Catch A Play At The Little Theatre Of Alexandria

The Little Theatre of Alexandria is a prominent community theatre located at 600 Wolfe Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Founded in 1934 by Mary Lindsey, the Little Theatre of Alexandria began as a small play-reading group and was originally called the Peacock Players. The theatre is particularly well known for its one-act playwriting competition and has played a major role in launching careers of playwrights like Sandra Fenichel Asher, Rich Orloff, and Jacob M. Appel.

Since opening, the theatre has mounted over 350 productions and has had audience members that included prominent people like President Harry S. Truman who have attended on more than one occasion and President George W. Bush when he came to see his sister-in-law perform in Neil Simon’s Proposals.

Just like its name suggests, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is a bit small but not squeezed. This means there is no bad seat in the house and the performances are even more engaging. For the show I went to see, A Christmas Carol, the price was affordable and the crowd was about what I expected it to be. The acoustics were wonderful and the actors all seemed talented and passionate about their work. I went to the opening night, and I could honestly tell the amount of effort that went into it. For a suggested donation of $1-2, you can get some drinks and snacks before the show or during intermission.

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