MetroStage

4/10 - 5/18

The Thousandth Night

Set in France in 1943, an actor entertains his captors with a one-man rendition of "The Arabian Nights."
4/17 - 5/25

Underneath the Lintel

A librarian chases the borrower of an overdue book around the world.
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Editorial Review

Alexandria theatergoers have fond memories of the old MetroStage on Duke Street. The theater lost the space a few years ago, and Carolyn Griffin, the producing artistic director, has spent most of her energies raising the funds for a new house. The company kept in the limelight by staging readings of new works, like "Water on the Moon," and a series of cabarets in the Alexandria Lyceum. Eventually, Griffin's fundraising and construction efforts succeeded and, in 2001, a new MetroStage was created out of the old Smoot Lumber warehouse, just off the water at the northern end of Old Town. With a design by architect Skip Maginniss, the space has been transformed into a 150-seat theater with a modern look.

--Brad Hathaway