material engage the audience for a fun and enlightening experience.
DC Theatre Scene
...Skillful production...Under the direction of Bill Largess, the venerable Washington Stage Guild tackles this challenging but worthwhile production with gusto.
DC Metro Theater Arts

Undercroft Theatre at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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