A- A A+

Performances

Previous month Previous day Next day Next month
By Year By Month By Week Today Search Jump to month
View: 10 | 50 | 100 | All

Created by Recent Cutbacks
Written by Nick Abeel, Darian Dauchan, Kristin Parker and Natalie Richbtn buy tickets
Story developed by Kristin McCarthy Parker and Kyle Schaefer
Consulting Producer: Lanie Zipoy
Directed by Andrew Scott Zimmer
Commissioned by The Alden

 

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 23-25, Oct. 30-Nov. 1         Program

Timed entries in 15-minute slots, 6 p.m.- 8:15 p.m. 

$20/$15 MCC tax district residents.

 

The Alden Presents “Drive-Thru Drama,” a new model of theatre (as far as we know!) in a COVID-19 world. Drive-Thru Drama is a social-distance theatre format that brings people together for live theatre from the comfort of their own car. Actors will perform one, cohesive story through short scenes across the MCC parking lot. Audience members will simply roll down their windows and drive the route from actor to actor. The Alden has also produced “Small Change” and “From the Ash Baxter Files: The Search for the Stolen Spyglass,” both written by Andrew Scott Zimmer for the Drive-Thru Drama format.

 

Every 100 years, the planets align in such a way that allows Spooky Scientists access to an alternate dimension. A century ago, physicist Boris Gool entered and has not been heard from again. Brave the portal this October and help a modern-day Spooky Scientist as you encounter werewolves, witches, zombies and more in the search for what really happened to Boris. A once-in-a-lifetime family-friendly drive-thru adventure created by Recent Cutbacks (“Hold On To Your Butts,” “KEVIN!!!!!”).

 

“In the age of Zoom readings and live-streamed stagings, leadership at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre pondered a question: What if that stop sign for in-person performance could be reconfigured as a detour?” - The Washington Post (July 2, 2020)

 

Safety precautions that adhere to the CDC and Health Department guidelines include:
• The driving route will be set up so that actors are a minimum of six feet away from cars and each other at all times.
• All actors will be wearing a face shield. All audience members are asked to wear a mask.
• Other precautions may be taken if recommended by the CDC or the Health Department.
• Those who are considered to be in a high-risk category for contracting COVID-19 should consult a doctor before purchasing tickets.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Performance begins at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. 

Join us for(the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual fall improv shows from the comfort of your couch! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPFallShows

See the complete show schedule here. You can register for one show or as many as you like, but you need to register at least 2 hours in advance of a show to see it. A Zoom link and password for the show will only be emailed to those who register for it. 


For more information contact: Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.

“Objects in Mirror May Be SPOOKIER Than They Appear”

A Drive-Thru Drama Production

Created by Recent Cutbacks

Written by Nick Abeel, Darian Dauchan, Kristin Parker and Natalie Rich

Story developed by Kristin McCarthy Parker and Kyle Schaefer

Consulting Producer: Lanie Zipoy

Directed by Andrew Scott Zimmer

Commissioned by The Alden

 

Cast (In Order of Appearance)

Doc              Mollie Greenberg

Assistant     Lenny Mendez

Juniper        Luke Rahman

Werewolf     Graham Cole

Zombie         Anna Eppard

                 Erika Friel

Gem             Chloe Davies

Mummy        Rebecca Blacksten

Mummy        Abigail Joe

Mummy        Keya Umesh

Dracula Jr.   Tristan Pederson

Witch            Elizabeth Ludlam

DJ                 Daevon Watson

Monster       Nikki Amico

 

Production Staff

Director: Andrew Scott Zimmer

Producer: Danielle Van Hook

Associate Producer: Sarah Schallern Treff

Stage Manager: Elizabeth Katz

Lighting Designer and Technical Director: Jennifer Garrett

Sound Designer and Assistant TD: Justin King

Technicians: Deion Roulhac and Josh Young
Carpenter: Will Lusk

Box Office and Prop Mistress: Evelyn Hill

House Manager: Jeff Virchow

Assistant House Manager: Jared Mercier

Graphic Designer: David Craig

DJ Monster Track Producer: Daevon Watson


Nikki Amico Nikki Amico (Monster) is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts who recently relocated to the DC area after spending the last year working and auditioning in New York City. This past spring, she served as Assistant Director for an entirely remote production of Aristophanes’ “Clouds” at NYU. After appearing as Ash Baxter in the last Drive-Thru Drama production, she is thrilled to continue to explore another creative way of producing theatre amidst our socially distant circumstances. www.nikkiamico.net

