The Alden, which is located inside McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, announced its winter-spring 2016 season offerings recently. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theater, music, magic, children’s theater and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
The season kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. with McLean Community Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, during which Peggy Wallace Kennedy, the daughter of segregationist governor George Wallace, will give a speech called A Walk to Redemption. Tickets for that show are $10 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $20 for everyone else.
On Thursday, Jan. 21 theatergoers will be able to brush up on their William Shakespeare at “Insider Knowledge: Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” which starts at 7:30 p.m. Experts from the Shakespeare Theatre and American Shakespeare Center are back to give you a guided tour of the world of Shakespeare in preparation for American Shakespeare Center on Tour’s Shakespeare Weekend at The Alden. Tickets for this refresher are $3 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $5 for everyone else.
That weekend American Shakespeare Center will stage three Shakespeare plays at The Alden – “Julius Caesar” (Friday, Jan. 22), “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Saturday, Jan. 23) and “The Life of King Henry V” (Saturday, Jan. 23). Tickets for each play are $20 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $35 for everyone else.
Much later in the season, Jad Abumrad of WNYC’s “Radiolab,” will explore the art of innovation during an event called “Gut Churn,” on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets for that show are $15 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $30 for everyone else.
Tickets for all season performances are on sale online at the Alden’s website and by phone through OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111. For all of The Alden’s performance schedule and more information, visit thealdentheatre.org.