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Art Doesn’t Lie – People Lie

Reston Community Players’ New Play Project presents world premiere of ‘Fake’ June 15-16.

A rehearsal of ‘Fake’ by Reston Community Players New Play Project with cast members Gay Freese, Dan Beckhard, Phillip Archery, Rich Claar, and Amy Treat.

A rehearsal of ‘Fake’ by Reston Community Players New Play Project with cast members Gay Freese, Dan Beckhard, Phillip Archery, Rich Claar, and Amy Treat. Photo courtesy of Reston Community Players

Reston Community Players New Play Projects presents the world premiere of the fully staged play "Fake" by Jim Gordon on June 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. at the CenterStage Theatre in the Reston Community Center. Tickets for general public are $20 for adults and $17 for seniors and students. Reston Community Players subscribers’ prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase, by phone at 703-476-4500 or in person at the CenterStage Box Office.

Directed by Hannah R. Archery and produced by Daryl Hoffman and Carol Watson, "Fake" tells the story of Fred Meyers (Dan Beckhard), an artist who is blacklisted from selling his art. Adding insult to injury, his ex-girlfriend, museum curator, Grace Barlow (Amy Treat), ditched him for the critic who had him blacklisted and Meyers’ current wife, Linda (Kathleen Kinsolving), has a boyfriend. So, Meyers is angry. When fake art turns up in Barlow’s museum, Barlow hires Helen Chisholm (Gaye Freese) to find out how $500,000 got into Meyers’ bank account. Meyers’ wife Linda is more concerned with getting the money and recruits her dimwit boyfriend, Mike (Samuel Sharp), to help. Meyers and Chisholm discover they share a troubled history and become romantically involved but their plan to reunite Chisholm with her daughter is threatened when complications arise. In addition to Beckhard, Kinsolving, Freese, Treat and Sharp, the cast also includes Richard Claar and Phillip M. Archery.

Where and When

Reston Community Players’ New Play Project "Fake" by Jim Gordon. Secrets and scandals in the world of high-priced art.

DATES: June 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.

WHERE: CenterStage Theatre in the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. in Reston.

ADMISSION: $12-20. Purchase tickets online at http://purchase.t..."> http://purchase.t..., by phone at 703-476-4500 or in person at the CenterStage Box Office.

INFO: http://www.reston...">www.restonplayers...

This production is the world premiere of "Fake," which has moved through three staged readings with the New Play Project and is the first NPP play to be fully staged at Reston Community Players. Playwright Gordon’s plays have won or been finalists in over 70 national and international competitions and many of his full-length and one-act plays have been published. His full-length play "Death Defying Acts," was recently published by Dramatic Publishing Company, followed by a second full-length, "The Revenge Plays." Gordon received the "Alan Minieri Award for Playwriting Excellence" from "The American Globe Theatre" in New York City. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Reston Community Players’ New Play Project offers a full developmental process to aspiring playwrights to gain feedback for their works. New Play Project audiences select some plays for second and third readings and possible full staging. The New Play Project will continue to present several new works in 2012. For more information about Reston Community Players’ New Play Project, see www.restonplayers.org or email restonnewplays@aol.com