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.


Opening Night Reception

Join us for a bite and a beverage with Now Comes the Night playwright E.M. Lewis at an Opening Night Reception held at Iris Lounge.

Celebrate the opening of 1st Stage's Eighth Season as well as our participation in the Women's Voice Theater Fesitval

Saturday, September 19
5:30pm-7:30pm.

Tickets include the reception held at Iris Lounge and a seat at the 8pm production of Now Comes The Night. Our neighbors at Iris Lounge will be serving up a delightful array of food and drink options to help us celebrate the occasion. Call 703-854-1856 with questions.

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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.

Women's Voices
Playwright E.M. Lewis
September 20, 2015
Following the 2pm performance

Join us on opening weekend to hear from award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis about her work on Now Comes The Night. Lewis, whose 2007 play Heads was named one of the Best of 2007 by the Los Angeles Times, will introduce our audience to her process, her characters, and the way she weaves her stories for captivated audiences. E.M. Lewis is producing her play with 1st Stage as part of the 2015 Women's Voices Theater Festival in the DC Metro area.

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Playing at War
Now Comes the Night Cast and Director Alex Levy
September 26, 2015
Following the 2pm performance

The incredibly talented and dedicated artists that ignite the story of Now Comes the Night on stage each weekend will sit down to discuss what it is to portray the ravages of war for an audience. As the first cast to ever perform this play, they'll discuss the unique process of telling a never-before-told story and how a world premiere process differs from any other process in the theater.

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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.

Artist reception Sunday, September 20, 5 – 7 p.m.


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