The Little Theatre of Alexandria will present Tracy Letts’s family drama titledAugust: Osage County, directed by Susan Devine, September 8-23. After the family patriarch vanishes, his children return to rural Oklahoma “to care for their afflicted, manipulative mother Violet. Armed with prescription drugs and paranoid mood swings, Violet reigns over the home as family secrets unfold.” The play won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best New Play.
Metro Stage in Alexandria will present Athol Fugard's most recent play, titled The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, August 30-September 7.The play was inspired by the life of outsider artist Nukian Mabuza & "depicts the brutality of apartheid in the 1980's & the violence & engrained patterns that have impacted the post-apartheid South Africa."
Image below: The painted rocks that inspired the play.
NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon, Virginia is presenting Amour, a Musical Love Story with music by Michel Legrand, thru August 26. The show, which celebrates the company's 30th anniversary, is a volunteer community outreach production, bringing back some of their greatest artistic collaborators. The little-known Broadway chamber musical is a French fable about a lovelorn guy who learns he has the ability to walk through walls.
NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Virginia will present The Wedding Singer September 13-October 14. The musical is based on a hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The setting is 1985, when a rock star-wannabe is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer....... until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. The presenter notes that "The Wedding Singer contains adult language and situations that may not be appropriate for all audiences."
Signature Theatre is presenting tephen Sondheim's romantic musical titled Passion, staged by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, starring Natascia Diaz, thru September 23.Set at a remote military outpost in 1860s Italy, it’s the tale of a love triangle involving an army captain & the cousin of his superior. The tale has been called “an exhilarating tangle of obsession, desire, madness, and above all, passion.”Passion won a Tony Award® for Best Musical.
Signature Theatre will present Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens's Heisenberg, directed by Joe Calarco, September 18-November 11.Set in London, the play tells the tale of two strangers who meet by chance at a train stop and are "improbably drawn to each other. "Their instant connection ignites a tender, funny and intimate journey."