2007 NVTA One-Act Festival ScheduleBy Laura & Mike Clark • Jun 4th, 2007 • Category: NVTA
The NVTA One Act Festival is coming up the next two weekends. ShowBizRadio is planning on interviewing as many of the participating theatre companies as we can. So hopefully you will be able to attend at least one session of the festival, and can learn more about these One-Act shows.
Location: James Lee Community Center Theatre, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.
Tickets: Ticket prices for each session (two or three shows): $10.
Festival pass (all shows and the reception/awards ceremony): $30.
Call: (703) 866-6238 for information and reservations. Tickets sold at the door, cash or check. Profits help benefit the NVTA scholarship fund.
Award Ceremony and Scholarship Winners: Festival awards will be presented at the James Lee Center, Sunday evening, June 17, along with announcement of the 2007 scholarship winners. Reception starts at 6PM, Ceremony at 7PM
Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.
- Castaways Repertory Theatre – Two Girls, One Place – Original, Drama, Mature Theme: Two very different girls find themselves in the same location with the same problem under very different circumstances. This play is about the realization that no matter who you are, you are not alone – even if the company you find is the person you least expected to ever be friends with. Interview with Sara Joy Lebowitz, playwright and performer
- Reston Community Players – Intimate Distances – Original, Comedy/Drama, Mature Theme, Strong Language: Intimate Distances condenses then tracks the long distance relationship between Jane and Carter from falling in love to the eventual disintegration of their affair. It begins with the moment of their breakup and then replays all the ways the ending could have gone with flashbacks woven into the fabric of this one final moment
- Saint Mark’s Players – Third and Oak: The Laundromat – Published, Comedy/Drama, Mature Theme: The Laundromat is about two lonely women who meet in the middle of the night. At first glace they seem to be complete opposites, but through washing their laundry and revealing their secrets, they realize that they have more in common then they thought.
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
- Tapestry Theatre Company – Just a Stage He’s Going Through – Published, Comedy, Family Show: Dwight wakes up and feels he is on stage somewhere and he is.
- Rockville Little Theatre – The Gnadiges Fraulein – Published, Comedy, Mature Theme: A society reporter challenges the prominence of an inn keeper who reveals that her social standing can be shown by the company she keeps, including one special guest who holds a blinding secret.
- Foundry Players – Dogg’s Hamlet, Published, Comedy, Family Show: Stoppard’s take on language: what do we understand and what sounds “foreign?” Even if all the words are English!
Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
- Dominion Stage – How to Measure Half an Egg – Original, Romantic Comedy, Family Show: What starts out for Eloise Lonely as dinner at an upscale restaurant with her self-absorbed fiancé G. Taylor Swanson turns into an encounter with the love-struck Wally Joe, a waiter with the mind of a poet and the heart of a hero intent on rescuing Eloise from a fate worse than boredom. Eloise soon discovers that stars seen through the eyes of true love offer far more happiness than status and a hefty bank account. Interview with the Director, John Adams
- Foundry Players – All in My Head – Original, Comedy, Family Show, some Strong Language: Take a walk through the imagination of a young woman as the characters inside her head try to talk her into taking a chance.
- Little Theatre of Alexandria – The Pheasant – Original, Dark Comedy, Mature Theme: The government has decreed that restaurants will only cook healthy food. On the last night before the new law goes into effect, a famous chef decides to feed his patrons one last meal – himself. Interview with the Director, Natalie Safley
Saturday, June 16, 1:30 p.m. (matinee)
- Fauquier Community Theatre – Fragile X – Original, Drama, Family Show: A professional woman returns to her hometown on her birthday, hoping to provide a better life for her ailing mother and her brother, an adult living with Fragile X Syndrome. Her idea of “a better life,” however, clashes with her family’s values, as the three demonstrate their very different recipes for happiness. Interview with the Director and Playwright, Kevin Kirby
- Tapestry Theatre Company – Three Times a Lady – Original, Comedy, Family Show: Jake is married to the perfect woman. The problem is that she is three perfect women. . . and she thinks he’s cheating.
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.
- Pied Piper Theatre – Pandemic – Original, Drama, Mature Theme: In a time of crisis, a group of strangers are forced to control their fears while struggling for survival. Without much hope, the question remains whether the group should worry about the impending horror or just relax and enjoy a classic board game. Interview with the Director and Playwright, Ellen Cribbs
- Prince William Little Theatre – Driving Miss Daisy – Published, Comedy/Drama, Family Show with mature moments: The story of a 30 year relationship between a Southern Jewish lady and her African American chauffer.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.