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lovers' vows

by Elizabeth Inchbald

November 2019


A surprisingly timely play from a classical female playwright.

Lovers' Vows is Elizabeth Inchbald’s hilarious and thoughtful story of love, class, and doing the right thing.  Incredibly popular and controversial when it was written in 1798, Lovers' Vows is rarely staged now.  It is perhaps most famous for its appearance in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, but Lovers' Vows is a funny and moving play in it's own right and has earned its place in the spotlight.  Elizabeth Inchbald urges us to throw convention aside and step outside the confines of class and social norms to choose between the right choice or the popular choice.  


Featuring original music from DC-area band, The North Country

Helen Hayes Recommended!

Nominated for two Helen Hayes Awards!  Best Supporting Actor (Jack Novak) and Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Lefkow)



"Rescuing “Lovers’ Vows” from near oblivion is surely the company’s greatest achievement to date." -  Celia Wren, Washington Post


"Lovers’ Vows is better than most romantic comedies on screen these days" -  Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene

“A comedy of manners that's enhanced by some sharp performances all around." - Roger Catlin, Broadway World

"Original, fast-moving, and a joy to watch...McGee accomplishes something remarkable in Lovers’ Vows." - Sophia Howes, DC Metro Theater Arts


Jessica Lefkow

Jack Novak

Lee Ordeman

Alex Turner

Gabby Wolfe


Kerry McGee


Keith Hock (dramaturgy)

Sam Reilly (stage management)

Bridget Grace Sheaff (producing)

Stefany Pesta (graphic design)

Jason Aufdem-Brinke (lights)

Heather Lockard (costumes)

Raven Bonniwell (movement)

Jon Reynolds & Kiernan McGowan (set & props)

Ken Johnson (assistant stage management)

Tosin Olufolabi (sound)

Photos by Mark Williams Hoelscher

This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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