While some head for the beaches, actors, directors and theatre goers know the place to be this Labor Day weekend is the Kennedy Center, for the 9th annual Page to Stage new plays and musicals festival. This annual celebration brings together over 40 theatre companies sponsoring readings, and dressed down open rehearsals of new works, some of which they will be offering in full productions in the coming seasons.
Page to Stage is this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept 4 – 6, from 2pm til closing (usually 10pm or later). No tickets are needed. All events are free. Seating is on a first come basis. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of each performance. Below is the latest performance schedule. Look for an up-to-date program guide in the main atriums at the Kennedy Center.
2010 Page to Stage
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Millennium Stage South
Doorway Arts Ensemble, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hutto, by Rose-Mary Harrington, explores the life and relationships of families held in the first federal detention center for illegal immigrants. The work tells the story of two teens and their families caught in the crossfire of U.S. immigration policy and the Department of Homeland Security.
Washington Improv Theater, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
iMusical: the Improvised Musical is a completely improvised musical, with all music (including piano accompaniment), lyrics, characters, dialogue, and narrative created and performed live on the spot, based on a single audience suggestion.
Georgetown Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Belle Parricide is written by R. L. Nesvet, Lori Fischer, Lucy Tyler, Monique LaForce and Alia Faith Williams. Who was Beatrice Cenci? Victim or Murderess? Sinner or saint? Violated virgin or calculating seductress? In 1598, they found her father’s body, presumably the victim of an accident. Dozens of stories swirled around the notorious Cenci family …incest… greed… violence…promiscuity. Five playwrights collaborate to examine the possibilities.
MILLENNIUM STAGE NORTH
Faction of Fools, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A new creation by DC’s Commedia dell’ Arte theater company.
Scena Theatre, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Set in a Remand School in Dublin in the 1980s, ten wards of the court meet with a down-at-heels actor: the Master who will collide with the realities of their world. A humorous take on the “Pygmalion” motif by Scena Theatre artistic director Robert McNamara.
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Playwrights Zone, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Ghosts of Dickens, by John Becker, is a full-length play about the dramatic, little known events that inspired Charles Dickens to write A Christmas Carol. He was haunted all of his life by his father’s stint in prison, a ruined childhood, and the death of his wife’s seventeen year old sister–with whom he was believed to have been in love. Much of The Ghosts of Dickens is structured after A Christmas Carol, but the familiar characters are replaced with the most significant people in Dickens’ life. Many of the lines of dialogue are culled from letters by Dickens and the other characters, such as his father, his wife, and Thackeray.
NOVA Community College Theatre, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Written by Kim Yaged, Directed by Renee Charlow, America is a choreopoem celebrating the rich cultural diversity of our country.
The Essential Theatre, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Betty’s Wish, by LA’Chris Jordan, is the story of a family matriarch that has fallen into a deep, life-threatening coma. The necessary medical procedure that can save her life is forbidden by Betty and her family’s religion. However, Betty’s husband is determined to keep her alive despite objections from family members who are unwilling to go against strict religious doctrines.
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Run of the Mill/Dramatic Adventure Series, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Three Condors: A Tigua Painting for the Stag is a new piece of “travel” theater which was crafted as the playwright, Jason Williamson, journeyed to Ecuador over the month of June. Drawing from local myths, history, and artwork, the playwright was inspired by the Tigua folk paintings native to the Andes of Ecuador. These paintings are rendered on sheep hide and often depict indigenous mythology. Mr. Williamson uses the myth of the condor as a lens through which to examine the issues of alienation, cultural isolation, and poverty that face post-colonial societies in this production directed by Kathleen Amshoff.