 



Rebecca BlackstenRebecca Blacksten (Mummy) is a freshman at Ithaca College for BFA Acting and has been a company member for three years in (the) Unruly Theatre Project. Other credits include Alice Sycamore in “You Can’t Take It with You,” Zaneeta Shinn in “The Music Man” and Nikki Crandall in “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” She has won awards like the Award for Excellence in the Arts from the National Society of Arts and Letters, as well as a three-year streak of winning Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play from Stagedoor Manor. Rebecca is thrilled to be back for her third Drive-Thru Drama and hopes that everyone buckles up for the wild ride ahead!


Graham ColeGraham Cole (Werewolf) is a senior at McLean High School, where he is an active member of the theatre department. Recent McLean Hight School credits include “9 to 5,” “Urinetown,” “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “You Can’t Take It with You.” He has also worked with Traveling Players Ensemble and Theatre Lab, where he was a part of the debut cast of “Alix in Wonderland: A Gender Journey Down the Rabbit Hole.” Graham has been in every Drive-Thru Drama production since its inception. Outside of theatre, Graham is a fan of Disney, spreadsheets and Disney-related spreadsheets.

 

Chloe DaviesChloe Davies (Gem) is a junior at St. John Paul the Great and is excited to be in her first Drive-Thru Drama production. Chloe has been acting since she was nine years old and was recently seen in Hope Theatre's "The Curious Savage" (Miss Willie) and Upper Room Theatre's "No One is Alone" (Featured Dancer). Chloe is currently taking acting lessons under Ivy Elizabeth Cole, and she hopes to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre and a career on Broadway!

 


Anna EppardAnna Eppard (Zombie) is a sophomore at South County High School. She has acted in eight school productions since seventh grade. She’s also participated in many productions outside of school through AFYP at George Mason University. Some of her favorite roles include Queen Aggravain in “Once Upon a Mattress,” Lumière in “Beauty and the Beast” and Derek in 21 “Chump Street.”

 


{"origin":"unknown","uid":"7A940A2B-AE9E-4139-865C-AB3F9ECEC096_1602631901315","source":"other"}Erika Friel (V) is pleased to join the cast of "SPOOKIER" at The Alden. She previously performed at the Alden as the Wicked Witch "Dorothy Meets Alice" and enjoyed learning how to do a virtual theater. She has performed in Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” with the Arlington Players, in “A Christmas Carol” and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” with the Providence Players of Fairfax and in various school productions, including a soloist in “Godspel.” She is a senior Girl Scout and is a JV cheerleader at Bishop O'Connell HS.




Mollie GreenbergMollie Greenberg (Doc) is excited to be making her Virginia theatrical debut, especially in a spooky play. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, she recently moved to the DMV area via Chicago, where in October of last year she got lost while working in a haunted corn maze. During the day, Mollie tutors 1st-4th graders in reading, and at night she tutors high schoolers for the SAT.

 


Abigail JoeAbigail ("Abby") Joe (Mummy) attends Cooper Middle School and has trained with Shakespeare Theatre, performing in “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Winter’s Tale,” “The Tempest” and as Viola in “Twelfth Night.” Previously with The Alden, she performed as the Mad Hatter in “Dorothy Meets Alice, or The Wizard of Wonderland,” Kanga in “Winnie the Pooh” and Ash Baxter in “From the Ash Baxter Files.” Abigail is on two competition dance teams, sings in multiple choirs and enjoys gymnastics, ballet and karate.



Elizabeth LudlamElizabeth Ludlam (Witch) is a senior musical theatre major and Spanish minor at the Catholic University of America. She is excited to return to Drive-Thru Drama after playing Ash Baxter in “The Ash Baxter Files.” Recent Catholic U credits include: “Too Many Sopranos” (Archangel Gabriel), “The Threepenny Opera” (Jenny Diver), “River Like Sin” (River) and “Little Shop of Horrors” (Ronnette). She recently appeared as a semifinalist in the American Pops Orchestra’s Next Gen: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow.

