A is a teacher attempting to rescue her former pupil from a back-street abortion. B is a young woman who falls from a construction crane and in love with a demon made of worms. C is a homicidal sociopath who sells his soul to the Devil for an angelic voice heard only by his victims. A grotesque and brutal feast of language, Terminus is a supernatural vision from Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe (Crestfall). Dark, unrelenting, and gorgeously wrought, O’Rowe’s dizzying language illuminates the quietest fears and most intimate desires of its three characters in interlocking monologues.

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Runtime: This will run approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.
Environmental Warning: This production contains haze and strobe light effects.

Studio Theatre is grateful to
James Alefantis
for his support of this production.


The Artists


Production Team


Deb Thomas

is in her sixth season as Properties Director at Studio Theatre. STUDIO THEATRE: 4000 Miles (properties design), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (assistant set design). DC AREA: Four seasons at Washington Opera (master carpenter); two seasons at Folger Library Theatre (properties assistant). FILM AND TELEVISION: Three seasons of DC Cupcakes, The Learning Channel (sculptor/sculpture consultation); Dolley Madison, Middlemarch Films (production design); Alexander Hamilton, Middlemarch Films (art director); Boomer Century (assistant production design); Get on the Bus, PBS (art department leadperson); Jamestown, Against All Odds, The Eukanuba Dog Show, The Discovery Channel (set and properties design); America’s Most Wanted, Fox (set and properties design).

(As of December 2014)


Brandee Mathies

Brandee Mathies  has been Studio’s Costume Shop Manager since 1994. He has designed MotherStruck, This Is Our Youth, The Year of Magical Thinking, Stoop Stories, Rimers of Eldritch, A Number, The Syringa Tree, and Comic Briefs for Studio Theatre, as well as Moth, Contractions, A Beautiful View, Crestfall, and Polaroid Stories for Studio 2ndStage. DC area credits include Satchmo at the Waldorf at Mosaic Theater Co (Costume Designer);  Anything Goes and Spunk (Assistant Designer) at Howard University; The Wiz at Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Costume Designer); Blues for an Alabama Sky and Sunday in the Park with George (First Hand) at Arena Stage; and Black Nativity (Assistant Designer) at The Kennedy Center.

(As of September 2016)


Adrian Rooney

STUDIO 2NDSTAGE: Terminus, Edgar & Annabel, Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love (lighting design). STUDIO THEATRE: Torch Song Trilogy (projection design), The Motherfucker with the Hat (projection design), Sucker Punch (projection design). DC AREA: Truth the Musical, THEARC Theater (lighting design); Discovery on the High Seas: Austin Clark and the Expedition Albatross and Q?rius at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.  REGIONAL: Celebration of Flight, IBEX Puppetry at RISD; Miss Richfield: 1981 at Philadelphia’s Society Hill Playhouse; Last Rites at The South Camden Theatre Company.

(As of May 2015)


Kara Sparling

DC AREA: Macbeth (Stage Manager, Shakespeare Theater Company Advanced Camp); Walking the City of Silence and Stone (Stage Manager, Forum Theatre); Yentl, Prostate Dialogues, Our Suburb, The Argument, After The Revolution (Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager, Theater J); Scapin, Absolutely! {Perhaps} (Assistant Stage Manager, Constellation Theatre Company); Three Musketeers, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Assistant Stage Manager and Stage Manager, Synetic Theater); 2013 Capital Fringe Festival production and venue staff.  EDUCATION: BA in International Studies and Spanish, American University.

(As of December 2014)


This intense intermissionless piece, directed by Tom Story, unleashes a flood of gritty, poetic language quickened by a sneaky riptide of narrative.
The Washington Post
A shockingly lyric linguistic extravaganza
Maryland Theatre Guide
Director Tom Story has masterminded this verbal venture into the mindscape with extraordinary precision and passion
DC Metro Theater Arts
All three of the actors handle the challenges of the text with a wonderfully textured emotional presentation
DC Metro Theater Arts

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