Plays

Early Productions

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

“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 of the New Business

"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

Florida Days is a drama about a dysfunctional family that unfolds across the generations.
By: Rachael Bail
Directed by: Stephanie Kelly

7th Anniversary

The McLean Drama celebrated its 7th Anniversary by performing a compendium of work including: "Emily and I", a One Act murder mystery that involves global and local themes, including the horror of domestic violence, "At the Home", the 2011 winner of the McLean Drama Company's 10-Minute Play Contest for Adults and "Seeds", the 2009 winner, chosen as part of this year's Retrospective.

The production was directed by Ely Baumel-Lamonica.

Local political satirist Ken Rynne, also provided a comic interlude to wrap up one of the MDC's most engaging and diverse programs in its 7 years at the 450 seat Alden Theatre.
The McLean Drama Company has also produced full-length plays at the Capital Fringe Festival and nine readings of new dramatic work at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.