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This class is suitable for both beginners and those who have taken improv classes in the past. Improv comedy is a great way for kids and teens to express themselves and gain confidence. Focusing on creativity and teamwork, The Alden’s improv comedy classes for youth teach improv fundamentals such as “yes, and” in a supportive environment. Class participants will perform during (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s show on Friday, March 22, at The Old Firehouse Center.

8-11 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents.
3001.319          M, 1/14-3/18          6:30-7:30 p.m.
No lesson on 1/21 and 2/18.

12-16 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents.
3002.319          M, 1/14-3/18          7:30-8:30 p.m.
No lesson on 1/21 and 2/18.

12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month through June

In the Community Hall

Free admission

We’re kicking off this series with “new Disney Classics”—those that were loved during the '90s. Bring an indoor picnic and introduce your kids to the classic animated movies that you love. Sign up to our monthly e-news to find out which movie we will be showing. Click here to receive The Alden's monthly e-Newsletter.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 12:30 p.m.

Perspectives Speaker Series
Presented in partnership with the Fairfax County Public Library

Meet Author Walter Mosley (13+)
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
The Alden
Free. Preregistration required. Registration opens Sunday, Jan. 27.

Meet Walter Mosley, author of the Easy Rawlins (Devil in a Blue Dress) and Leonid McGill (The Long Fall) series. Mosley will discuss these characters in his talk “From Generation to Generation: Stories of Fathers and Sons.” An NAACP Image Award-winning writer of mysteries and crime fiction, in 2016 Mosley was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America (Edgar Award). Books available for sale and signing. Running time: 60 minutes, followed by a book signing.

“His popular Easy Rawlins mysteries… extended the genre's affinity for social realism and added a dimension of historical recovery in portraying African Americans' vital but bittersweet life in postwar.” --Los Angeles Times

Sign up online or call 703-324-8428 to register.

1 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month through May
In The Alden Theatre
Free admission

Come enjoy foreign films selected by our staff, then stay after for a discussion backstage in The Alden’s green room. All movies are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

Sign up for our monthly e-news to see what movies are showing. Click here to receive the Alden's monthly e-Newsletter.

*These movies are chosen for adult audiences and may contain mature content, language and themes.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22, 1 p.m.

"Winnie the Pooh"btn buy tickets
An Alden Production

Saturdays and Sundays, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2 p. m.
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

 

It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages—the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming. Performed by talented McLean area youth.

 

"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (All Ages)btn buy tickets
Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m.

$7/$5 MCC tax district residents  (No fees for online purchase)

 


Crack that Shakespeare code with our expert hackers! Our Bard authorities from the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Potomac School return to prepare you for ASC on Tour's productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Winter's Tale." (75 minutes)


"Speakers knew their stuff, got their thoughts across very well and were obviously enthusiastic about the material."-Audience member

Buy the package and save! All 3 American Shakespeare Center shows plus the Brush Up Your Shakespeare panel lecture. $110/$80 MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase package.

"Winnie the Pooh"btn buy tickets
An Alden Production

Saturdays and Sundays, March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2 p. m.
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

 

It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages—the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming. Performed by talented McLean area youth.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. btn buy tickets

$16/$12 MCC tax district residents

For the first time ever, TEDxTysons in partnership with The Alden is organizing an Open Mic Night on March 20. In an "American Idol" meets StorySLAM-style evening, aspiring TEDx Talkers will present their 2-3 minute pitch to a full house... and at the end of the evening one speaker will be selected to develop and present a full TEDxTysons talk. Whether you are a TED fan or someone who loves a rare behind the curtain glimpse at how speakers are selected, this event is for you! This is an all-ages event.

The Joshua Show btn buy tickets

Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m.  (60 minutes)

$15/$10 MCC tax district residents 

 

In this award-winning family production with live music, tap dancing, physical comedy and multiple styles of puppetry, we meet a modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden. Joshua’s puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas is feeling down and it's up to Joshua and his cast of puppet characters, including the Wonderbook and Larry the Lint to help his best friend find the joy in being yourself. video

 

Joshua Holden was named one of "20 Theatre Workers You Should Know" by American Theatre Magazine and is a Best Performance and Fan Favorite winner from Puppeteers of America’s National Festival.

American Shakespeare Center on Tour

"Antigone"btn buy tickets  (13+)

Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.  (150 minutes)

Live music begins at 1:30 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC tax district residents

 

In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law – and how love overcomes them all. video

 

“All this would be of purely historical interest were it not for the high quality of the ASC’s fast-moving productions, which are authentic (no sets, no scene breaks) but not antiquarian.” The Wall Street Journal

 

Buy the package and save! All 3 American Shakespeare Center shows plus the Brush Up Your Shakespeare panel lecture. $110/$80 MCC tax district residents Click here to purchase.