"Syncopation" -- the solo show / by Carolyn Wright


Will I sound like a beauty show contestant if I say that I’m so honored and excited to have a solo show at 1st Stage? Well, if it does, so be it.  I am!  So here is what that really means:

A vibrant theater in a intimate setting, 1st Stage uses a portion of its space as an art gallery.  Art show dates coordinate with the theater productions.  “Syncopation”, will hang during the run of “My Name is Asher Lev” (adapted from one of my favorite novels by Chaim Potok)

To see “Syncopation”, you may:

1.    Come to the opening reception on November 19, from 5 to 7 pm.   I’ll be there and would love to talk with you about the art! No ticket required.

2.    Attend a performance of “My Name is Asher Lev”, described as “a humorous and compelling journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise…” (1st Stage).  You will have time to enjoy the art show at the same time.

3.    Make an appointment to stop by between 10:30 and 6:00 on a weekday by calling (703-854-1856) or emailing (emilywall@1ststagetysons.org) ahead of time. The staff would be happy to have you visit!

The theater is located off of Spring Hill Road in a sort-of-warehouse area called the Spring Hill Business Center that includes Dogtopia, a doggy day care.  While there is a sign for 1st Stage on Spring Hill Rd, along with those of number of other businesses, the theater itself is not visible from the street.  Drive into the parking lot; the theater is just beyond Dogtopia.

Hope you take the opportunity to enjoy the show!