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Closing Notice - Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, has been declared a state holiday. All non-essential Fairfax County agency offices, including McLean Community Center, will be closed. 
Clarification on MCC’s Operations in Phase Two of Reopening

Updated Thursday, June 11, 2020—Beginning on Monday, June 15, the McLean Community Center will be adhering to Fairfax County Government’s COVID-19 Phase Two Reopening plan.

While MCC will be open to limited public access, activities and programs remain on hold until further notice. The Old Firehouse Center will remain closed. As soon as we can confirm what we can offer we will post the information on our website, in our weekly e-news blasts, and on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

We will be managing our building operations with minimal public interaction. To minimize face-to-face public contact, we ask that you continue to contact us online, or by email or phone.

Our goal is to keep you informed and safe as we navigate how to best ease into program offerings.

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The Alden Presents “Drive-Thru Drama”
A new model of theater* in a COVID-19 world (*as far as we know!)

"Small Change"

Friday-Sunday, July 3- 5 and July 10-12

6-8 p.m. (timed entrances at 15 minute intervals)

Please Note: If inclement weather is forecasted, performances may be moved to a different time of day or a different day.

Tickets $10/$5 MCC tax district residents per vehicle Tickets will go on sale June 19.btn buy tickets

 This production of “Small Change” is dedicated to Robert Ames Alden (1933-2020).

"Drive-Thru Drama" is a social-distance theater format that brings people together for live theater from the comfort of their own cars. Actors will perform one, cohesive story through short solos—each approximately two minutes—across the MCC parking lot. Audience members will simply roll down their windows and drive the route from actor to actor.

The Alden presents the debut performance of "Small Change,” written and directed by Andrew Scott Zimmer, a new work commissioned by The Alden.

“Small Change” follows the travels of a $1 bill as it journeys through time and space, interacting with different people’s lives, and leaving its mark on the world.

A limited number of timed tickets will be available about two-weeks prior to opening day. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Because this is a new program, information on this page may change as the planning progresses.


Safety Precautions
Safety precautions that adhere to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and Fairfax County Health Department guidelines include:

  • 1. The driving route will be drawn on the ground so that actors are a minimum of six feet away from cars and each other at all times.
    2. Stop signs will be placed at appropriate viewing points and drivers must follow all applicable traffic laws.
    3. Actors will be provided one face shield which they must wear to all in-person rehearsal and shows. 
    4. Actors will provide their own costumes, set and props so that they are the only ones touching their items.
    5. All audience members should wear a mask. Those who are considered to be in a high-risk category for contracting Covid-19 should consult a doctor before purchasing tickets.
    6. Front-of-house operations will be no-touch and will be conducted from a minimum of six feet away from vehicles.
    7. Other precautions may be taken if recommended by the CDC or the Health Department.

Questions? Contact The Alden Youth Theatre Programs Director Danielle Van Hook at danielle.vanhook@fairfaxcounty.gov