County of Fairfax, Virginia
The Robert Ames Alden Theatre
at the McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101
Media Contact: Sabrina Anwah
Director of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 9, 2017
NYC’s Acclaimed Aquila Theatre Co. Joins Forces with Former Military to Perform D.C. Premiere of “The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus”
Single Performance on Saturday, April 1, at The Alden in McLean
McLean, Va.—The Alden in McLean presents the famed Aquila Theatre in the D.C.-area premiere of “The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus.” This unique production features American combat veterans, who will perform alongside Aquila company members for a single performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Tickets are $35, $25 for veterans and current military and $20 for McLean Community Center tax district residents. The theater is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
Classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. “The Trojan War” incorporates Aquila’s distinctive theatrical style of combining superb acting with expert movement, original music, innovative design and groundbreaking direction. Gripping stories of modern war will be woven into the narrative of the ancient myths in a multimedia format that uses live action, film, bold projections and thrilling music.
The Warrior Chorus is a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded program that brings together men and women who have served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities. Critical social issues including war, conflict, comradeship, home and family are addressed, as are timely and compelling questions on modern democracy. What does democracy mean? What kind of democracy do we want to live in? How do we preserve and protect the democracy we have? Never have the classic spoken more strongly to modern audiences.
The New York Times called Aquila “...a classically trained, modernly hip troupe.” The New Yorker said, “The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.”
Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.
About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.
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The Robert Ames Alden Theatre is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean that presents high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages. The Alden Theatre is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.