Playwrights Group of Baltimore, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The “Skin in the Game” plays are a collection of ten minute plays developed around the theme of “Skin in the Game,” a term coined by investor Warren Buffet referring to an investor’s show of confidence by putting his or her own personal money in a business investment. Not restricted to this literal use of the term, the “Skin in the Game” plays include high stakes, poignant comedy and drama…and “skin” and “games” figure prominently! Featuring work by John Conley, Dwight Cook, Peter Davis, Brent Englar, Rich Espey, Susan Middaugh, Ken Greller, and Laronika Thomas.
Theater of the First Amendment, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
After serving in Vietnam, four men share a rehab unit in a military hospital in Texas. Ann Stingle’s Still Beating Hearts examines the aftermath of war, and one veteran’s struggle to rediscover his self worth.
Audible Group, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Troublesome Gap, Episode 3: The Audible Group is a collective of theater professionals dedicated to all things aural. They will be presenting episode 3 of the epic episodic audio theater series Troublesome Gap entitled “The Curious.”
Catholic University School of Music, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Nightingale and the Rose (excerpts): In this musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story by Timothy Eisman, themes of love, self-sacrifice, and tragic irony are explored through the interactions of a Boy, a Girl, a Nightingale, and a Rose Tree during a day and night in early spring. Excerpts presented are part of a work in progress in fulfillment of the thesis project requirement for the MM Composition, Stage Music program.
Agnus Dei , an opera in one act by Roc Lee and David Tannous, imagines what it might have been like for the historical Jesus to say good-bye to his family before suffering death on a cross. Through an exploration of the emotions of Jesus and of his family being left behind, this chamber opera strives to display the humanity of the one Christians believe to be fully divine and fully human.
Playwrights Forum, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Right Thing & Marriages Adaptations of two short stories by Henry James by playwright Bari Biern.
Seventh Street Playhouse, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Agony of David is written by Anthony Gallo. This two-act tragedy of faith and sin is based on the life of David, a shepherd boy who becomes the mighty King of Israel.
Washington Shakespeare Company, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Redd Reidenhude, by Arthur H. Roach, is an absurdist, Theater of Alienation re-telling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood story. Redd has fallen in love with the dairy deliveryman Elmer, but her life is interrupted by the arrival of Lobo Blitzer, who attempted to sexually assult her while they were in high school. Lobo continues to obsess about Redd, even though he is now in love with her younger brother, Kiwi. Redd’s feisty and elegant grandmother, Bianca, is in poor health, but is tended by her neighbor, Buck. In a magical evening in the city park, the characters, including Redd’s best friend Azula and Georges-Luc, a Portuguese-Canadian Avon District Manager, meet and celebrate their love. The story continues with the classic Red Riding Hood elements. Lobo follows Redd to her grandmother’s and attempts to disguise himself as Bianca in order to attack Redd. Buck appears and saves the day, amid some very Brechtian plot resolutions.
Safe Streets Arts Foundation, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Joy in the Morning, by Tammy Archibald, is a story about sisters Verna and Joy. Their stepfather is abusive towards them and their mother doesn’t seem to care. Verna leaves home to seek her destiny in life, but promises to return for her younger sister Joy, if she can. Featuring the Prince George’s County Police Rhythm and Blues Jazz Band.
Busted at City Hall , by Dennis Sobin, is an operetta based on a true story, taking many liberties in the telling of it. The comedy concerns a man who goes to City Hall, gets arrested for a nonsensical offense, goes to jail, and gets out to be hailed a political hero.
Learning to be a Mommy, by Lamont Carey. A 13-year old girl wants a better life for herself and her family, but the obstacles are great since her mother and father are drug addicts. She decides to take matters into her own hands, and use any means necessary.
Charter Theater/First Draft Reading Series, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jack and the Bean- Stalk is a comedic adaptation of the classic children’s tale for adults and children alike by Mario Baldessari, with music by Rex Daugherty.
Y.O.U.R. Productions, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
When two 10 year olds, Sparkle and Kia, best friends since kindergarten, team up to help put on a yard sale, their friendship is tested when Kia breaks her word to sell the lemonade stand to Sparkle. This drama unfolds when Kia learns a “large” amount of money can be made selling lemonade, and Sparkle is crushed that her best friend chooses money over their friendship.
