Starting January 13, a Woman is President…45 Times a Night!
Herndon, VA / Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, opens a hysterical take on history with the play “45 Plays for 45 Presidents”. The play, which is already selling out performances, presents a series of 45 two-minute plays — one for each American President.
At 7 pm on January 13, we’re holding our Press Opening Event and Reception for “45 Plays.” Previously, this performance was closed to invited guests, VIPs, Press, and Special Package Holders, but we’ve just released all remaining tickets for public sale.
If you’ve ever wanted to ask the cast and creative team your questions or snap a selfie with a star — here’s your chance!
Tickets for the Press Opening event include a welcome toast, admission to the Press Opening performance, and a fun, casual reception with VIPs, Donors, and Press following the performance.
“45 Plays” is re-written after each election, and NextStop gets to debut the Chicago-born play’s 45th addition. In a female-forward twist to the amusing premise, NextStop’s production also casts five women as all the presidents. The ensemble includes Caroline Kashner, Brittany Martz, Chloe Mikala, Mary Myers, and Sarah Anne Sillers.
“It’s a madcap sprint through American history with lots of laughs and ‘did you know’ moments,” said Director Megan Behm, “but I also think it does a brilliant job of reminding us of hardships we have survived while providing some much-needed levity about American politics.”
“45 Plays for 45 Presidents” is the second of a pair of plays about The Presidency in NextStop’s 2017/18 season. The darkly sardonic Sondheim musical “Assassins” was performed in the Fall. A faith-based pairing with the sensation “Godspell” and the irreverent comedy “Bad Jews” finishes the season in March and May respectively.
In addition to Behm, the production team of “45 Plays” includes Scenic Designer Daniel Hobbs, Sound Designer Reid May, Lighting/Projections Designer Brian Cox, Costume Designer Alison Samantha Johnson, Stage Manager Eileen Goodrich, Assistant Stage Manager Lynda Bruce, and Master Electrician Jonathan Abolins.
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.
About NextStop Theatre Company:
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 following valued donors: 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, and “45 Plays” is made possible by Griffin-Owens Insurance Group.