Date(s) - 09/24/2016
Lake Anne Village Center
Saturday, September 24
Lake Anne Village Center, Reston, VA
Free and Open to the Public
Reston, VA – Traveling Players Ensemble proudly announces its upcoming production of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, representing France at the Reston Multicultural Festival at the Reston Community Center at the Lake Anne Village Center.
This is the eleventh year in a row that Traveling Players Ensemble has been selected to participate in the Reston Multicultural Festival, a celebration of the diversity and welcoming community spirit that is found in Reston.
This free annual event brings together the rich medly of cultures through music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world that is Reston. For more information, visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/MulticulturalFestival.shtml.
Traveling Players Ensemble’s mission is to bring great theatre into the great outdoors. To do this, they offer summer camps for elementary through high school students, who practice their craft under the direction of experienced theatre professionals, and then take their shows on the road to perform at parks, camps, and schools throughout the region.
Founded in 2003, Traveling Players Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Colonial Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, Reston’s Multicultural Festival, and the International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap. Traveling Players Ensemble has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by being selected as one of 25 of the nation’s “Summer School in the Arts.” The company has also been honored as one of the best non-profit organizations in the Greater Washington area by the 2015/16 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
The Misanthrope follows the adventures of the titular cynic Alceste, who, despite being an unconventional realist in French society, cannot help but fall in love with the young and beautiful Celimene. However, she is also being courted by several other men at the same time! Will Alceste be able to win her heart and also begin to see the good in people?
The performance is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.
The play features the talents of Rebecca Conner (Fairfax Station, VA), Ethan Corbin (Bethesda, MD), Kassi Elliott (Sterling, VA), Krutika Joshi (Vienna, VA), Mimi Lemar (Potomac, MD), Karina Morey (Fairfax Station, VA), Emma Sebastian (Sterling, VA), Dash Tischler (Silver Spring, MD), Allen Tousi (Potomac, MD), Alexander Vann (McLean, VA), Paul Weaver (Falls Church, VA), and Catherine Zolandz (Arlington, VA).
Traveling Players also offers weekend acting classes for ages 8-18. Upcoming classes include Acting & Improvisation (grades 4-6), Scene Study & Acting Technique (grades 7-9), and Monologues & Audition Technique (grade 10-12). Classes run from Saturday, October 1st to Saturday, December 10th, and are taught in McLean, Virginia. Several one-day intensives are also available. Need-based scholarships are available for all programs.
For more information, visit www.travelingplayers.org or call 703-987-1712.