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Sally Anderson stars as Miss Shepherd in Unexpected Stage Company's D.C.-area premiere of The Lady in the Van.
 
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  Sally Anderson stars as Miss Shepherd in Unexpected Stage Company's D.C.-area premiere of The Lady in the Van.  

Jul. 23-Aug. 11: The Lady in the Van
Unexpected Stage Company presents The Lady in the Van, a bittersweet comedy based on true events. The play chronicles the relationship between playwright Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a homeless eccentric who lives out of her van, constantly relocating until she parks in Bennett’s garden…and stays for 20 years. Director Chris Goodrich says she becomes a sort of fill-in for Bennett’s ailing mother. "[A]nd he says several times in the play, ‘she is not my mother,’ ‘she is not my mother,’ to other people and to himself, and in the end he really comes to care for her as he would a mother figure,” Goodrich says. “It becomes a very sweet relationship.” You can see the show through August 11 at Randolph Road Theatre in Silver Spring.

Jul. 23-27: Bethesda Outdoor Movie Series
The 9th annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies series kicks off today, running through Saturday in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. You can pull up your own lawn chair and relax during five evenings of free film screenings, including The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, and Life of Pi. The nightly shows begin promptly at 9.

Music: “Mother” by The String Quartet

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