Theater Festival in Reston

Features One-Act Plays

The annual Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival will be held June 17, 18, 24 and 25 at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods.

Eleven community theater groups from Virginia, Maryland and the District will put on 14 productions over the four days. There are seven original plays and seven previously published plays. Awards will be given in 10 categories.

Performances each day will be at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. June 18. Tickets are $8 for each session or $30 for all 14 performances and can be purchased at the community center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. For more information, call 703-476-4500. or visit www.nvtaweb.org. In Arlington, Celebrating

The Rhythms of Summer

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will sponsor its annual summer solstice percussion festival June 25 at Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington.

People are invited to bring a dinner and lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of percussion music from around the world. The festival begins at 7 p.m.

Tom Teasley and Stream and the Blue Dragons will perform. The suggested donation is $5. An open percussion jam session will follow the concert.

The park is at 2845 N. Marcey Rd. For more information, call 703-528-5406 or visit www.nvrpa.org.

Local Band to Peform

For U.S. Troops Abroad

The Jenny Boyle Band is heading overseas again to entertain U.S. troops and diplomats.

The local band, which visited the Middle East last year under a Defense Department program known as Armed Forces Entertainment, is scheduled to travel tomorrow to Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Later in the month the band will head across the Atlantic, visiting such countries as Italy, Spain, Turkey and Jordan.

Along with lead singer Jenny Boyle, 25, of Springfield, band members include Sean Bradley of Herndon, guitarist Josh Burgess of Waterford, bass guitarist Jeff Reed of Baltimore, guitarist Chris Roque of Baltimore and manager Gabe Gawen of Fairfax City.

The group plays popular rock songs -- a mix of Top-40 hits of the past several decades by such musicians as Janis Joplin, Guns N' Roses and Jewel. The group has also performed at "Tuesdays for Troops" at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

-- Compiled by DIANE MATTINGLY

and LILA DE TANTILLO

The Jenny Boyle Band, at Kilroy's last year, includes Josh Burgess, left, Boyle and Chris Roque. The band is heading off to play for U.S. troops abroad.