Sophisticated New Ones

Presented by Unexpected Stage Company at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda MD

Jun 15 - Jul 03, 2022

Sophisticated New Ones

DeJeanette Horne as H and Lisa Hill-Corley as Avery in Keith Powell's "Sophisticated New Ones"; photo credit: Tatiana Dove Photography

Identity, belonging and antique furniture intersect in the charming and thought-provoking play “Sophisticated New Ones,” by Keith Powell, directed by Dawn Thomas Reidy, produced by Unexpected Stage Company.

Long since given up on love, Avery has made herself content running an antique repair shop with her adult son in Philadelphia. But when a charming new man enters the shop and her life, Avery’s past, present, and future collide, forcing her to make a decision that will have lasting implications on her family. Set in 2007 during Obama’s political rise, the play asks the question: What do we lose in the face of progress?

Sophisticated New Ones explores the intersection of identity, belonging,

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In-person tickets range in price from $12.50-$37.50. Senior, student, first responder and group sales discounts are available. Seating is general admission.

Virtual ticket price $25.

Contact: 301-337-8290


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  • Jun 30, 2022 at 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jul 1, 2022 at 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jul 2, 2022 at 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 2, 2022 at 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 3, 2022 at 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm (Sun)
  • Jul 3, 2022 at 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Pay What You Wish Preview Performance, Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Please reserve your tickets in advance to confirm availability.

Opening Night Performance on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.

ASL-interpreted performances on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Benefit Performance: Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. – 25% of ticket sales goes to the Innovations Scholarship Fund Association and 25% of tickets sales goes to the H.D. Woodson Alumni Association

Post-show discussions with members of the artistic/production team on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Playwright Keith Powell explains why he wrote "Sophisticated New Ones"


River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

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