September 20–October 11
The Seven Year Itch
George Axelrod

January 9–31
Crime and Punishment in America
Cops by Terry Curtis Fox and
Hello Out There by William Saroyan

March 19-22
American Century's
Broadway Hit Parade

compiled by Jack Marshall,
Tom Fuller, and Jacqueline Manger

July 17–August 8
Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose

Dedicated to mining the treasures of
20th century performing arts


The Show-Off

… sparkling …

… a flesh-and-blood portrayal by the sublime Lee Mikeska Gardner …

… as finely cast a production as you are likely to see for a small theater.

..a must-see …
- DramaUrge

It is no wonder that it ran 571 times once premiered and was revived another five times. The only wonder is why it took the creative efforts of TACT to haul it out of obscurity.
- Metro Weekly

Once again, The American Century Theater has fulfilled its mission by plucking and mounting a charming seldom-produced show from the American repertoire. See it while you can.
- Washington Blade

… stellar ensemble cast …

Gardner’s deftly calibrated performance as Aubrey’s nemesis … stands out …

The Show-Off[is] one of The American Century Theater’s best comedy revivals in the repertoire of classic American theater.
- Arlington Connection (see page 8)

George Kelly's 1924 play packs a lot of laughs side by side with insights about human nature that remain true today.

… solidly directed by Stephen Jarrett …
- Talkin Broadway

TACT's vital and esteemed tradition of producing classic American plays … has a very commendable reputation for meticulous recreation of American period pieces.  

The pivotal character of … Aubrey played by David Gram hits all the right notes of obnoxiousness and slickness bordering on imbecility.

… brilliant multi-layered playing [by] Lee Mikeska Gardner … is a master class in reaction, interaction and physical authority.

4 stars!
- D.C. Metro Theatre Arts

Helping today’s audiences revisit the past century’s best plays is what American Century does best …

Jarrett and … his nicely calibrated cast of actors…make nimble work of Kelly’s script … .No actor disappoints.

… a comfortable, slow-burning treat …
- D.C. Theatre Scene

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