Recent Performances

Recent Performances

Fall 2022 Performances

King Stag

by Carlo Gozzi | Tickets: $15
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Young King Deramo’s greatest wish is to find a queen who will care for his kingdom as much as he does. There is only one problem – he’s too trusting! Desperate to find a solution he turns to a powerful magician, Norando, who offers a magical fix for his problems: a living statue whose smile can alert the king to lies and dishonesty. But magic comes at a cost. The magician’s second gift becomes a curse when it falls into the hands of the diabolical Prime Minister, Tartaglia, who uses the spell to impersonate the King, usurp his power, marry his betrothed, and turn the King himself into a stag! 

Alone and afraid, Deramo must find it within himself to trust others — and hope that the trust is returned so he can save his kingdom, his future queen, and himself.

Performance Dates:

  • September 24 at 8 pm
  • September 25 at 3 pm
  • October 1st at 8 pm
  • October 2nd at 3 pm

All performances will take place in our Studio in Tysons Corner Center.

Please Note:

  • Masks will be required for all audience members.
  • There will be the use of theatrical fog and minimal strobe effects.

Summer 2022 Performances

Join us all summer long in the Studio and on the Plaza at Tysons Corner Center!

Heracles!
By Judith Walsh White
July 8 in Traveling Players Studio
11 am | Ages 6+ | 30 min
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Heracles, or Hercules as you might know him, is a hero with all the strength of a god. Son of Zeus, cursed by Hera, Heracles must battle monsters, tame wild animals, and prove himself worthy against all odds. In this new play, Judith Walsh White gives kids the chance to explore the bravery inside themselves through the ancient myth of the man who slayed the multi-headed Hydra.

Tickets: $15
(Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not be available at the door.)

Persephone
By Judith Walsh White
July 29 in Traveling Players Studio
11 am | Ages 6+ | 30 min
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Demeter and her daughter Persephone live a life of eternal bliss on the sacred Earth. When the trickster Cupid shoots his Arrow at the head-over-heels Hades, Persephone is taken to the underworld. Soon the Earth suffers from her departure; famine, dust bowls, droughts. Can Hades win her love? Will mother reunite with daughter? And, most importantly, will the Earth retain her beauty? 

Tickets: $15
(Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not be available at the door.)

Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Touring July 29 – August 3
Ages 8 + | 2 hours, plus 15 min intermission

Twenty years ago, two pairs of identical twins were separated in a great storm. Now they are on a mission to reunite! But they must act quickly or their father will be executed for a heinous crime – being from Syracuse!

Chaos abounds as the two sets of twins dodge mistaken identities, weighty women, and the forces of the law in Shakespeare’s ludicrous four-way identity crisis!

Tour Schedule:

  • July 29, 7pm | Peaks of Otter Lodge | Bedford, VA
    • Performance will be moved to 8pm in the dining hall if it rains.
    • To reserve a room in Peaks of Otter Lodge, ask for Lauren at the front desk and let her know you’re coming to the show — she’ll get you a good room.
  • July 30, 7pm | Peaks of Otter Lodge | Bedford, VA
    • Performance will be moved to 8pm in the dining hall if it rains.
    • To reserve a room in Peaks of Otter Lodge, ask for Lauren at the front desk and let her know you’re coming to the show — she’ll get you a good room.
  • Aug. 1 | Private Performance | Winchester, VA
  • Aug. 1 | Private Performance | Winchester, VA
  • Aug. 3, 7 pm | Tysons Corner Center Plaza | Tysons, VA
    •  Free and open to the public!
    • Rain Tickets: $15 (If it rains, the performance will be moved indoors. Capacity is strictly limited, so buy Rain Tickets if you want to guarantee your chance to see the show during inclement weather. Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not available at the door.)
Festival of 3 Plays

July 14 & August 4 on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza

Free and open to the public!

Rain Tickets: $15
(If it rains, the performance will be moved indoors. Capacity is strictly limited, so buy Rain Tickets if you want to guarantee your chance to see the show during inclement weather. Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not available at the door.)

Sganarelle
by Moliere
4 pm | Ages 6+ | 45 min

A misplaced locket and an unexpected fainting fit lead to a hilarious mix-up of mistaken identities, miscommunications, and imagined betrayals that just might ruin two relationships!  

Will the young lovers be reunited?  Will husband and wife clear the air?  Maybe, but not without a duel or two.

King Stag
by Carlo Gozzi
5 pm | Ages 6 + | 45 min

A naive King’s search for love leads to disaster when his evil Prime Minister takes advantage of a magical gift to turn the King into a Stag! 

Now Angela, the King’s betrothed, must team up with wily servants, a cowardly soldier, and a talking parrot to save her love and the Kingdom!

Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
7pm | Ages 8+ | 75 min

When Valentine and Proteus visited Milan to broaden their horizons, they never expected that they would both fall in love with the same woman. 

