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Review: ‘Disgraced’ at NextStop Theatre Company

What a combustible evening at NextStop’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Under Thembi Duncan’s adroit direction and with fascinating casting, this in-your-face drama aims to stimulate, challenge, and yes, even chafe audiences. And does it ever. It is right for these messy times in America. There is nothing timid about Duncan’s […]

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Review: ‘Balloonacy’ at NextStopTheatre Company

NextStop Theatre Company has been producing theatre for young audiences for almost 30 years. Their most recent show is a sweet and enjoyable story called Balloonacy from Playwright Barry Kornhauser. Amy Baskra, and Jaclyn Young co-directed the piece, with design by Evan Hoffman, and Max Frost as the production Stage Manager. An old woman, played by […]

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2016 ‘Page-to-Stage’ Schedule for September 3-5, 2016 at The Kennedy Center

The 15th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Schedule Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR-UPDATED 8/19/16 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 11 AM–12:20 PM ISRAELI LOUNGE Ally Theatre Company: Clover, written by Laura Rocklyn and Ty Hallmark, directed by Ty Hallmark. Gilded Age–era Washington socialite Clover Adams strives to remain calm while coping with […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘No Spring Chicken’ at NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop Theatre Company’s contribution to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival is the extraordinary No Spring Chicken, written and performed by Ginna Hoben and directed by Sullivan Canaday White. This one-woman show follows the spunky, type A protagonist on her journey to motherhood. Deftly navigating unhelpful insurance agents, doubting doctors, tongue-twisting medical terms, and even Mother Nature herself, […]

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‘The 39 Steps’ at NextStop Theatre Company by Terry Byrne

Live theater is thrilling. How better, then, to celebrate the remaking of the volunteer-sown Elden Street Players into a major professional troupe than with a remake of a film from thrill master Alfred Hitchcock? Hmm, not what you might have thought? Fasten your seatbelts. The 39 Steps (1935) was one of the more ludicrous capers in […]

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‘Reaching the NextStop’ Part 2: NextStop Theatre Company’s First Season Season Schedule by Evan Hoffmann

I am pleased to announce the first professional season for NextStop Theatre Company. We have developed an exciting season that is focused on the idea of re-imagining ‘possible’ – Unorthodox approaches to classic stories and ambitious challenges to the limitations of our intimate style of storytelling. This season will test every preconceived notion about who we […]

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‘Are You Ready To Get ‘Naked’?’ by Rachael Murray

What is Naked Theatre Company? Let’s be clear: Naked Theatre Company is not a Vegas-style burlesque show, a theatre of nudists, an organic juice performance art collective, or a thinly-veiled live pornography exhibit. We mean “naked” as in, “transparent.” So what does that mean to us? We want to enable audiences to see all the […]

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‘Reaching the NextStop’ Part 1: An Introduction by Evan Hoffmann

My name is Evan Hoffmann. I am the newly appointed Producing Artistic Director of  Elden Street Players, soon to be rechristened the NextStop Theatre Company. Elden Street Players is a twenty-five year old community theatre based in Herndon, Virginia and is currently in the process of transitioning from an all-volunteer theatre company to the newest member […]

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