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A long, long time ago, in the early days of the Reagan administration, a unique type of business sprang up around the country, where one could rent movies to watch on a home television and also purchase snacks to enjoy while watching said video. Michael Hollinger’s (pictured) play Tiny Island looks at the disruption of the video store from the perspective of middle-aged siblings Hazel and Muriel, who grew up working at their family’s movie theater. While Hazel keeps screening old films to dwindling audiences, Muriel is wrapped up in personal drama, returning to her hometown in order to sort things out with her sister. When Hazel starts hearing voices, both women are forced to look back at their pasts to figure out where they went wrong and how to cope with the world that’s changing around them. Hollinger’s work regularly blends the personal and professional, and this is no exception. While you can’t pick up the popcorn and watch the action unfold from the comfort of your couch, Washington Stage Guild’s performance will be worth the trip to the theater. The play runs Oct. 1 to Oct. 25 at Washington Stage Guild, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $40–$50. (240) 582-0050. stageguild.org.