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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. The Old Firehouse Center will be open for the Teacher Work Day Trip to the Baltimore Aquarium. 

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"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (all ages)btn buy tickets
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
$7/$5 MCC tax district residents


Crack that Shakespeare code with our expert hackers! Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team return to prepare you for ASC on Tour's productions of “Imogen (Cymbeline),” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Grapes of Wrath,” and they will lead you in a spirited discussion about the Bard. Running time: 60 minutes


Packages are available that include "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" and all three ASC on Tour shows.

American Shakespeare Center (ASC) on Tourbtn buy tickets
ASC on Tour returns with their signature fast-paced, fourth-wall-breaking style.
Packages of all three plays and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” are available for $110/$80 MCC tax district residents.

Shakespeare’s “Imogen” (Cymbeline) (13+)
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. 
Doors open and live music starts at 1:30 p.m.
$40/$35 senior/$30 MCC tax district residents

Princess Imogen is catapulted onto an epic journey when her father, King Cymbeline, banishes her soulmate. Featuring a band of tough-but-loveable woodsmen, an evil queen, noble battles and unexpected plot twists, this late Shakespearean play enchants audiences with a story about a powerful princess who will do anything for love.

American Shakespeare Center (ASC) on Tourbtn buy tickets
ASC on Tour returns with their signature fast-paced, fourth-wall-breaking style.
Packages of all three plays and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” are available for $110/$80 MCC tax district residents.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (All Ages)
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. 
Doors open and live music starts at 7 p.m.
$40/$35 seniors/$30 MCC tax district residents

"In A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare casts a theatrical spell powerful enough to make audiences of all ages believe in anything. This mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies and rude mechanicals is his tribute to humankind's power of imagination, and reveals that the "course of true love" can alter with just one touch of magic."  View the video

 

American Shakespeare Center (ASC) on Tourbtn buy tickets
ASC on Tour returns with their signature fast-paced, fourth-wall-breaking style.
Packages of all three plays and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” are available for $110/$80 MCC tax district residents.

Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” (13+)
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. 
Doors open and live music starts at 1:30 p.m.
$40/$35/$30 MCC tax district residents

An Oklahoma drought during the Great Depression forces the Joad family to flee their home for the promise of a new life in California. Will hope prevail through the hardships and heartbreak? Steinbeck’s classic novel comes to life in this Tony Award-winning stage adaptation.

The Barter Playersbtn buy tickets
“Frosty”
(Family Friendly)
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1p.m. and 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and as they discover that the real magic of Christmas is love. Performed by Barter Players Encore Company. Running time: 60 minutes

 

“Jedi Academy” (Family Friendly)btn buy tickets
Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 and 4 p.m.  Tickets on sale July 1
$15/$10 MCC tax district residents

This is your chance to join the Rebel Alliance and access the Force within! Jedi Academy is a solo, comedy variety show that captivates Youngling Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders with comic antics, exciting physical challenges and magical mayhem. Come dressed as your favorite character!

Slingsby’s “Emil and the Detectives” (Family Friendly)btn buy tickets
by Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom
Saturday, May 9, 4 p.m.  
$20/$15 MCC tax district residents


Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal? In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, "Emil and The Detectives" is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Running time: 60 minutes  View the video

“My expectations were not only met but exceeded by this beautiful show. I was left feeling that not only had I experienced something truly special, but that the world is a better place for having a company like Slingsby in it.” – Aspire Magazine