 


Lenny MendezLenny Mendez (Assistant) is thrilled to be back for her second Drive-Thru Drama production. She is pursuing her BFA at George Mason's College of Performing and Visual Arts. She has had her DC debut at the grandiose GALA Hispanic theater as Angela in “Prom Night.” Some of her other favorite roles include female chorus leader in “Lysistrata” and Jack's Mother in “Into the Woods.”



{"origin":"unknown","uid":"7A940A2B-AE9E-4139-865C-AB3F9ECEC096_1602270662249","source":"other"}Tristan Pederson (Dracula Jr.) is a student at South County High School. He has starred in two shows, both at South County Middle School: “The Man Who Came to Dinner” and “High School Musical.” Outside of theatre, he enjoys playing D&D and video games, spending time with his family and playing with his two dogs.

 



{"subsource":"done_button","uid":"7A940A2B-AE9E-4139-865C-AB3F9ECEC096_1598563658911","source":"other","origin":"unknown","source_sid":"7A940A2B-AE9E-4139-865C-AB3F9ECEC096_1598563658915"}Luke Rahman (Juniper) is a sophomore at George Mason University majoring in theatre and minoring in graphic design. Some of his favorite roles include Robert Martin in “Drowsy Chaperone,” Roscoe Dexter in “Singin' in the Rain” and Dogberry in “Much Ado About Nothing” at Freedom High School. This is his second Drive-Thru Drama production.

 



Keya UmeshKeya Umesh
(Mummy) is a sophomore at Langley High School. She has been studying ballet, modern and jazz dance and piano for 10 years. In addition, she currently studies voice at the International School of Music. She has participated in several Shakespeare Theatre Company’s acting intensives and is a recent graduate of Imagination Stage’s Acting Conservatory program. Keya appeared in “From the Ash Baxter Files...” as the title character.




{"subsource":"done_button","uid":"7A940A2B-AE9E-4139-865C-AB3F9ECEC096_1598563114623","source":"other","origin":"unknown","source_sid":"7A940A2B-AE9E-4139-865C-AB3F9ECEC096_1598563114633"}Daevon Watson (DJ) has a lifelong passion for the performing arts and acting in particular. A 2016 graduate of Woodbridge High School's Center for Fine and Performing, Daevon has performed as Baptista in "Taming of the Shrew," Ethan Baker in "Ethan" (Best Supporting Actor, NVTA Play Competition), Jim in "PAINT” and Sudsy in “Ash Baxter.”

 



Andrew Scott Zimmer (Director) has been a theatrical journeyman for 20 years. He’s co-written three full musicals (“Awesome Alliteration” for the Philly Fringe— also director; “Journey to the Center of the Cafeteria” and “Unlabeled” for iStage) and a half-dozen or so elementary school musicals for Educational Theatre Company. In addition to writing and directing Drive-Thru Drama’s inaugural shows, “Small Change” and “Ash Baxter,” he’s directed the last four and a half youth productions for The Alden (“Sideways Stories,” “Stinky Cheese,” “Snow White Variety Hour,” “Winnie-the-Pooh” and the canceled “Dorothy Meets Alice”) as well as “Mary Poppins” for iStage. As an actor (AEA), he’s appeared in productions in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Hawaii and most recently locally, leading 4615 Theatre’s blockbuster “Enron.” His TV credits include Investigation Discovery’s “Dead of Night.”

Wednesday, Dec. 9
Performance begins at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. 

Join us for(the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual fall improv shows from the comfort of your couch! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPFallShows

 
See the complete show schedule here.https://www.mcleancenter.org/performing-arts/unruly-theatre-project You can register for one show or as many as you like, but you need to register at least 2 hours in advance of a show to see it. A Zoom link and password for the show will only be emailed to those who register for it.

For more information, contact: Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Free admission; registration is required. 

 

Attendees must wear masks and adhere to social-distancing requirements while in the facility. Seating is limited and preregistration is mandatory.  

Subscibe to The Alden's monthly newsletter to get the full movie lineup and movie titles. Stay tuned for registration information.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Performance begins at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. 

Join us for(the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual fall improv shows from the comfort of your couch! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPFallShows


See the complete show schedule here. You can register for one show or as many as you like, but you need to register at least 2 hours in advance of a show to see it. A Zoom link and password for the show will only be emailed to those who register for it. 

For more information, contact: Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.