Lubber Run Amphitheater – Spotlight Series
Lubber Run Spotlight Series
All-Weekend Residencies Celebrating Arlington’s Resident Ensembles!
With innovation and resilience, Arlington’s resident ensembles met the unprecedented challenges of 2020. Pivoting entirely to online activations, their offerings ranged from movement classes offered for teleworking parents and their suddenly home-bound kids, to live-streaming presentations that won acclaim from the critics. Celebrate the return to ‘normal’ with this special series, spotlighting several of Arlington’s treasured resident performing arts ensembles.
The series will run Friday, September 10 through Friday, October 1.
Looking for the Lubber Run Summer Concert Series? Read more about the summer series that runs through August 15, 2021.
2021 Lubber Run Spotlight Series Schedule
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Synetic Theater – Sept 10-11
Fri, Sept 10 at 7:30pm, Sat, Sept 11 at 7:30pm
Directed by Irina Tsikurishvili
Adapted by Mandi Lee
Cast: Irene Hamilton, Usman Ali Ishaq, Josh Lucas, Ana Tsikurishvili, Vato Tsikurishvili
In honor of their 20th Anniversary, Synetic has developed a brand new show featuring favorite moments from their Wordless Shakespeare Series. Watch an incredible cast of 6 actors take on 34 roles from 10 plays in just 60 minutes! More
The Miraculous Magical Balloon
Sat, Sept 11 at 11am
Directed by Irina Tsikurishvili
Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and dazzling choreography, “The Miraculous Magical Balloon” tells a story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk, full of toys, tricks, and surprises. More
Sun, Sept 12 at 4pm
The Arlington Philharmonic invites families and well-behaved dogs to “Pops for Pets”. Music director and conductor Scott Wood will present an uplifting and kid-friendly repertoire including patriotic music, popular music, movie themes, and at least one classical selection. More
Fri, Sept 17 at 7:30pm, Sat, Sept 18 at 7:30pm, and Sun, Sept 19 at 2pm
Arlington’s Avant Bard Theatre brings us the Beauty and the Beast origin story: the epic Norwegian fairy tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Ten actors will take you on an enchanted journey for all ages that includes a Cursed Prince, a Woodcutter’s Daughter, Trolls, an Enchanted Castle filled with Talking Objects and the Four Winds that guide the way to a happy ending! More
Written in Arlington
A Celebration of “Written in Arlington“
Thurs, Sept 23 at 7:30pm
Join Arlington Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, editor Katherine E. Young, and the poets of Arlington for a book release celebration and reading from the new anthology Written in Arlington. Arlington’s poets come from all walks of life—people born in here, immigrants, tourists, teachers, social workers, therapists, librarians, high school students, and many others. Through 150 poems originally written in 4 languages by 87 poets, Written in Arlington offers a “portrait in poetry” of the community we all call home. Copies of Written in Arlington, published by Arlington’s own Paycock Press, will be available for purchase at the event. More
The Arlington Players
Fri, Sept 24 at 7:30pm, Sat, Sept 25 at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted), and Sun, Sept 26 at 4pm
TAP is kicking off its season with a musical revue that will acknowledge our collective heartache as we reflect on the last 18 extraordinary months. We will be performing musical numbers from every decade of the past century, so there’s sure to be a song you will know and love that you can tap your feet to. We look forward to celebrating and singing with you in the same space soon! More
Jane Franklin Dance
Fri, Oct 1 at 7:30pm
Jane Franklin Dance presents The View From Here, a program of new and recent works that resonate with Arlington’s outdoor venue, Lubber Run Amphitheatre. With a premiere work by award-winning choreographer Rob Priore, a season opening commission by Philip Baraoidan, and a recent work inspired by Arlington itself, sit back and embrace fall at Lubber Run.
- The connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in Jane Franklin’s community inspired work EyeSoar. Space is getting tighter and longtime businesses nestle within changes and new development in an industrial neighborhood. EyeSoar is a tribute to the S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington neighborhood, its landscape and the people who call it home.
- Forty+, a group of performers past the age of 40, bring to life “This is My Voice”, a poem by Shane Koycan. Brynna Wilder’s “This One Is Mine” explores what it means to “make your voice heard.” We all have thoughts, opinions, and voices; all different and all beautifully unique. “This is my voice, there are many like it, but this one is mine.”
- “Tales of Moria” choreographed by Philip Baraoidan is a work commissioned by Jane Franklin Dance, to open the 2021/2022 Season. The piece explores the consequences of fate meddling in relationships. Are we destined to be in partnerships because of our choices or are we on a predetermined track to meet people? With weight-sharing, touch, fluid movements, and storytelling the dance weaves an exciting motif of fleeting partnerships.
- Rob Priore premiers a new work for Jane Franklin Dance that explores themes of commitment and expression. Serious fun ensues. Be ready for surprising movement and a delightful take on partnership.
LRA will refer to VDH/CDC recommendations for preserving public health. Access to the event space is first come, first served and may be restricted due to capacity. A face covering is recommended for all patrons, but patrons who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face covering when outdoors.
If you have COVID-19, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, know you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are feeling sick, please stay home.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to preserve the good health of our community.
While ‘sensible cancelations’ in extreme weather should be anticipated (driving-rain, lightning, tropical storm warnings, etc.), in the case of drizzle or intermittent rain, the decision to cancel is made at the last possible moment. The information will be posted on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Due to scheduling constraints, canceled performances cannot be rescheduled. For ‘Day of Event’ info, call 703-228-1850 or visit our webpage. Bring a picnic, but alcohol is prohibited in all Arlington public parks! Smoking is discouraged.
North Columbus Street & 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Rt. 50)
Arlington, Virginia 22203
By Metro Bus – Take Bus # 4B or 4E to Park Dr. and N 2nd St
The Lubber Run Spotlight Series is produced by Arlington Arts, the presenting arm of Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, in collaboration with the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation.