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paper backs & life jacket

by Tristan B. Willis & by Caridad Svich

4615 Theatre Company is proud to present its bold new repertory productions of one DC premiere and one world premiere.

In Tristan B. Willis' paper backs, a scholar and artist navigate their passion for their art and each other while stuck in a relationship that continuously cycles back to the beginning.

Caridad Svich's Life Jacket is a story about two friends on a boat. They live in a small town near the sea. On this Sunday, they go out, as they have done in the past, but this time, something changes. Call it a spirit encounter. Or maybe they just hit some nasty debris in the water. Whatever the case, it is a day that will test them both.


paper backs and Life Jacket run in repertory (performing back-to-back)

Preview performances are Thursday, February 9th at 8:00 PM and Friday, February 10th at 8:00 PM 

Beginning February 11th, performances occur Fridays through Sundays ONLY.

Friday & Saturday performances begin at 8:00 pm

Sunday performances begin at 2:00 pm

All performances are held at the Writer's Center.

paper backs runs approximately 40 minutes.

Life Jacket runs approximately 60 minutes.

There is a 15 minute intermission between both plays.


One ticket gets you access to both plays. Tickets can be purchased here.

You can follow the shows on social media by following @4615theatre on all social media accounts, or by using  #4615theatre, #4615paperjacket, #4615paperbacks and #4615lifejacket

covid policy

All audience members must be masked at all times in the performance venue.

pay what you can policy

There are only a limited amount of pay-what-you-can tickets per performance. It is better to book them in advance before they sell out.

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cast creative

For this Production

Lighting Design: Pierce Stoneburner

Scenic Design: Sarah Beth Hall

Sound Design: Jordan Friend

Stage Manager: Holly Morgan

Associate Stage Manager: Olivia Dibble

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