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A Map of Virtue

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard presents the Southeastern Premiere of A Map of Virtue  by Erin Courtney from October 1 – 18, 2015 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale.  Theatre goers need look no further than Thinking Cap Theatre’s Southeastern premiere of Erin Courtney’s award-winning play (Special Citation Obie Award, 2012),  A Map of Virtue, for a thrilling way to kick off the month of October. 

Part interview, part comedy, part middle-of-the-night horror story, A Map of Virtue is about a shared obsession that leaves a group of friends stranded in the woods. A bird statue is the guide through this symmetrical tale about the limits of our virtues and what we leave behind.  

“I started writing A Map of Virtue while on a silent playwriting retreat run by Erik Ehn out in the woods in upstate New York,” Courtney explained in a recent interview. “The first night of the retreat, he gave each playwright a poem in an envelope and gave us the assignment of memorizing the poem. The poem I tried to memorize in silence was by Edmond Jabes and it was about the inability to use language after the horror of the Holocaust. The next day I started writing and the content of the poem infused the play.”
A Map of Virtue will be directed by Thinking Cap Theatre’s Artistic Director Nicole Stodard.  The production will feature Jovon Jacobs, Casey Dressler, Tom Anello, Scott Douglas Wilson, Alex Alvarez, Niki Fridh, and Noah Levine.  

Tickets for A Map of Virtue  are $35 ($20 for students with ID) and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling 813-220-1546 or on line at    The Vanguard is located at 1501 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33301.  There is free street parking surrounding the building and a metered municipal lot just south of The Vanguard on Andrews Ave.  For more information about Thinking Cap Theatre at the Vanguard visit  or contact Nicole Stodard at / 813-220-1546