Lonely Planet

Hertz Stage

Due to scheduling challenges, the Alliance Theatre's production of Lonely Planet, originally scheduled on the Hertz Stage Apr 26 - May 31, 2023, has been canceled. We apologize for this inconvenience. For ticketing options, see the performance cancellation form.  

By Steven Dietz
Directed by Susan V. Booth 

Described as “an entertaining, powerful, and heartfelt experience that should not be missed” (DC Metro), LONELY PLANET is an intimate portrait of two friends navigating life at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Shop owner Jody becomes increasingly fearful of the world outside and the dangers it poses, refusing to leave his shop. While Carl, his spirited friend, begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Written almost 30 years ago, Steven Dietz’s funny, hopeful, and deeply human play about an epidemic in our nation’s history has a lot to say about our current moment and continues to ring true as a commentary on the value of friendship and community during uncertain times.

Hertz Stage

Hertz Stage view during The Whipping Man

The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.

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