One distinction of a Quotidian Theatre production has always been its set pieces and props, expertly chosen and carefully placed in its single set rooms adding airs of authenticity to such notable productions as Conor McPherson’s The Veil and Chekhov’s Lady with the Little Dog.
Leaving the theatre, if you think of that perfect garden seat or hanging lamp, you imagine it returned to the people or shops from which it was borrowed on closing. That’s where you would be wrong. It turns out most of them have been residing in the company’s Rockville warehouse, waiting their next call. That call won’t be coming. As you doubtlessly know, Quotidian has, in its wisdom, decided that the scheduled April 2021 production of Horton Foote’s The Day Emily Married will be its last.
Quotidian Theatre must close its rented warehouse space in August and is selling its contents to the public via auction which starts in the early morning of August 3. Among the items are collectibles, curios, antique furniture, area rugs (“gently used” the company notes) carpentry tools and lamps. For most, the auction site authenticates the last Quotidian play to use it.
The 100 items are available to view on Quotidian’s auction site now. All are reasonably priced.
So give your Amazon and Etsy accounts a break and join the treasure hunt to bring home these unique items along with a bit of theatre history.
Quotidian Auction Website
August 3 – 21
2 locations for item pickup:
QTC’s warehouse on Frederick Ave in Rockville
5705 Brewer House Circle, North Bethesda, MD