Alden In McLean Brings Back Drive-Thru Drama Performances

The Alden in McLean is bringing back its Drive-Thru Drama performances in September after a hugely successful first endeavor that sold out all performances. The new show, “From the Ash Baxter Files: The Search for the Stolen Spyglass,” will be performed Friday through Sunday over three weekends on Sept. 11-13, Sept. 18-20, and Sept. 25-27. Showtimes are from 4-7 p.m. 

According to the McLean Connection, “Drive-Thru Drama is a new model of theater in a COVID-19 world. It employs a social-distancing format that brings people together for live theater from the comfort of their own cars. Actors will perform one cohesive story weaving together short scenes throughout the MCC parking lot. Audience members simply roll down their windows and drive the route from actor to actor. “We were thrilled to see so many enjoy our first Drive-Thru Drama performance in July! Since then we have been working to develop a new show and I think audiences will enjoy the surprises that we have in store,” said Danielle Van Hook, the show’s producer and The Alden’s Director of Youth Theatre Programs.”

As per McLean Connection, “The maximum capacity for each evening of performances is 27 cars (three vehicles every 15 minutes), and the ticket cost is per car. Patrons are welcome to fill their cars with members of their households and are asked to wear masks for the protection of actors and staff.”

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Newly renovated beautiful 2 bed+2 bath condo. Totally updated kitchen: everything is brand new: cabinet, counter top, floor and appliances. Nicely renovated baths and fresh paint through the unit. Move in ready. In addition, gated community offers many amenities. Spacious living and dining rooms open to the terrace overlooking the Rotonda fountain. Master suite includes a ceramic tile bath, separate dressing area and 2 closets. Come and enjoy what Boro Tysons offers (just across the street from Rotonda): the largest Whole Foods in the mid-Atlantic region, newly opened restaurants, bakery, shops and movie theatre. You will fall in love with it!!! [Rotonda - $470,000]

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