NextStop Theatre has introduced five reveals for the to start with half of 2022. The new program signifies the gradual return and ongoing expansion of the company’s productions next the pandemic, as perfectly as a continuation of their longstanding determination to offering a varied array of theatrical kinds and stories, in and for the Northern Virginia local community.
“After productively becoming ready to return to scaled-down productions this fall, we are unbelievably psyched to consider the second fifty percent of our season to the following degree,” stated Creating Creative Director Evan Hoffmann. “Audiences are evidently prepared to rediscover all the electric power, magic, and pleasure of are living theater and we are specific that these displays will not disappoint!”
In late January 2022, the 2nd 50 percent of the period commences with Each Brilliant Factor, a remarkable participate in that explores the precarious harmony involving the optimum highs and cheapest lows of lifestyle. Guided by an unnamed narrator, the viewers is drawn into the tale of a youthful boy who tries to overcome his mother’s depression by producing a record of all the most excellent points in the world. At moments humorous and at other people gut-wrenching, this extraordinary, interactive participate in delivers the actor and viewers along jointly on a unique journey of shared discovery and catharsis. Each Amazing Issue is by Duncan MacMillan, will be directed by Nicole Maneffa (NextStop’s Matilda), and will star Evan Hoffmann as the Narrator. The creation will carry out from January 21 through February 13, 2022.
At the close of February, NextStop will phase The Legend of Ga McBride by Matthew Lopez. This hilarious and heartfelt comedy tells the story of Casey, an out-of-do the job Elvis impersonator, identified to find his highlight and choose treatment of his pregnant spouse. Think about his shock when the resolution he finds suggests trading in the King’s rhinestone jumpsuit for the bedazzled robe of a drag queen! Crammed with witty banter, snazzy dance moves, and fabulous costumes, this warm and engaging appreciate story troubles our notions of identification and family members with impressive depth and insight. The Legend of Ga McBride will be directed by Lisa Bailey and will carry out from February 25 as a result of March 20, 2022.
In April, NextStop is honored to present Nat Turner in Jerusalem by Nathan Alan Davis, a potent, historic drama about a sizeable chapter in Virginia and American history. In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner’s startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and released by lawyer Thomas R. Grey. This well timed play imagines Turner’s last night time in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Grey and they reckon with what has handed, and what the dawn will deliver. Nat Turner in Jerusalem will be directed by Bryanda Minix (NextStop’s An Act of God) and will carry out from April 1 by means of 17, 2022.
As we emerge from winter, NextStop will spouse in April with Reston Town Centre to present a incredibly special free-for-all, outside creation of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Desire. The collaboration is a Theatre in the Park initiative that was initial imagined in 2019 but was delayed by the pandemic. Both of those NextStop and Reston City Center are optimistic that this output may possibly start a new neighborhood tradition of bringing free theater to the amphitheater in Reston Town Sq. Park, ideal in the heart of the Reston City Middle. A Midsummer Night’s Desire will be directed by Christopher Michael Richardson (NextStop’s A Switch of the Screw) and will have 3 free performances on April 30, 31, and May 1, 2022.
Capping off the season will be NextStop’s substantially-expected return to comprehensive-scale, stay musical theater with a toe-tapping output of Blessed Rigid, showcasing e book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and new music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical, Anastasia). Harry Witherspoon is an unassuming shoe salesman with a definitely tedious existence until finally he is remaining $6 million in his uncle’s will. The only capture is that in get to money in on his inheritance, Harry will have to 1st successfully just take his uncle’s corpse on one closing holiday vacation to exotic Monte Carlo! Fortunate Rigid will be directed and choreographed by Robert Mintz (NextStop’s Singin’ in the Rain) and will operate from May perhaps 19 via June 12, 2022.
NextStop will carry on their present procedures necessitating evidence of vaccination and mask carrying at all moments in the building (with the exception of performers on stage) for the foreseeable upcoming. However, in the new calendar year, the theater will return to their entire 100-seat potential and reopen the bar car or truck for drinks and snacks in advance of performances.
NextStop Theatre Enterprise continues to be fully committed to putting the well being and basic safety of their team, artists, and community higher than all else. As these, NextStop maintains the proper to cancel any performances and/or productions, need to situations prove needed. NextStop will present whole refunds in the celebration of cancellation and/or should a patron develop into uncomfortable with attending a dwell functionality.
Tickets are on sale now at NextStopTheatre.org.
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