Lightwire Theater performs “The Ugly Duckling” at The Alden

McLean Community Center Art & Culture

Without Stage Lighting or Dialogue, Lightwire Theater Company Tells Classic Stories with Electroluminescent Technology and Music—See Them Present “The Ugly Duckling” at The Alden on April 12

Semi-finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and winner of TruTV’s “Fake Off,” Lightwire Theater will bring its production of “The Ugly Duckling” to The Alden in McLean for a single performance at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12. Tickets are $15 for the public, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for MCC district residents. The Alden is located in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Lightwire utilizes light, technology and music to tell captivating stories. It brings classic tales to the modern stage to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. Using cutting-edge puppetry, technology, music and dance, the beloved story of “The Ugly Duckling” will be told in complete darkness with light from electroluminescent wire defining the various characters. Their unique brand of storytelling uses only LED wire, larger-than-life puppets and a dramatic music score to convey deep meaning and theatrical excitement.

Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide including Hong Kong, Estonia, Canada, Belarus, China, Abu Dhabi, and as finalists on My TF1’s, “The Best: Le Meilleur Artiste” in Paris.

“…Spectacular—in every sense of the word.” — Sharon Osbourne, “America’s Got Talent”

“An eye-popping display of storytelling that’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen.” — Broadwayworld.com

Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the website, aldentheatre.org.


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 Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff at sarah.schallerntreff@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 Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff at sarah.schallerntreff@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-790-9223, TTY: 711. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

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.