Press Release

SHOPWORN is a new comedy premiering July 17 at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival. This production assesses the contours of white privilege and anxiety against the backdrop of our reactionary age.

SHOPWORN unfolds in an antique shop, which is the perfect setting for exploring the show’s theme – inheritance – and how its facets (financial, familial, and cultural) interact in our increasingly polarized society. Can the story of our nation accommodate us all? SHOPWORN addresses this question with an absurd sensibility that reflects the ways Americans are re-examining who they are and what their country means – and whether the ideas they’ve received from previous generations remain true and apply equally to all citizens.

SHOPWORN navigates weighty themes with sensitivity and humor and will engage the mind, heart, and funny bone of everyone who attends. You can find more information about SHOPWORN below.

If you are interested in attending and/or reviewing, please email for a press pass.





SHOPWORN tells the story of estranged brothers who reunite at their mother’s funeral and inherit her antique shop — which is packed with offensive inventory. Spurred on by the shop’s clerk and the younger brother’s girlfriend, the siblings battle to reconcile their identities against the underbelly of their inheritance — a task complicated by an unwelcome visitor from the family’s past.

Featuring: Gary DuBreuil (1st Stage, Brave Spirits, Nu Sass, Scena), Anika Harden (Brave Spirits), Rachel Manteuffel (Washington Rogues), Jesse Marciniak (Scena), and Kelly Cronenberg.

Directed by Bryanda Minix.


Tuesday, July 17 @ 6:45 pm
Thursday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 3:45 pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:45 pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 9:15 pm


$17 general admission. Discount passes available. 2018 Capital Fringe Festival button required.

  • Buy Tickets Online
  • Buy Tickets by Phone: 866-811-4111 June 18 – July 28, Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 10pm to 6pm
  • Buy 2018 Capital Fringe Festival button
  • On-site Box Office located at performance venue. Festival Box Office located at Market SW at 4th & M Streets, Tuesday – Friday 4pm – 8pm; Saturday 9am – 8pm; and Sunday 10am – 8pm.


Christ United Methodist Church – ORANGE
900 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Metro: Green line, one block north of the Waterfront station
Parking: Street or Wharf DC garages

MEDIA: For media interested in reviewing the play, please contact Daniella Burgos at for a press pass. If you would like to talk to the director or actors please email Derek Hills at

For more information about the play or production team – please visit:

This production is presented as a part of the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.



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