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‘A Kodachrome Christmas’ Comes to The Alden

(Photo: Courtesy of Kenneth Gall)
(Photo: Courtesy of Kenneth Gall)

Pat Hazell, a writer for NBC’s “Seinfeld” and creator of “The Wonder Bread Years,” is bringing the one-man show A Kodachrome Christmas to The Alden theater in McLean next weekend.

Hazell wrote and is directing this comedic and irreverent show, which takes audiences into the colorful world of cable-access television hostess Earlene Hoople, played by Jay Byrd.

Hoople, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Rural Media,” is busy taping her Christmas special for a live audience. Her special features Letter to Mrs. Clause, an outrageous family slide show, fresh-baked snickerdoodles and a visit from the church handbell choir, all of which set the stage for a picture-perfect, laugh-out-loud evening of theatre.

Audience members are in for a ride as Earlene comes dangerously close to “crafting” her way out of her mind and into their hearts this holiday season.

The show premieres next Friday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. and closes on Sunday, Dec. 21, with a 2 p.m. matinee. There is also a performance on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $20 for McLean tax district residents.

The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, inside the McLean Community Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 703-790-0123.