10/7 - 10/25


The story of Osborne Perry Anderson, who survived John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, is integrated with the experiences of the playwright's great-grandmother for a story about love and revolution. Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
11/25 - 12/27

Broadway Christmas Carol

The show mixes the Dickens tale with parodies of Broadway songs.
1/28/16 - 3/6/16

Shake Loose -- Musical Night of Blues, Moods & Icons

The theater company pulls from its 15 years of productions for a world premiere revue.
4/21/16 - 5/29/16

Black Pearl Sings!

More than 20 folk and spiritual songs are included in this show about a musicologist and an African American singer who work together to further their goals.

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