1. Rehearsal For Murder at Reston Community Players.
“This is a clever and creative mystery story, and the play’s Broadway setting only adds to the fun. Audience members will leave the theatre more than satisfied.” – Kevin Smith.
Synopsis: Playwright Alex Dennison invites actors, a producer, and a director for a first reading of his new play. As the artists gather, they are surprised to see that Alex has assembled the identical team as his last play which ended rather abruptly when his leading lady and fiancée was found dead from an apparent suicide on opening night. Quickly, the invitees soon discover that they may not be reading a new play, but instead trying to verify alibis for Alex’s fiancee’s murder. As everyone reads their part in the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold and the growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations. Based upon the 1982 film featuring Robert Preston and Lynn Redgrave, “Rehearsal for Murder,” as any good mystery, will surely have you wondering, “Who dunnit?”
2. The Whale at Rep Stage.
“It’s a well-directed play that should not be missed…” – Steve Charing.
Synopsis: Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to re-connect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as “compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful,” “The Whale” tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
3. What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up with In Series at Source.
“So don’t miss out! Judging by the number of encore’s we demanded on Sunday and this fabulous show having only one more performance, seats are bound to sell out fast.” – Heather Hill.
Synopsis: A side-splitting lounge-opera evening with soprano Fleta Hylton and pianist Reenie Codelka. Opera, art-song, cabaret, American musical, Puccini, Mascagni, Berlin, Bellini, Porter, Piaf, Schumann, Bernstein, Sondheim… Elizabeth Pringle’s wise, witty script weaves together a heady mix of beautiful songs and wry commentary on love and life…
4. Interlock at The Vagabond Players.
“…delivering non-stop action and suspense.” – April Forrer.
Synopsis: The author of Rosemary’s Baby and Deathtrap creates a powerful and haunting drama of romantic obsession and betrayal.
5. Mockingbird by Imagination Stage at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater.
“Well acted and directed, it will be a performance you will talk about for years to come!” – Amy Juras.
Synopsis: Adapted by Julie Jensen from the 2010 award-winning book by Kathryn Erskine, this vibrant and moving world premiere play, commissioned by the Kennedy Center and VSA, tells the story of a young girl on the autism spectrum who changes a community.