Theater J, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Moscows of Nantucket is written by Sam Forman. Affluent, anxious, and at each other’s throats, the Moscovichs attempt family bonding over a summer weekend in Nantucket. On the agenda are brisket, booze, and a blowout confrontation between competing brothers who have avoided each other for years. A fast-paced new American comedy with its heart in Chekhov’s country, from the author of Helen Hayes Award-nominated The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall.
SOUTH OPERA TIER LOUNGE
Active Cultures, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Resurrectionist King written by Stephen Spotswood is a multi-ethnic comedy that introduces Vigo Mortenson, the Resurrectionist King, as a grave robber/folk hero from DC’s murky past.
Run Home written by Jennifer Nelson, explores the dual histories of slavery and baseball in Bladensburg, MD. Based on a 10-minute play written for Sportaculture.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
MILLENNIUM STAGE SOUTH
Washington Stage Guild, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Amelia, by Alex Webb, is a Civil War-era romance in which two performers embody separated lovers and a diverse wider society, is the story of one woman’s odyssey across the battlefields of the American Civil War in search of her husband, Ethan. Amelia’s story reaches a crescendo at the gates of Andersonville, the notorious prisoner of war camp in Georgia where thousands died.
MILLENNIUM STAGE NORTH
Rorschach Theatre Company, 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
KLECKSOGRAPHY is written by H. R. Zurich, adapted by Randy Baker, and directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick. In a black and white world, the answers are on the other side.
Howard University, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
U.G.L.Y., a new musical by Darius Smith, redefines what it means to come of age. U.G.L.Y. explores the lives of young people in Beulah, Alabama as they journey from middle school to high school. Complex harmonies and rich melodies, told through sounds of neo-soul meets R&B meets jazz and traditional musical comedy, add texture and depth to the lives of young people who are at once naïve and worldly wise. U.G.L.Y. is a story about youth, but one that speaks to the awkward person living inside each of us.
Howard University, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Set in the long, long ago past of 2008, Frat, a new musical conceived by Chris McGriff, with book by Nkosi Sharpe and music and lyrics by Charles Coakley Jr., tells the story of a white student (Duane) from Shaker Heights, Ohio who decides to go to a HBCU (Howard) and pledge a historically black fraternity. He is met with some initial objection from his line brothers but with time, things seem to improve and friendships are formed. When a noose is found hanging from the Frat’s Tree in the middle of campus, Duane finds himself in the middle of a nasty media and political circus that seems to bring out the “ugly” in everyone. Frat focuses on five young men who must face adversity and put racial issues aside to become the best of friends/brothers. With upbeat, high energy, contemporary musical theater songs, it’s the ultimate “bromance” musical that will open your eyes to a whole new world and remind you to cherish the gift of life called friendship.
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The Essential Theatre, 3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
In Sampson and Miss Delilah, written by Natalie Blank, prostitution is now a legalized profession in the country and Ms. Delilah is the leading lady of the union organized under the monicur “Eves.” The highest paid and most desired, a young writer holds information that forces her to re-visit her past against her will.
Wanderlust Theater Lab, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
White Noise by Tom Block, follows Tim, an African-American painter, as he struggles with interior demons, an increasingly bizarre exterior reality and a scantily-clad Simone Weil, a historical figure that metastasizes as a figment of his own imagination. Having abandoned true faith, Tim grasps for “faith in faith” and in the end finds dubious consolation, alone in a bathroom.
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Calliope Arts and Theatre, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In The Tambora Cure, by R. L. Nesvet, a young Israeli scientist finds a cure for HIV in the ash of a 19th century volcanic eruption. He is championed by a professor at an English University. But because of political opposition to Israel, both scientist and his discovery are turned away. In a sequence of events, the formula is lost.
