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Nearly four decades after its startling debut, Cloud 9’s audacious, playful take on sexual politics resonates anew with its prescient exploration of power and perception. The repression of colonial Africa and the liberation of late-1970s London intersect in Caryl Churchill’s revolutionary masterwork. Bending time, gender, and genre, this nimble modern classic embraces the confusion and complication of identity: What forces define who we are—and at what cost? 


1979 that feels virtually like today...
Precise and delightfully showy.

The Washington Post

Fabulous, funny, smart, and ever more relevant.

DC Metro Theater Arts


Cloud 9 Photos
Meet the cast of Cloud 9
An Interview with Michael KahnAn Interview with Michael Kahn
Cloud 9 TrailerCloud 9 Trailer
Cloud 9 TeaserCloud 9 Teaser

The Artists


John Scherer
Clive / EdwardJohn Scherer
Wyatt Fenner
Betty / GerryWyatt Fenner
Philippe Bowgen
Joshua / CathyPhilippe Bowgen
Holly Twyford
Ellen / Mrs. Saunders / BettyHolly Twyford
Joy Jones
Maude / LinJoy Jones
Laura C. Harris
Edward / VictoriaLaura C. Harris
Christian Pedersen
Harry Bagley / MartinChristian Pedersen

Production Team

Caryl Churchill
PlaywrightCaryl Churchill
Michael Kahn
DirectorMichael Kahn
Luciana Stecconi
Set DesignerLuciana Stecconi
Peter West
Lighting DesignerPeter West
Frank Labovitz
Costume DesignerFrank Labovitz
Christopher Baine
Sound DesignerChristopher Baine
Elizabeth Forte Alman
Voice, Text, and Dialect CoachElizabeth Forte Alman
Victoria Gruenberg
Assistant DirectorVictoria Gruenberg
Anthony O. Bullock
Production Stage ManagerAnthony O. Bullock