Theatre In The Park Makes Its Reston Town Center Debut

Theatre In The Park Makes Its Reston Town Center Debut

Outdoor theatre comes to Reston this spring. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is reimagined by NextStop Theatre and presented by Reston Community Center and Reston Town Center Association in Reston Town Square Park on April 29, 30 and May 1 at 7:00 p.m. This production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and hilarious comedies, with a contemporary spin, will be Reston’s first-ever professional Theatre in the Park event.

The shows will take place on a stage especially designed for the production and are free and open to all ages. There are no rain dates.

“NextStop Theatre is beyond excited to be collaborating with Reston Town Center Association and Reston Community Center on A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” said NextStop Theatre Producing Director Evan Hoffmann. “Together we are going to create a beautiful, magical, and incredibly unique experience that will remind everyone why community and great art go hand in hand.”

Theatre in the Park will join this year’s lineup of exciting, diverse and free outdoor performing arts events at Reston Town Center, including Thursdays with the Arts at Mason (Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. beginning May 26) Family Fun Entertainment Series (Saturdays, 10:45 a.m. beginning June 18), the new Darden and Friends jazz series (Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. beginning September 8) and Sunday Art in the Park with Shenandoah Conservatory (Sundays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. beginning June 12). Reston Community Center teams with Reston Town Center Association to fill summers with the magic of the arts.

“RCC believes wholeheartedly in the power of collaboration to create memorable arts experiences for our community,” said RCC Executive Director Leila Gordon. “We believe that combining the talents of NextStop Theatre with the beauty of Reston Town Square Park is a perfect example of how that synergy can deliver another delightful arts appointment on our spring calendars.”

Robert Goudie, executive director of Reston Town Center Association, notes, “Adding Theatre in the Park to the RTCA cultural calendar is something our Board has wanted to do for some time. To be able to deliver this with such strong partners in Reston Community Center and NextStop Theatre ensures this will be done right, will be world class, and will be a real thrill for the community.”

About Reston Community Center

Each year, RCC offers positive self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit or call 703-476-4500.

About NextStop Theatre

NextStop Theatre Company is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to producing theatrical performances and educational programs that are uniquely ambitious, intimate and accessible both to and in the Northern Virginia/Dulles Corridor community. NextStop produces high-quality productions and programs that have fostered a continually expanding audience base, an ever-deepening pool of artists, and numerous awards and accolades from both critics and colleagues. More information:

About Reston Town Center Association

The Association provides services and benefits to property owners in RTCA, the Reston community, and the Northern Virginia area. Its mission is to maintain a vibrant and viable downtown for the benefit of residents, employees, and visitors. Town Center was designed and is being developed according to the principles of what is now called smart growth and new urbanism: high-density; compact; mixed use; and transit-oriented with parks and open space adjacent to downtown. A major part of the RTCA mission is to support a variety of public arts, social and civic events. More information:

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website at Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191.  Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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