1st Stage Kicks Off the 2024-2025 Season with The Logan Festival of Solo Performance!

1st Stage Art & Culture

1st Stage is thrilled to kick off the 2024-2025 season with the Logan Festival of Solo Performance, running from July 18-28, 2024.

This innovative festival, acclaimed in The Washington Post with “three plays prove the power of one,” will gather celebrated solo performers from across the country for two weeks of performances, workshops, discussions, and events. 

The 2024 festival will feature three dynamic productions:

Fly Me to the Sun

Written and Performed by Brian Quijada
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell

Following a tragedy in El Salvador, Abuela Julia moves in with her family in a Chicago suburb. Her grandson, BQ, learns about America through his grandmother’s eyes while also teaching her to enjoy simple pleasures. Told in the style of a late-night talk show with Julia as a special guest (in the form of a puppet), Quijada weaves a beautiful story about the moments that move us and what calls us home. 

Too Fat for China

Written and Performed by Phoebe Potts

The story follows Phoebe Potts, a self-described comic storyteller and professional Jew, as she tries, fails and eventually succeeds to adopt a baby.  After a US adoption goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle-class white lady in the business of adopting babies in the US and internationally. Potts’ tragi-comic journey is about looking for more— more love, more life and more family and will do anything to get it, including having her morals and values fold in on themselves.


Written and Performed by Manuel Oliver
Co-Written by James Clements
Directed by Michael Cotey

What do you do when you lose a son? Take it from Manuel Oliver, the father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, you have to do what you do best. Fearless, funny, and pulling zero punches, GUAC is a one-man tour-de-force theatrical experience about a father turned activist, his undying love for his son, and the story of an immigrant family in search of the American Dream only instead to be confronted by a uniquely American Nightmare.

The Logan Festival of Solo Performance will run July 18-28 with performances of each show as follows:

Fly Me to the Sun
  • Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 20 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 21 at 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 27 at 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 28 at 8:00pm
Too Fat for China
  • Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 20 at 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 21 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 27 at 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 28 at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, July 20 at 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 21 at 5:00pm
  • Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 27 at 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 28 at 5:00pm

Please email the box office at boxoffice@1ststage.org for reservations.

General admission tickets are $20 per show and $10 per show for Students with valid ID. Individual tickets can be purchased online at www.1stStage.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 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.