October 13-16, 2022

Interested in the history of America? Interested in the history of Alexandria? Interested in the history of the strongest Seminary in the Anglican Communion? Interested in new theatre? Then you will love Dust!

A magical mystery tour through the history of Virginia Theological Seminary, Dust celebrates and explores 200 years of forming seminarians. With visits from some of the important characters who helped to establish and shape this institution, we see how faith, American history, blindness, hypocrisy, vocation and God come together in an incendiary mix. With Non Vaughan-O’Hagan as our pithy playwright, we are invited to “Seek the truth, Come whence it May, Cost What it Will.” One wonders what the next 200 years at VTS will bring.

Commissioned by VTS to observe the Seminary’s historic bicentenary, Dust is a powerful, humorous, and moving 200-year journey through the eyes and voices of those who lived that history.

Written by acclaimed London’s West End stage playwright Non Vaughan-O’Hagan and directed by the award-winning Ryan Rilette of the Round House Theatre, with a professional cast filled with many familiar faces within the DC theatre scene.

Dust will be performed outdoors at 7:00 p.m. every evening in the VTS Chapel Garden. In the event of poor weather elements, the performance will be held in the Lettie Pate Auditorium on the Seminary campus. General admission seating.

For questions, please email us at dust@vts.edu.