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Grace is 27, married to her high-school sweetheart, makes good money, and should be way happier than she is. But her husband lost his job and now all he does is play Xbox and smoke pot and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen might be her best friends but maybe they only like her because she’s their new target demographic. Or maybe…they’re actually going to save her. A funny play about sad people.

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Ably directed by Holly Twyford and featuring sturdy performances, “Mary-Kate” offers some poignant glimpses of characters and relationships as well as frequent doses of wry incongruity.

The Washington Post

Holly Twyford has done a masterful job .


Mary-Kate Olsen Is in Love takes a brilliant look at what it means to be a woman in this world. A trippy and thought-provoking experience.

Maryland Theatre Guide


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The Artists


Suzanne Stanley
Mary-Kate OlsenSuzanne Stanley
Kayla Dixon
Amazing GirlKayla Dixon
Kaycie Goral
Amazing GirlKaycie Goral
Tuyet Gunter
Amazing GirlTuyet Gunter
Mariana Taitano
Amazing GirlMariana Taitano

Production Team

Mallery Avidon
PlaywrightMallery Avidon
Paige Hathaway
Set DesignerPaige Hathaway
Adrian Rooney
Lighting DesignerAdrian Rooney
Kara Waala
Costume DesignerKara Waala
James Bigbee Garver
Sound DesignerJames Bigbee Garver
Laura Schlachtmeyer
Stage ManagerLaura Schlachtmeyer