1st Stage Announces The Chosen, Based on the Beloved Novel By Chaim Potok

Following a twice-extended run of My Name is Asher Lev in 2016— making it the most successful production in 1st Stage’s history— 1st Stage brings another Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok adaptation to the region. Adapted from the well-loved novel, this critically acclaimed play takes us on a journey with two young Jewish boys as they navigate […]

1st Stage Announces The Last Match, A High-Stakes Sports Drama

Played out under the bright lights of the U.S. Open Semifinals, The Last Match pits rising Russian star, Sergei Sergeyev against American great, Tim Porter in an epic showdown that follows two tennis titans through pivotal moments in their lives both on-and-off the court. This deep and intimate exploration of humanity and motivation serves as […]

Creative Cauldron Opens 2022-23 Season with World Premiere of Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Creative Cauldron’s twenty-year anniversary and 2022-23 Season, its first producing entirely original works, begins with a World Premiere musical: Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Created and directed by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, of Creative Cauldron’s “Bold New Works for Intimate Stages” series, Ichabod blends humor, enchanting music, and fully realized characters with the classic suspense of Washington Irving’s The […]

1st Stage Extends Critically Acclaimed Mlima’s Tale Through October 9

1st Stage is delighted to announce the extension of Mlima’s Tale, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by José Carrasquillo.  This remarkable regional premiere and Pulitzer Prize winner will now run through October 9.  MacArthur Genius Grant winner, Nottage gives us the story of Mlima, an elderly “big tusker” elephant from a protected reserve in Kenya. […]

1st Stage is Excited to Announce the 2022 Logan Festival of Solo Performance

The Logan Festival of Solo Performance, presented with generous support from the Revada Foundation, will run at 1st Stage from July 28 – August 7, 2022. This innovative festival, acclaimed in The Washington Post with “three plays prove the power of one,” will gather celebrated solo performers from across the country for two-weeks of performances, workshops, discussions, […]

1st Stage Announces the World Premiere of Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee

Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee is a delightfully kooky, innovative production, sure to take you to a magical world far below our own. A splash of the ‘Muppet Show’, ‘The Tonight Show’, ‘Pee Wee’s Playhouse’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, blended with a touch of macabre (á la Tim Burton), this vibrant and unique theatrical […]

1st Stage Extends the Run of Critically Acclaimed The Mamalogues

1st Stage is delighted to announce thatThe Mamalogues will now run through May 15.  In this satirical comedy, three friends share the joys, challenges, and anxieties of being middle class single Black mothers in predominantly white suburbs. The story celebrates motherhood and community while exploring racial profiling on the playground and supporting your kid who is […]

1st Stage is Excited to Announce the 2022 Logan Festival of Solo Performance

1st Stage is delighted to announce our next season of brilliant and innovative performances.  The Logan Festival of Solo Performances The Logan Festival of Solo Performances will run between July 28, 2022 and August 7, 2022. Specific shows and dates are to be announced!  Mlima’s Tale, by Lynn Nottage September 15, 2022 – October 2, 2022  […]