Around F.C.

Vienna Theatre Company Puts on ‘A Thurber Carnival’

The Vienna Theatre Company is opening their 2014-2015 season with James Thurber’s “A Thurber Carnival.” The show is a collection of humorous scenes from American life, including some of Thurber’s most celebrated and insightful satires based on his cartoons and humorous short pieces in The New Yorker magazine during the 1920s.

Included in the play are stories like “The Night the Bed Fell,” “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

There are a few links between Falls Church and the Vienna Theatre Company’s production of “A Thurber Carnival.”

The director of the show, J. Denise Perrino, and the producer of the show, Ralph G. Perrino, both live in Falls Church. So did Thurber, for a time, when he was a young boy.

Tickets for the show, which opens on Oct. 16, cost $14. The play runs through Nov. 2 and is being produced at the Vienna Community Center, located at 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna.

For more information, visit