The Hub Theatre, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Leto Legend by Kristin DeWulf. The story of a real life superwoman, Charlie, who makes life at the top rung look easy. Except, it is not easy, and Charlie’s coming apart at the seams. Alternating between her real life and her alter superhero ego, Leto. Charlie struggles against her fans, feminists, family, and her own destructive hubris. As decisions become matters of life and death, will she be able to save the day?
SOUTH OPERA TIER LOUNGE
Playwright’s Gymnasium. 2 p.m. -4:30 p.m.
Heart of Gold by Ben Kingsland is a high comedy that ensues when ambitious TV cooking show host Donna Dune tramples ethics, common sense, and her flagging maternal instincts to pursue a prestigious humanitarian award.
Ganymede Arts, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
In Kuchu Uganda is written by Bob Bartlett. The reach of hate is felt across continents in this alarming response to the proposed death penalty for homosexuals in Uganda.
ABG Playwrights (formerly Women’s Work Writers’ Group), 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last Call at the Marble Bar by Nicole Burton, music and lyrics by Jim Landry and Ken Moss. When the manager of the Marble Bar Nightclub is raped after closing, she does what she’s always done: toughs it out. But rape drops her into a Felliniesque hell of courtrooms, crapshoots, and ghost parades. On the brink of murder, she wonders—is it better to be right or to be happy?
All the Sins of My Past Life is written by Patricia Connelly. After discovering a horrifying secret about her 1950s childhood, Sallie must find out the truth about what happened and why. The search pits Sallie against her mother, who will fight to keep the past buried at all costs. It also destroys her relationship with her husband and shatters her deep religious faith.
Metemphsychosis: from Cockroach to CEO is written by Judith Brussell. One morning, a family of middleclass cockroaches, are shocked to discover that their son has awakened radically transformed. From a hardworking, busily scuttling everywhere roach, he has become unrecognizable as a hideous monster: a human being.
Bowie State University. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Women of Bradville by Frances Rice is a politcal drama by the president of the National Black Republican Association.
Bouncing Ball Theatricals, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Boy and Girl From the River features a book by Shawn Northrip and music and lyrics by Christopher Imboden. Having lost her husband to the river’s current, a young mother makes her son promise to never cross the river. When he grows and falls in love with the girl on the other side, he embarks on a quest to get to her by traveling the other way around the world.
Taffety Punk, 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Taffety Punk’s adaptation of Brothers Grimm is a sonic-dance inquiry into the darker corners of the popular fairy tales.
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences
Birthday by Susanna Hamnett 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
KCTYA will be sharing a draft of a newly-commissioned script by Canadian playwright Susanna Hamnett titled Birthday. This solo show focuses on a young girl with a vivid imagination, who needs to look at her past to make sense of her future. On the journey, she stumbles upon a travelling circus, swaps stories with a real star and even befriends her parents as children.
Monday, September 6, 2009
MILLENNIUM STAGE SOUTH
Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Georgetown University students present plays about choice featuring Scared of Sarah by Laura Brienza and scenes from a work in progress by Joshua Goode. In Scared of Sarah, Lily and Sam are expecting their first child, and neither one feels ready: Sam worries about what this means for their bank account, while Lily’s troubled relationship with her autistic sister, Sarah, causes her to question their parenting abilities. Terrified of their genes, their student loans, and not being “fully formed” human beings still in their twenties. Scared of Sarah explores the fear that sets in when two people make a third. This funny and complicated family play will be presented with scenes from a new short work which uses absurdism and at-risk social situations to frame pregnancy and “choice” from a different perspective. A lively post-show discussion on the art and politics of these two works by recent GU alums will follow.
