Directed by Matt Ripa
August 9-31, 2019
Performances: Thursday-Sunday | Thursday - Saturday @ 8PM | Saturday matinees @ 2PM | Sundays matinees @ 4PM

In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belongy.

CONTENT WARNING: This play contains adult content including acts of violence, sexual assault, guns, partial nudity, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist language.
Drama. Recommended for ages 16 and up.



Naomi Wallace was born in 1960 in Prospect, Kentucky, to Henry F. Wallace, an international correspondent, and Sonja de Vries, a Dutch justice and human rights worker.

Wallace obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College. She then received two master's degrees from the University of Iowa. Currently, she divides her time between Kentucky and the Yorkshire Dales in Northern England (UK), where she lives with her partner, Bruce McLeod, with whom she has three children.

Wallace has taught English literature, poetry and playwrighting at Yale University, UCLA, University of Iowa, Illinois State University, Merrimack College, Hampshire College, American University of Cairo, Vrije University of Amsterdam and other institutions. She has also worked with women in the criminal justice system, and is a member of SURJ, Showing up for Racial Justice.[3] She has been called "a dedicated advocate for justice and human rights in the U.S. and abroad, and Palestinian rights in the Middle East," and her writing described as "muscular, devastating, and unwavering."

In the mid-2000s, Wallace was briefly detained by Homeland Security after defying the ban on travel to Cuba.
In August 2016, Wallace announced that she will be one of the Freedom Riders on the upcoming Women's Boat to Gaza.


Matt Ripa is the Producing Artistic Director of DOORWAY ARTS ENSEMBLE and the Artistic Director of the DC Queer Theatre Festival. Matt most recently directed GODIVA DATES & ONE NIGHT STANDS at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival with Doorway Arts Ensemble. Matt also produced and curated the 2nd Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival. At Forum Theatre, Matt directed WE TIRESIAS, which won DC City Paper's choice for Best New Play and TheatreMania's audience award for Best Drama at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.

He has served as director and assistant director at companies throughout the Washington region, including Imagination Stage, Forum Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Rorschach Theatre Company, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Landless Theatre Company and Traveling Players.

Matt was awarded a Creative Community Fund grant to write and direct a production in collaboration with choreographer Jane Franklin and composer Brad Linde. The result, A Great(er) Depression, in which he also performed, was featured at the Source Festival in 2010.

Jhonny Maldonado
as Greg
  Robert Pike
as George
  Eli Pendry
as David

production staff
Alex Davis
Production Manager
Stage Manager
  Chris Niebling
Fight & Intimacy
  Julie Cray Leong
Costume Design
Niusha Nawab
Sound Design
  Katie McCreary
Lighting Design
  Emily Lotz
Set Design

August 9-31, 2019
Thursday - Saturday @ 8PM
Saturday matinees @ 2PM and Sunday matinees @ 4PM
$25 General Admission
$15 Students and Veterans

3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

MONDAY, August 19, 2019
(Use code DCTHEATRE for $10 tickets)


Credits: Lighting Design: Katie McCreary, Scenic Design: Emily Lotz, Costume Design: Julie Cray Leong, Sound Design: Niusha Nawab, Fight and Intimacy Choreography: Chris Niebling
Eli Pendry: David, Jhonny Maldonado: Greg, Robert Pike: George
Directed by Matt Ripa

Saturday August 17
(after the 2PM matinee performance)
Meet the cast and enjoy coffee and tea provided by Vigilante Coffee 
Ally Theatre brings audiences into the conversation and we are proud of the impact we are already making here. Please join us after the show! We'll keep the bar open, serve up our specialty themed cocktails, and create a safe space to navigate these sometimes difficult conversations.

Wednesday August 21st @ 7PM
Please join us on Wednesday, August 21st for Ay Mariposa, a documentary film about two women and a rare community of butterflies standing on the front lines in a battle against the US-Mexico border wall.
$10 Suggested Donation

Made in the USA: How American Culture Breeds A Unique Blend of Racism and Misogyny in Men
Saturday August 24th
(after the 2PM matinee performance)
Stay after the show for a panel with the cast, director Matt Ripa, and special guests from MEN CAN STOP RAPE and EVRYMAN as we discuss the themes of masculinity in THE WAR BOYS and ways in which men can help each other to prevent and stop violence in themselves and their communities

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