Press Release: Traveling Players Performs a Festival of Three Classical Comedies

Traveling Players Ensemble
For Immediate Release
Jeanne Harrison
Traveling Players Performs a Festival of Three Classical Comedies

Friday, July 13 at 4:30 pm
The Madeira School
McLean, Virginia
$10 tickets available at the door

After weeks of learning classical theatre, practicing movement and vocalizing, and roasting s’mores over the fire, Traveling Players’ youth ensembles will present a festival of three classical plays on July 13, 2018.

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The schedule for the full day is:
4:30 – 6:45 Bourgeois Gentleman and Sganarelle
6:45 – 7:30 Break for Dinner (picnicking is welcome)
7:30 – 9:00 Love’s Labour’s Lost

The performances will be held in Madeira’s Chapel Auditorium.

The festival is the final stop on a performance tour by each ensemble, and features a trio of classic plays.

Moliere’s The Bourgeois Gentleman and Sganarelle feature headstrong husbands, sensible wives, jealous lovers, crafty valets, dancing weirdos, sword fights, disguises, and loads of slapstick comedy.

In Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, the king and his friends swear not to speak to women – right when the Princess of France arrives at court. Can the young men pursue their newfound loves without violating their vows… and will the women respect them if they do? Fake Russians, flamboyant Spaniards, thwarted lovers, and glorious word play populate one of Shakespeare’s most dazzling comedies.

Traveling Players Ensemble’s mission is to bring great theatre into the great outdoors. To do this, they offer summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students, where they learn to practice their craft with the barest of props, directed by experienced theatre professionals. They also spend most of their time outdoors, even camping out once a week.

The combination of expert training and outdoor settings creates an experience for the campers that is unique in the world of theatre programs.

The camp still has a few select openings in its programs which continue through the summer, including camps in August.

Traveling Players is in residence at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, where they will host a second festival on Friday, August 10. Also at the Madeira School, on August 3, Traveling Players’ most experienced performers will perform Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, alongside some of our youngest performers in two adaptations of myths by playwright Judith Walsh White, Monkey King and Ariadne’s Thread.

Founded in 2003, Traveling Players has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Colonial Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, Reston’s Multicultural Festival, and the International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap. Traveling Players Ensemble was selected as one of 25 model summer arts programs by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Traveling Players is supported in part by the Art Council of Fairfax County, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Traveling Players Ensemble
P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA 220066