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Signature in the Schools: Smile Lines

by Joe Calarco

March 13, 2017



All advance ticket reservations for the March 13 performance at 7:30PM have been distributed. A stand-by line will form at 6:30PM for a limited amount of tickets to be given out on March 13 at 7:15PM. You must be present in line to receive a stand-by ticket – one per person. Tickets are free.

In this innovative and visceral new production, Signature in the Schools sends you directly into the passion, violence, conviction and sacrifice of the Silent Sentinels protest at the White House in 1917. 100 years later, do we take those sacrifices and convictions for granted? Smile Lines stretches back from the protests of the National Woman’s Party’s protests to the present-day fight for female voices everywhere.

Written by Director of New Works Joe Calarco, this world premiere features a cast and crew of Arlington County Public Schools students and award-winning actor Natascia Diaz.

Signature in the Schools, Signature Theatre’s flagship education program, is a multifaceted program that encompasses workshops for English, Social Studies and Theatre classes, theatrical training for young artists, and the creation of an original play. The play is directed, designed and written by Signature artists and features a cast and crew of Arlington high school students and an Equity actor.

Important Note Regarding Reserved Tickets

Reserved tickets are only valid until 15 minutes before the posted start time of the show, and patrons with reserved tickets must be seated by that time to guarantee a general admission seat. Any remaining seats by that time will be given to patrons in the standby line.

  • Support for Signature in the Schools is provided by The Clark-Winchcole Foundation, The Geary-O’Hara Foundation, Maximus, Northrop Grumman, David S. Shrager Foundation, Venable Foundation, the Washington Forrest Foundation and Wells Fargo.

    Northrop Grumman MAXIMUS Foundation The Venable Foundation Wells Fargo