Enthralling Theater (2016-17 Season)

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Aquila Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

  • September 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mistaken identity, espionage, and deceptions take center stage in Shakespeare's famous comedy. This classic farce is a tale of matchmaking and romantic mischief. When the soldier Claudio returns from war to his fiancé Hero, the two conspire to set up the sharp-witted and belligerent Benedict and Beatrice. Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's last comedies and is considered one of his crowning masterpieces. For their 25th Anniversary season, Aquila Theatre tackles this classic romantic comedy with their signature physicality and remarkable dramatization. This festive play, full of combative wit and melodrama, will leave you rolling in the aisles.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Sep 30, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Aquila Theatre: Murder on the Nile

By Agatha Christie

  • January 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall Cultural Passport Program Event

Set during World War II at the BBC Home Service studios in London, Aquila Theatre’s production features members of a theater troupe preparing for a live radio broadcast of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile when yet another air raid threatens the performance. Air raid sirens were a regular occurrence in London during this time as Great Britain was on constant alert to bombings by Germany. Yet somehow, the show goes on and the story unfolds. Famous heiress Kay Ridgeway boards a honeymoon cruise with her penniless new husband, and it's inevitable that foul play will follow. The passenger list on this treacherous journey includes a spurned lover, a protective uncle, a troubled doctor and a slew of other colorful characters, as well as the world-famous investigator Hercule Poirot, who must call on all of his intuition and investigative skills to solve this baffling mystery. This deliciously dangerous murder mystery is one of Dame Christie's most popular tales. For Britain's foremost mystery author, whenever class, wealth, and reputation are on the line, a murder or two cannot be far behind!

Known for its breathtaking interpretations of theatrical classics, Aquila Theatre brings its signature style of thrilling physicality and stunning design to this gripping play. Book a one-way ticket on this Nile cruse and see if you can figure out "whodunit!"

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Aquila Theatre will also perform Murder on the Nile at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas on January 21 at 8:00 pm. Learn more.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Jan 22, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

Walnut Street Theatre: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

By Neil Simon

  • February 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

In the heat of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, one middle-aged married man sets off to celebrate the decade of free love... before it's too late! Overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman attempts to covertly set up trysts with three potential lovers. Mishaps and hilarity follows as Barney starts to rediscover his humanity and to learn what is actually missing in his life. The king of modern comedic theater, Neil Simon, delivers a hilarious romp through the perils of middle-aged angst. Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theater, brings their national reputation and unique artistic vision to this wonderful new production. Bring tissues because this hysterical comedy will leave you crying with laughter!

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, "As the Walnut Street Theatre’s blisteringly funny production proves, the only thing that hasn’t changed in 50 years is the hilarious failure rate of beta schmucks and their female counterparts left and looked over by the sexual marketplace." Read the review.

This performance will have captioning via supertitles. 

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Feb 12, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID

L.A. Theatre Works: Judgment at Nuremberg

By Abby Mann

  • April 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

In this gripping radio-style production, the boundaries of justice and compassion are stretched, as Nazi war criminals are forced to face judgments for their roles in the atrocities of the Holocaust. As the world observes the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works applies its signature style to this famous work by Abby Mann. Based on the Academy Award-winning movie, this is a dramatized version of one of the Nuremburg Trials, where an international tribunal sought to bring to justice Nazis who were guilty of crimes against humanity. Often, American judges struggled to determine the culpability of those who were following orders. Actors transport us to the 1940s as the world searches for justice and meaning in the face of tragedy. Join us for this unforgettable theatrical event.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Apr 23, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$44, $37, $26. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID