Photo Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop Theatre
One week before the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as President, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, has debuted the 45th entry into the popular play "45 Plays for 45 Presidents" to a sold out opening weekend.
"From our very first audience on industry preview night, we could tell this show was going to be a hit." said Matthew C. Thompson, Managing Director of NextStop Theatre. "When a cast on-stage is having as much fun as this incredibly talented group of women, the audience can't help but enjoy themselves and tell all of their friends afterward."
The play, which is re-written after each election, presents a series of 45 two-minute plays -- one for each American President. In a female-forward twist to the amusing premise, NextStop's production also casts only women as all the presidents. The ensemble includes Caroline Kashner, Brittany Martz, Chloe Mikala, Mary Myers, and Sarah Anne Sillers.
The production is directed by Megan Behm, and includes a creative team of Scenic Designer Daniel Hobbs, Sound Designer Reid May, Lighting/Projections Designer Sean Cox, Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson, Production Stage Manager Eileen Goodrich, and Properties Designer E. Lynda Bruce.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays from January 11th to February 4th, 2018. General Admission tickets range from $20 to $55. Tickets are available online at www.NextStopTheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111. All seating is General Admission. Additional fees may apply. Performance popularity determines ticket prices: advance booking is strongly recommended.
Information on how NextStop is using their 2017/18 Season of Shows to build the bonds of community can be found at www.NextStopTheatre.org/Together.
Note: "45 Plays" contains fleeting adult language and innuendo which may not be appropriate for all audiences.
NextStop Theatre Company is an award-winning professional black box theatre just moments away from Reston Town Center, Historic Downtown Herndon, Dulles Airport, and Wiehle-Reston Metro. The company has established a strong regional reputation for producing critically acclaimed productions and educational programs, while showcasing a wide array of local talent, Broadway headliners, and locally-driven arts relevant to the community.
NextStop Theatre is made possible in part by generous support from: The Town of Herndon, The Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust, The Nelson J. & Katherine Friant Post Foundation, The Arts Council Fairfax County, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and NextStop's loyal patron donors.
NextStop's 2017/18 Season is Sponsored by AutoScandia.
"45 Plays for 45 Presidents" is made possible by Griffin-Owens Insurance Group
Photo Credit: Lock & Company
Sarah Ann Sillers
Mary Myers and Chloe Mikala
Brittany Martz, Sarah Anne Sillers, Chloe Mikala