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November 24, 2008
Contact: Press & Media Relations Coordinator (703-993-8794)

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a Holiday Pageant

featuring music and dance

by “Doc” Nix and Adriane Fang,

And TFA’s professional actors reading from the

“Fairfax Shepherds’ Mystery Play!”


FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 19, 2008Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), George Mason University’s professional theater company, joins forces with Mason Pep Band leader Michael Doc Nix" Nickens and Mason choreographer Adriane Fang to bring a holiday blend of theater, music and dance to Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax as a part of  “First Fridays at Old Town Hall” on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. This festive performance will feature a combination of interpretive dance, improvisational jazz tuba and spoken word performance. All of this will be punctuated by scenes from a new adaptation of the age-old English mystery plays, but with a modern twist, as it tells the tale of two bumbling shepherds stumbling into Bethlehem on a special night.

As TFA’s holiday gift to the community, this event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a holiday reception. Reservations are not necessary. In addition, Silpada Jewelry will be for sale at the event starting at 6:30 p.m. for holiday shopping. Proceeds will benefit TFA.

TFA and Doc Nix will join forces again in June 2009 for the Mason Summer Festival on Mason’s Fairfax campus. Details will be online starting in January at

Old Town Hall is located at 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, at the corner of University Drive and Main Street. Ample free parking is available nearby.

For more information about this event, call 703-993-2195 or email

This program is made possible by generous grants from the

 City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts and the Arts Council of Fairfax County.


Theater of the First Amendment

In celebration of truly free speech, TFA’s mission is to provide playwrights the resources to explore and create new work, and to provide audiences the opportunity to experience thought-provoking plays. Our motto is “We entertain ideas.” TFA was founded in 1990 as the resident professional theater for George Mason University. To date, TFA has produced 40 plays (most of which have been world premieres) and 5 play festivals. The Helen Hayes Awards have nominated TFA’s work 37 times and have bestowed 12 awards on our work.

About George Mason University

George Mason University, located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor near Washington, D.C., is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, biotechnology and health care, Mason prepares its students to succeed in the work force and meet the needs of the region and the world. Mason professors conduct groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, climate change, information technology and the biosciences, and Mason’s Center for the Arts brings world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Its School of Law is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 35 law schools in the United States.