Didactic Theater, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Thing About Getting (A Dog’s Tale), by Paul Down Colaizzo, visits three lifelong friends Kelly, Cole, and Darren in a house in Hoboken. These three kindred spirits are depicted as 26-year-old buddies, faced with a life-threatening fork in the road, as well as 11-year-olds soon to be middle-schoolers, preparing themselves for the next section of their lives. A character exploration in the point of it all, this play questions the human relationship with the ever-impending tomorrow.
MILLENNIUM STAGE NORTH
The Inkwell, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Particulars (and Perils) of Self-Producing for Playwrights (a panel discussion). Self-producing your work can be empowering – and terrifying. A panel of playwright/producers, moderated by Jessica Burgess, discuss the ins-and-outs of pulling their work off the hard drive and onto the boards. Take your career into your own hands and produce your ideal premiere.
Signature Theatre, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
American Voices Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation: Signature Theatre and the Shen Family Foundation created the American Musical Voices Project in 2007, to support emerging composers in the creation of new work for musical theater. This concert will feature music from musicals in development at Signature Theatre by Matt Conner, Adam Gwon, Marisa Michelson, Chris Miller, and Scott Davenport Richards.
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Baltimore Playwrights Festival: Various, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Featuring six plays from the Baltimore Playwrights Festival summer production brochure
Bright Alchemy Theatre, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
A [email protected] Story for Naomi, by Stephen Spotswood, is about Naomi Birdsong-Schultz, a 16-year old with a stratospheric IQ. She has little contact with fellow humanity outside of cyberspace. With little faith in the future of the species, she’s always been more consumed by how the world will end then how it began. But when her sleep becomes troubled by a recurring dream of her long-dead grandfather, she finds herself plagued with questions about her own origin and her own future, starting her on a journey that starts before the beginning of time and ends somewhere out in the stars. A [email protected] Story for Naomi weaves ancient creation myths with cutting edge science to tell the story of one girl’s struggle to come to terms with who she is and what she needs to become.
The Inkwell, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A showcase of DC-area finalists from The Inkwell’s national call for submissions followed by an open discussion concerning the company’s support of DC-area playwrights. Meet fellow playwrights, discuss how DC’s new play development resource can better serve the needs and goals of the playwriting community, and learn more about The Inkwell’s plans for the upcoming season.
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Playwrights Gymnasium, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
In Our Shorts, Vol. 2 is written by Patrick Bussink, Chris Graybill, Mary Watters, George P. Tilson, Eric Peterson, Ben Kingsland, Rich Espey and D.W. Gregory. Love, loss, longing, dwarfed ambition, and a bit of steam punk thrown in. This series of short plays from Washington, DC’s only process-oriented playwrights’ workshop wrestles with some of the big questions and a few of the annoying small ones.
theHegira, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dirty is written by Carla Ching. Winston and Cordelia meet and fall in love and do exactly what they should have never done: get married. A play exploring the oldest and most troubled institution.
theHegira, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Lyme Park, by Nandita Shenoy, explores an Austonian Romance of an Indian Nature (inspired by Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey”)
REHEARSAL ROOM 1
Venus Theatre Company, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Another Manhatten is written by Claudia Barnett. The story of Liz, a cook who worked on the 107th story of a Manhattan skyscraper until a fiery explosion transported her to 17th-century New Amsterdam. Rescued by a mute hunter named Daniel and nursed by his mother Anika, she embarks on a personal quest to retrieve her baby daughter and a political crusade to save her new world – which is in some ways very much like her old world.
African Continuum Theater Company, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Emcee Inquisition by Dominique Morisseau, tells the story of a globally active Hip Hop artist, Sharif Stanley, who is on the brink of being knighted the esteemed literature prize of Hip Hop Laureate. Preparing for an interview with a legendary renowned Hip Hop scholar, Sharif and his wife, Naima, anticipate that this interview will be the final push to assure the prize. But when the visiting scholar triggers violent memories for Naima, suddenly everything is laid on the line: the prize… their dreams… and even their lives… The Emcee Inquisition takes a deeper look at the effects of misogyny and gender violence in the world of Hip Hop and the world of intellectualism, and dares to raise the social question of our responsibilities – in our music, in our institutions, in our communities and in our own lives.
Washington Improv Theater, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
An improvised look at the creative process of a staged reading. Using suggestions from the audience to arrive at a name of a play and certain characteristics of the characters, setting, and cast, the players will create an open rehearsal of the production just collectively imagined. The ‘playwright’ and ‘director’ will also be in attendance and participating in full, including in a talk-back with audience.
ClassiqueNouveau, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Late Night Double Feature: Vampire Lesbians of Scotland and Who Killed Captain Kirk? is written by Paco José Madden. First, a trio of vampire lesbians save the world and the 2012 election in a campy adventure comedy. Then William Shatner a/k/a Captain Kirk is killed at a sci-fi convention. It’s up to a bunch of trekkies with the help of the audience to find out found whodunit. Experience two oddball shows in this late-night double feature.
Theater J, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, is a funny and moving retelling of the unrequited life of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the 20th Century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists remembers the trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman whose most stunning discovery was the beating of her own romantic heart.
Artists’ Bloc, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
In Sixty 9/11 by Lee August Praley, entrepreneurial producer Felix Habbernathy finds the means to produce an erotic film based on the events of the September 11th tragedy in a last ditch effort to save the company. Faced with protests, death threats, and bomb scares, the movie persevered to incredible reviews and sales. The company is saved but must continue to make movies that push the envelope into uncharted and dangerous territory: new films about other atrocities. Finally, faced with a new tragedy and the concern of eroticizing all tragedies, Felix reconsiders what it means to profit off of the pain and suffering of others.
Factory 449, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Magnificent Waste is written by Caridad Svich. Lizzie B makes shock art. Arden buys beautiful things. A young man wants to be famous. In a modern world addicted to speed, fashion, celebrity, and trauma, the trio makes a pact that will change their lives, while a TV show documents everything and a movie star tries to stay out of the fringe.
The Kennedy Center’s Kenan Fellowship Program, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) is written by Ken Ludwig. Double-crosses, triple-crosses, gunplay, murder, lies, deceit, disguise, and sex. What do you expect? They’re actors. Comedy, mystery, and Sherlock Holmes meet in this world premiere reading of a new comedy-thriller by Olivier Award-winning author of Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You and Shakespeare in Hollywood. Featuring featuring five-time Helen Hayes award-winner Nancy Robinette and four-time Tony Award® nominee Marc Kudisch as William Gillette.
Signature Theatre and Folger Theatre, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Greenwood Tree, words by William Shakespeare with music by Will Reynolds, is a contemporary telling of the secret story embedded in the Sonnets; Shakespeare’s most personal work. A young poet falls victim to Puck’s notorious flower and he becomes entangled in a love triangle with his songwriting best friend and a beautiful woman named Sylvia. It is a story about self-discovery; about art and inspiration; about friends and lovers, and the fine line that is often blurred between the two. Shakespeare’s sonnets are set to a soaring, acoustic score.
Synetic Theater, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A world of mystery, magic, heroes and romance comes alive as Synetic inaugurates its tenth season and its entrance into its new home in Crystal City with a new wordless epic of King Arthur. Drawing from a rich pool of centuries-old myths and legends, Synetic will breathe fresh life into the legend of King Arthur. The drawing of the legendary Sword in the Stone, the power of Merlin and Morgan le Fay, the romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, and the apocalyptic battle with Mordred will all be woven together in a new adaptation that will see the legend reborn in Synetic’s signature mixture of movement, music, combat and drama.
SOUTH OPERA TIER LOUNGE
Catholic University of America, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m and 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Featuring a new work by Rachel Barclay, Bob Bartlett, Frank DiSalvo, Rebecca Gingrich-Jones and Timothy J. Guillot – the MFA Playwrights of Catholic University School of Drama
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