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The Life of Willa Cather Explored at The Alden

The life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather will be explored in the show “Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather” next Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at The Alden, which is inside of the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The show was written by Prudence Wright Holmes, who also stars in the production.

In the show, actor and author Holmes plays Cather, a pioneer of the LGBTQ movement. “Cather dared to dress like a man in a small Nebraska town in the 1890s and was almost expelled from The University of Nebraska for it – that and her love affair with her classmate, Louise Pound,” according to a press release about the show, which is directed by Nora Deveau Rosen, that was sent out by The Alden.

Tickets for the show are $15 for McLean tax district residents and $20 for everyone else. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 703-790-0123; TTY: 711.