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

 

ANGUS………………A strong-willed, outspoken artist in his 60s
SUSAN………………Angus’ devoted wife, in her 60s
EILEEN……………..Their high spirited, melodramatic daughter, in her 20s; is an opera singer
NICHOLAS………..Their writer-turned-businessman prodigal son, in his late 20s or 30s
FRANK……………..Angus’s brother, upbeat businessman./lawyer type, in his 60s
MR. MORTON……An end-of-life specialist from the HMO, 30s

 

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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
7:30 pm

 

A Thing with Feathers
 Written by Kevin Ferguson
Directed by Adriana Hardy

 

It’s Hope’s prom night and her mother is in charge of finishing the dress. Birdie, Hope’s grandmother, tries to keep things civil and orderly in the man-less house, but Hope and her mother don’t make it easy and the family bond is tested when Hope confronts her mothers drinking habit.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
7:30 pm

 

Orbiting Mars
Written by Peter Snoad
Directed by Stuart Fischer

 

Desperate to win a statewide contest, a community theatre company casts a man claiming to be the Roman god Mars to star in their production of a Noel Coward comedy. A CIA plot, a teenager who speaks fluent Latin, Hollywood’s embrace of “reality theater”–It’s all here in this hilarious spoof on militarism and celebrity culture.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
7:30 pm

 

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.

Saturday, TBD, 2014
7:30 pm

 

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.