1st Stage Extends How The Light Gets In, By Popular Demand Until March 26

1st Stage Art & Culture

1st Stage is delighted to announce How the Light Gets In, written by E.M. Lewis and directed by Alex Levy has been extended through March 26.

From the co-writer of the breakout hit Duck Harbor comes an uplifting story of connection and healing. Set against the backdrop of a peaceful Japanese garden, this beautifully touching story centers around four very different people who build a community of love and hope. “[The] parallel, between a person and something we treasure, is what makes this play so special.” – StageRaw

How the Light Gets In stars Joel Ashur, Tonya Beckman, Madeleine Regina, and Jacob Yeh. The show features scenic design by Kathryn Kawecki, lighting design by Helen Garcia-Alton, sound design by Gordon Nimmo Smith, prop design by Cindy Landrum Jacobs, and costume design by Debra Kim Sivigny.

How the Light Gets In will now run at 1st Stage through March 26 with show times as follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

General admission tickets are $50. Senior (65+) tickets are $47. Student, educator, and military tickets are $15. The first 20 tickets sold for every performance will cost only $20. Thursday evening tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased online at www.1ststage.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856.

The run time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Captions and audio description will be offered for select performances. Check www.1stStage.org for the schedule.

1st Stage is dedicated to the health and safety of its patrons, performers, and participants, and is enacting recommended safety measures to ensure that the theatre can remain a comfortable place for our community. All patrons, volunteers, and staff are required to wear masks in the theatre.

Coming next to 1st Stage

From April 20- May 7, 2023, 1st Stage will present Mojada, by Luis Alfaro, directed by Elena Velasco. Alfaro takes the chilling ancient Greek tale of Medea and re-imagines it in a Los Angeles Mexican-American immigrant community. After sacrificing nearly everything to begin this new life, Medea and her family weigh their love for each other against their drive to succeed. Mojada is an intense and passionate play, full of romantic fervor, magical realism, and a tense, gripping sense of foreboding that drives the characters ever forward towards more and more irreversible acts of love and violence.

How the Light Gets In
by E.M Lewis
directed by Alex Levy

March 2-26, 2023
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2 and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road
Tysons, VA 22102

$50 general admission
$47 seniors (65+)
$15 students, educators, and military.

Purchase online at www.1ststage.org or 703-854-1856.

About 1st Stage

1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Winner of Outstanding Production for the past two seasons (The Brothers Size and Fly By Night), 1st Stage was nominated for 7 Helen Hayes Awards in 2023. Other awards include the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company award. Additionally, 1st Stage is a renewed member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy class of 2022-2023. In September 2016, The Wall Street Journal called 1st Stage “one of America’s most impressive smaller regional companies.” For more information, visit 1st Stage online at www.1ststage.org or follow the theatre on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Pictured at top: (l-r) Tonya Beckman and Jacob Yeh in How the Light Gets In by E.M. Lewis, directed by Alex Levy. Photo by Cameron Whitman Photography.