Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Ninth Annual Page-to-Stage Festival 2010

The Ninth Annual
Page-to-Stage Festival 2010

The Page-to-Stage festival is made possible by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

September 4–6 (Saturday–Monday)
2 p.m.-10 p.m. each day
Venues throughout the Kennedy Center
FREE! No tickets required, limited seating available.

The Kennedy Center hosts its ninth annual Page-to-Stage festival, featuring more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies. This three-day event offers free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers.

Don't miss your chance for a first look at outstanding works for upcoming season premieres!

Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
General admission seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior to each event.
Programs, artists, and schedules are subject to change without notice.
No free parking for free events.

White Noise
White Noise, Tom Block's first play, will have a reading at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, September 5, as part of the "Page to Stage Festival."  The reading will take place in the South Atrium Foyer at 7 pm, free and open to the public.

White Noise by Tom Block follows Tim, an African American painter, as he struggles with inner demons, an increasingly bizarre exterior reality, and a scantily clad Simone Weil, a historical figure that metastasizes as a figment of his own imagination. Having abandoned true faith, Tim grasps for "faith in faith" and in the end finds dubious consolation, alone in a bathroom.

This play will be produced in February, 2011 at the Burke Theater on 7th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C., by Stroyka Theater.


Metro will close five Red Line stations during the Labor Day Holiday weekend from 10 p.m., Friday, Sep. 3, to closing on Monday, Sep. 6, as the agency undertakes a major rehabilitation and rebuilding project to improve safety, comply with a recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and maintain service reliability and a state of good repair. The Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont Metrorail stations will be closed during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Sep. 7, at 5 a.m. Metro will operate free shuttle bus service between the Fort Totten and Glenmont Metrorail stations. Please click here to read Metro's press release about the Labor Day Weekend closures.

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