Now, the beautiful Sylvia must contend with the two young admirers, her father’s disapproval of them, and Proteus’ old girlfriend — who has shown up, disguised as a man, of course! 

Raining? Performances scheduled for the Plaza will move indoors to our Studio. Capacity is strictly limited, so buy Rain Tickets if you want to guarantee your chance to see the show during inclement weather. Campers get 2 comps each. Limited availability; tickets may not available at the door.

For all performances in the Studio:

  • Required: Masks while in the Studio. (Acceptable masks: medical, N95 or KN95; cloth masks can be worn on top of these, but not instead of)
  • Exceptions: Our performances are not recommended for children under the age of 6.
  • Tickets will be required, as capacity in the Studio is strictly limited.
  • Thank you for your understanding and adherence to our policies.  Our Studio is small, and our performers and audience members are treasured members of our community.  We want to keep everyone safe.
  • More information about our rain plan available here.

Winter 2022 Performances

Join us for
t
he Original March Madness:

A Dionysian Festival of 3 Greek Plays!

Festival Schedule:

Performance Dates – March 12, 13, 19, 20

11 am – Ariadne’s Thread:
The Adventures of Theseus and the Minotaur
recommended for ages 6 and up; Run Time: 35 minutes

In this modern twist on the myth, Ariadne feels like she hasn’t lived up to her title of “Princess” until she manages to protect the life of her half-brother, the Minotaur. Follow Theseus on his quest to find his family — an adventure that is filled with danger, humor, and a heartwarming reaffirmation of the value of family.

3 pm The Odyssey
recommended for ages 8 and up; Run Time: 45 minutes

Set sail with Odysseus as he fights cyclops, sirens and Gods on his journey home to Ithaca. In an adaptation that focuses on both Penelope’s long wait and Odysseus’ ten-year voyage at sea, experience Homer’s epic tale of adventure, fate, and dignity in the face of unyielding obstacles.

7:30 pm – Hecuba
recommended for ages 12 and up; Run Time: 75 minutes

Betrayals, sacrifices, ghosts — a heap of bodies litter this unforgettable tale of the day after the Trojan War ends. In Euripides’ rarely-produced revenge tragedy, Queen Hecuba and the women of Troy have survived, but the impact of war lingers. Translated by the impeccable Kenneth McLeish.

*There will be a talk back with Peace Activist Barbara Wein after the March 12 performance of Hecuba

Fall 2021 Performances

The Blue Monster

SEPTEMBER 25 
1:30 PM

Reston Multicultural Festival

We perform on the Gallery Stage
The festival is at Lake Anne (not Hunter Mill, which your phone will default to)

Free!

September 26 
1:30 pm

The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center

Please bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

Free!

Summer 2021 Performances

Spring 2021 Performances

Join us for Traveling Players’ March Madness Festivalfeaturing the creative output of our Winter Performance Classes.

Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, please note that recordings of the performances will not be available after the festival! While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to tape the shows for you all, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to bring our community together again for a synchronous virtual event.

March Madness Festival - Sunday, March 21st

3:00 – 4:15:   Ozma of Oz

4:30 – 5:45:   Puffs

7:00 – 8:30:   Antigone

OZMA OF OZ
By Suzan zeder

Ozma of Oz is a contemporary original play woven into a timely new story. This modern fantasy explores the relationship between a now teenage Dorothy and her elderly Uncle Henry. Dorothy reluctantly accompanies her eccentric uncle on his life-long dream voyage to Australia. They argue during a violent storm and are both blown off the boat to Oz, a land where there is no time. Unwittingly, they activate Tic Toc and time begins in Oz. Their adventures lead them to Bill, a giant wisecracking chicken, the wacky Wheelers, the vain and vicious Langwidere and, finally, to the super strong, wonderfully wise Ozma. Ozma rescues Uncle Henry from the lapideous lair of the volcanic gnome king and teaches Dorothy to look beyond Uncle Henry’s outward signs of aging to recognize his true competence, energy and worth.  By award-winning playwright Suzan Zeder. 

Puffs,
or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
By Matt Cox

Puffs is a fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For “Potter”philiacs who are eager to revisit that world, Puffs exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry! This clever and inventive play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a passion for badgers! Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

By Matt Cox, Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

ANTIGONE
by Sophocles

Antigone’s older brothers kill each other in the civil war over who will rule Thebes. Creon, now king, has granted Antigone’s brother Eteocles, the rightful heir, all burial rites while leaving Polynices’ body to rot in the sun, unburied and not honored. Anyone who attempts to bury him will be punished by death. Fully aware of the consequences, Antigone buries Polynices and is brought before Creon as a prisoner. Will Creon overlook the actions of his niece, who happens to be engaged to his son Haemon? Will Antigone’s sister Ismene join with her sister against Creon? Will anyone in Oedipus’ family line ever live a normal life? This modern adaptation makes this ancient tale fresh, Sophocles’ characters relatable, and the struggle to understand the meaning of life urgent. Recommended for ages 12 and older.