Now Comes the Night Cast    
  Sun King Davis   Dylan Myers   Jaysen Wright


Now Comes the Night
September 17 – October 11, 2015

By E. M. Lewis
Directed by Alex Levy 

In this world premiere, American journalist Michael Après has been released after being held hostage for 18 months in Iraq. Michael’s close colleague and friend, however, begins to suspect that Michael isn’t free yet. An explosive television interview puts their friendship to the test as secrets, lies, and betrayals haunt both men. When one last opportunity to be a hero presents itself; they are determined to take it. But at what cost?  This world premiere production by award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis is 1st Stage’s exciting contribution to the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

Now Comes the Night
Post-Show Discussions:

Connecting the community through artwork, stories, and conversation. Join us for discussions surrounding the themes of our plays and the impact of these stories on the community beyond our walls.


The Chaos of Control
A discussion with Rev. Dr. Stephen Edmondson of St. Thomas' Episcopal and Farhanahz Ellis of the ADAMS Center

October 11, 2015
Following the 2pm performance

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Edmondson joins us again after leading a captivating talkback last spring. Joining him will be Farhanahz Ellis of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society. We'll discuss control (or the lack thereof) in Now Comes the Night and the resulting impact on truth and relationships. The panel will also discuss grand versus personal narratives and the discovery of truth possible through both.



Breaking News
A conversation with WUSA 9 reporter, Larry Miller

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Following the 2pm performance
Larry Miller, currently a commuting/traffic reporter for WUSA 9 and formerly a news anchor and reporter in both Alabama and Oregon will join us for a discussion about the relationship between the reporter and the news, the challenges of objective reporting, and corrupted stories such as the instance of the tragic shooting of a reporter and cameraman in southern Virginia in August.



In the Gallery

Figuratively Speaking
portraits and figures in watercolor and mixed media
by Deborah Conn

Deborah Conn is fascinated by people and patterns. Many of her figurative works include decorative elements, some incorporating papers she has marbled and painted by hand. She lives in Falls Church, where she offers classes in beginning watercolor, paper marbling, and watercolor monotypes.

This season, 1st Stage is excitingly partnering with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra to bring you

Serenades at 1st Stage

an evening of music and celebration. Join us on the 1st Sunday night of every production for a concert and conversation organized by the VCO.

Come and join us after the concert, meet the musicians, and enjoy a glass of champagne.


Serenades at 1st Stage performances:

Sunday, November 15
The Sunrise Quartet featuring Teri Lazar and Osman Kivrak from the VCO.

Click here for tickets and more information about the Virginia Chamber Orchestra

*Performances for Sunday, April 3, 2016 and Sunday, June 5, 2016, will be announced in January, 2016

About the Virginia Chamber Orchestra: The all-professional Virginia Chamber Orchestra (VCO), currently opening its 45th Anniversary Season, is known for imaginative and engaging performances. The VCO is continuing to showcase area musicians in creative and exciting Classical Music ensemble presentations at the 1st Stage Theater, the most acoustically balanced and intimate theater in Tysons.

(These concerts are in place of 1st Stage's 7pm performance on the FIRST SUNDAY ONLY)

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