Christmas Across the Pond—at Cap Stage

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Image courtesy of Capital Stage.

Perhaps you have heard: It’s the holiday season, and there are quite a few holiday-themed plays being performed in town. Capital Stage’s contribution is “The Wickhams: Christmas At Pemberley,” by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon.

“It’s Christmas at Pemberley again!” Cap Stage enthuses about the play, which is the second part of a trilogy by Gunderson and Melcon. “‘The Wickhams’ takes us downstairs where servants are bustling with the arrival of holiday guests. In the warmth of the Darcy kitchen, two years after the conclusion of ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ family secrets are revealed, and loyalties are tested. A bright holiday tale full of mirth, wit, and the power of giving back to others.”

Brittni Barger, Matthew Hanjoong, Stephanie McVay, Colin Sphar, Devin Valdez. Imani Waweru and Kriston Woodreaux star; Peter Mohrmann directs.

Curtain time vary for “Wickhams,” which is staged several times a week, so it’s best to check out the options on Cap Stage’s website. Tickets to attend the show (at 2215 J St.) run $35–$45 and may be purchased online, which is also how you can go about getting virtual tickets, which are $30 apiece.

Next up at Cap Stage is “The Chinese Lady,” by Lloyd Suh. It runs Jan. 25–Feb. 26, both live and virtual.

The professional theater company describes it as “a tale of dark poetic whimsy and a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese girl. In 1834, 16-year-old Afong Moy sailed into New York Harbor and was immediately put on display for a paying public who were mesmerized by her exotic ways and horrified by her tiny bound feet. As audiences follow Moy’s travels through America as a living exhibit for decades, ‘The Chinese Lady’ shares her impressions of a young country struggling with how to define itself.”