Welcome to the 5th Season of the Reston Players’ New Play Project

 

The Passage

Written by Donald C. Drake

Directed by Daryl Hoffman

 

The chosen play for a full production from the 2013-14 New Play Project season.
Performance dates are Jun. 20-21, 2014.
Please note that these performances will be held at the Industrial Strength Theater 269 Sunset Park Dr. Herndon, VA.  If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Redford @ president@restonplayers.org.  Please do not contact the RCC box office as they are not handling ticketing for these performances.

On-line ticket sales are closed.

 

The play is set some time in the not-too-distant future, after “the last human right” has become an accepted practice and woven into the social fabric. It covers the four hours preceding the scheduled passage of Angus Dewart, as families and friends gather at the traditional party given to people about to depart this world. The play follows the reactions of the family to Angus’s decisions.
Headshots courtesy of Traci J. Brooks Photography

Rick has performed numerous times on this and other local community theatre stages over the years and even died on many, most recently on the barricade of RCP’s Les Misérables. A longtime resident of Reston, he also has taught drama at Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon and studied Shakespeare in England.
Carole is thrilled to be making her first appearance with the Reston Players. Some of her previous roles include Lee Green in Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (SSS), Blanche in Broadway Bound (SSS), Kitty in Six Degrees of Separation (VC), Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (VC), Rene Savage/Lady Cholmondely in Murder in Play (BP), Mavis Flowers in Hallelujah Girls (VTC), Ouiser in Steel Magnolias (CCP). She thanks Daryl for her skillful direction, and this talented and lively cast for being so much fun to work with. She also thanks voice coach Adriana Hardy, and Meisner Coach Robert Epstein.
Michael is thrilled to be back for a third production with RCP. His theatre debut was in 2011 playing Victor in Moonlight and Magnolias. He was recently cast in Les Misérables as an Ensemble member. In the interim, Michael has performed as Glenn in Rumors (MCP), as the cop in Glengarry Glen Ross (ESP), and as Corny Collins (Hairspray) and Professor Callahan (Legally Blonde – both with TAT). He especially thanks his supportive wife, Denise, and children, Connor, Megan and Emily, and the friends who keep coming out to see him ‘play’ around.
Erin is making her second appearance in a RCP production. She was recently cast Les Misérables as an Ensemble member earlier this year. She attended California Institute of the Arts with a concentration on Vocal Performance as is happy to brush up her opera skills. Her credits during her time at CalArts include: The Magic Flute (Papagena), L’enfant et les Sortilèges (princess/Nightingale), Platée (Ensemble), and Stravinsky’s Mavra (Neighbor). She was also recently I the Ensemble of Grease (TAT). She currently teaches private voice and piano locally at Lopez Studios, Inc.
Cameron is excited to be returning for his second show with RCP, having previously been cast in Les Misérables as an Ensemble member earlier this year. As Nicky, within The Passage, he is having the wonderful opportunity to explore the complex emotions associated with a regrettable father, son relationship. And it is through this fantastic experience with this talented cast and director that he is even more grateful for his incredible father and family. Thank you, dad, for being you and my entire family for your love and support!
K expresses profound gratitude to RCP and Daryl Hoffman for the opportunity to work in The Passage. K is humbled to be in the midst of such superlative talent. A relative newcomer to Virginia, K is relieved to “break into” the theater scene in Northern Virginia and hopes to continue doing what started in North Carolina almost ten years back.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
7:30 pm@ the RCP rehearsal hall

 

Quadroon and the Dove
Written by Charlene Donaghy
Directed by Rikki Howe

 

In 1840 New Orleans, Clarice, a free woman of color, mistress to Lucien, a wealthy French Creole, obsesses and schemes to have Lucien bound to her alone, in a life away from repressive laws and intruding paramours. As the Quadroon Ball approaches, she sees her life spinning out of control as Lucien’s desires for new love and family intertwine with a growing slave uprising.
Cast

SAGE-FEMME -Anya Nebel
CLARICE – Zaneta Walthour
ELLIE – Temple Lloyd-Roberts
JULIET- Cheramie Jackson
LUCIEN- Joe Lewis
CHARLIE-SMITH -Jivon Jackson

 


Saturday, TBD, 2014
7:30 pm@ the RCP rehearsal hall

 

All the Girls Love Bobby Kennedy
Written by Kristen Palmer
Directed by TBD

 

Set in 1968 leading up to the assassination of RFK, the story focuses on college student, Grace Bailey, as she struggles to decide between taking risks that buck the status quo and making the “safe” choice.