Performances begin July 23!


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Always follow The Campsite Rule!

Inspired by the famous relationship rule of thumb coined by sex columnist Dan Savage, The Campsite Rule charts the course of career woman Susan and college freshman Lincoln’s unlikely romance. While visiting her alma mater, Susan meets the unusually charming and inexperienced Lincoln at a house party and fireworks ensue. What starts as a one-night stand becomes more involved as Susan resolves to educate young Lincoln in the ways of sex and romance. Honest, daring and completely hilarious, Alexandra Petri’s sexy new comedy asks: when dating someone much younger, how do you leave ‘em better than you found ‘em?

About the playwright:

Alexandra Petri is a blogger and columnist for the Washington Post. With the Rogues she previously developed Young Republicans, which went on to a Capital Fringe run. Other plays: (New York City) One Room Over, (DC): Hookups, Rare Medium Well Done, Tragedy Averted, Treetop Idol; Upcoming: Miss Emma’s Matchmaking Agency for Literary Characters (Capital Fringe 2014). Her writing has appeared in the New York Daily News, Salt Lake Tribune, and The Week magazine, and you might have seen her on CNN, ESPN or heard her on the BBC World Service, among others.

About the Washington Rogues:

The Campsite Rule continues the Washington Rogues streak of daring and visceral new plays to local audiences, with a commitment to developing works by Washington, DC playwrights. We value immediacy, interactivity and political relevance. Most recently they produced Stephen Spotswood’s In the Forest, She Grew Fangs. Past productions include Capital Fringe Festival hits Mitzi’s Abortion, Eight, Busted Jesus Comix and The Teacher’s Lounge. More information about the company and The Campsite Rule can be found online at and on Twitter at @washingtonrogue.


Dates: July 23-August 16

Pay What You Can previews: July 23 – 27

Special Industry Night: Monday, August 11


Tickets: General admission: $20.00