“The Griegol” Comes to The Alden on March 25

New Zealand’s Trick of the Light Theatre brings its acclaimed show, “The Griegol,” to The Alden in McLean at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The wordless show that touches on grief, magic and the power of love is appropriate for children age 13 or older and adults. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors and students and $15 for MCC district residents. The Alden is located inside the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

New Zealand’s Trick of the Light Theatre shares an eerie, elegant wordless tale about death, love, grief and monsters. After a child’s granny passes away, she starts to suspect she is being pursued by the smoke demon shapeshifter from the old woman’s stories. In the tradition of “Spirited Away” and “Coraline,” “The Griegol” is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for lovers of theater that conjures magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation. “Charming, poignant and expertly performed. A unique theatre experience.” --- TheatreScenes

This engagement of Trick of the Light is made possible in part through the Performing Arts Global Exchange program of Mid-Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

For more information or to purchase tickets, 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.

Financial Assistance Available. The Alden firmly believes that the arts are for everyone. If you’re a resident of the MCC tax district (Dranesville Small District 1A) and would benefit from financial assistance in purchasing tickets, please email Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill  at evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov to learn how to access free and reduced-price tickets to Alden-presented events.

ADA Accommodations. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at evelyn.hill@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 571-296-8385. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.