The Upper School of Flint Hill School will be presenting a variety of productions this school year. The line-up begins on Nov. 1-2 with performances of the play, "Reckless." Written by Craig Lucas, the play is an absurd, dark, and inventive comedy about a young woman cast into a world of strange encounters.
The upper school talent show returns Feb. 21-22.
For the first time in several years, the spring production will be a musical, as yet to be announced. Show dates are May 2-3 and 9-10. The musical coincides with the inaugural year of the upper school instrumental music program. All performances will be at the Olson Theater on the east campus, 10409 Academic Drive, in Oakton. Show times are 7:30 p.m.
The Upper School theater department of Flint Hill School has chosen the play, "Reckless," for its fall theater production. Written by Craig Lucas, the play is a dark comedy filled with bizarre characters and events. The play's theater-of-the-absurd style fractures narrative, language and characterization while commenting on modern life-as-a television-show mentality.
The play revolves around Rachel, a young wife and mother. Her journey begins when she jumps out her window into the snow to escape a would-be hit man. Her surrealistic encounters include: taking refuge with a most unusual couple, winning $100,000 on a game show, running from the police, and finally, becoming a therapist who counsels a young man whom she doesn't recognize as her own son.
Rachel Strain plays the lead role in the production. The cast includes: Derek Kravitz, Brad Miller, Helen Rabinovitch, Mohammed Darvishi, Aliya Robbins, C.C. Guinot, Chris Beyer, Marie Purkert, Erik Magnusson-Odestierna, Kyle Amey, Mary Pilger, Justin Bree, Kate Smith-Morse, and Kyle Kubin. The stage managers are Lyn Moore and Julia Korzeniewski. The director is Carlo Grossman.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 for Flint Hill School families and $5 for general admission. The show is recommended for ages 12 and up. The Olson Theater is located on the east campus at 10409 Academic Drive in Oakton. Call 703-584-2411 for more information.