Theater of the First Amendment Hosts Fall for the Book Events, First Fridays at Old Town Hall

Posted: September 5, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), George Mason’s professional equity theater company, will sponsor two programs during the Fall for the Book festival and continue its First Fridays at Old Town Hall this fall. All events are free.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m., Fairfax Campus, Harris Theater

TFA presents Words at Night, staged readings of literary works by new professors in Mason’s MFA Program in Creative Writing: Courtney Brkic, Kyoko Mori and Sally Keith. Visit www.fallforthebook.org for the latest schedule information and updates.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Fairfax Campus, Center for the Arts Concert Hall

TFA Artistic Director Rick Davis will moderate a panel discussion focusing on the Arena Stage archives and the evolution of new work for the American theater. The program will feature a group of distinguished playwrights scheduled to include Heather McDonald, Mary Hall Surface, Paul D’Andrea, Karen Zacarías and one of America’s most senior dramaturgs, Arena Stage’s Mark Bly. Selected readings of scenes along with lively discussion and audience interaction should make this an exciting evening. Visit www.fallforthebook.org for the latest schedule information and updates.

Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax

TFA’s First Fridays at Old Town Hall presents “The Patient Stone” by Sadeq Hedayat, adapted for the stage by Amin Neshati and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati. Join us as we present a reading of this new work-in-progress. Bring the kids!

Trapped in a world of riches and haunted by solitude, Fatemeh strives to save her beloved, Javanmard. But when he rises from a mysterious slumber, will the young man distinguish true love from treachery? This Persian folktale, as retold by one of Iran’s leading 20th-century writers, recalls the darker tales of the Brothers Grimm and centers on themes of sacrifice, purity of heart and personal destiny.

For more information, contact TFA at 703-993-2195 or kmurra3@gmu.edu.

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