Earlier original works staged in full productions by the McLean Drama Company at the Alden Theatre include: “Tales of the Decameron”, a dramatization of famed Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece; “Lady MacBeth Revealed”, a new look at Shakespeare’s famous character where she is portrayed not as the villainess he presented, but as a loyal Scotswoman; and “Return to Vietnam”, a look at that war through the eyes and hearts of a Vietnamese woman and an American serviceman.
“Thousands of Years -- Rome” takes a young Roman couple from their parting in the Roman Forum in the 1st Century AD through various vicissitudes to their reunion and marriage in the Forum in the 21st Century. It covers the Roman battles in Britain, the Roman conquest of Spain, the Renaissance, the unification of Italy, the Nazi occupation of Rome, and the Iraq war.
"Immoral Combat: A Satire on the News Business", by Rachael Bail, directed by Ely Baumel-Lamonica, was produced at the Warehouse Theatre as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C., following its world premiere at the Alden Theatre in McLean, Virginia, directed by Ron Sarro.
Florida Days is a drama about a dysfunctional family that unfolds across the generations.
By: Rachael Bail
Directed by: Stephanie Kelly