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1st Stage's Critically Acclaimed LOBBY HERO Extended Until October 16


1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy.

What does it truly mean to be a hero? While struggling with a world of conflicting truths, the painfully real, beautifully crafted characters of Lobby Hero grapple with their own realities while crashing into the realities of those around them. When a murder accusation disrupts the lives of each character, all must make a decision to act...or not. The main character, a luckless security guard named Jeff, and his tightly wound supervisor find themselves in a careful dance with a pair of police officers with moral ambiguities of their own.

This timely comic drama, by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, explores the way race, gender, and duty influence our perceptions and define our moral codes. Status, allegiance, and social conventions are all called into question as Lonergan unravels this quirky, philosophical drama. Terry Teachout ofThe Wall Street Journal said of 1st Stage's production, " This enthralling production, staged with absolute assurance by Alex Levy, 1st Stage's artistic director, is at least as good as-maybe even better than-Playwrights Horizon's original 2001 version.

The 1st Stage production of Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan features Laura Artesi, Justin Weaks, Aaron Bliden, and Matthew Sparacino. 1stStage Artistic Director Alex Levy directs the production.

The design team includes: scenic and costume design by Kathryn Kawecki, lighting design by Mary Keegan, sound design by Neil McFadden, and dialects by Jane Margulies Kalbfeld.

Lobby Hero will now run October 16 with show times as follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

General admission tickets are $30. Senior (65+) tickets are $27. Student and military tickets are $15.

Subscriptions and Flex Passes are available for savings of up to 30% off regular price tickets. Tickets, Subscriptions, and Flex Passes can be purchased online at or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856.

The run time is approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission.

Lobby Hero is the first play in 1st Stage's ninth season. Following Lobby Hero will be Broadway Bound by Neil Simon, Directed by Shirley Serotsky (November 10-December 18), Trevor by Nick Jones, Directed by Alex Levy (February 2-26), Well by Lisa Kron, Directed by Michael Bloom (March 23-April 23), and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson, Directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes (June 1-25). This season, 1stStage is introducing the first ever Solo Festival to the DC region. Join us in July 2017 for a festival of some of this country's most celebrated solo performances.

About 1st Stage:
1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons Corner, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Awards include the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company award, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play in 2016 and Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Lead Actor in 2015 and the 2010 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.

For more information, visit 1st Stage online at or follow the theater on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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