Theater of the First Amendment to Perform at First Fridays at Old Town Hall

Posted: April 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s professional theater in residence, Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), returns with First Fridays at Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. TFA will present a series of staged readings of the many plays that will be part of the Mason Festival of the Arts in June.

This salon-like event is part of the Spotlight on the Arts celebration ongoing in the City of Fairfax. All attending are encouraged to socialize over wine and cheese. It is free and open to the public.

The evening will begin with selections from “Two-Bit Taj Mahal” by Paul D’Andrea and “Mariela in the Desert” by Karen Zacarías, both of which will receive full productions in Mason’s Festival of the Arts. D’Andrea and Zacarías are both local playwrights, and D’Andrea is a Mason Robinson Professor and TFA co-founder.

In addition, TFA will present excerpts from the plays selected for the First Light Development Program, including “The Death of the Fourth Estate” by Kerry Gildea and “Dirty Pictures” by D.W. Gregory. Winning plays from TFA’s Playwriting Competition and Mentorship Program will be represented with “Boxes” by Sarah Congress, a student from Hayfield High School, and “” by Mason student John Touhy.

For more information, contact TFA Managing Director Kevin Murray at 703-993-2195 or

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