2021/22 Content Warnings

Signature now offers more detailed advisories about subject matter, organized by production below. We recognize that sensitivities vary from person to person, and if you have specific questions or concerns not addressed below please call the Box Office at 703 820 9771. Warnings below do contain more detailed plot information, so if you are spoiler-sensitive proceed with caution.

All info below is subject to change, especially with world premiere productions. Parents should use discretion about what is age appropriate for their children; Signature does not admit children under 6 years of age.

We Shall Someday

This show includes adult language, a racial slur, and depictions and discussions of racially motivated violence and police brutality.


This show has depictions of drug/alcohol use, physical violence, illness/death, and sexual acts (no nudity) and theatrical haze. It is recommended for teens and adults.

Daphne’s Dive

This show contains adult language and discussions about alcoholism, discrimination, child abuse, suicide and sexual violence (including sexual violence against a minor). There is also a discussion about a traumatic abortion. It is recommended for mature teens and adults.

She Loves Me

This show has mild sexual innuendo, an offstage attempted suicide/gunshot sound effect and theatrical haze. Appropriate for all ages (Signature does not admit children under 6; all audience members must provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for entry, including children).

The Upstairs Department

This show contains adult language and discussions of illness and death from COVID. Also contains theatrical haze and lighting of sage. Appropriate for tweens and up.

The Color Purple

This show contains sexual and physical violence and will use theatrical haze. It is recommended for teens and adults.