SUPERMAN 5050 Set for Alden Stage 3/22
The Alden in McLean brings a unique theatrical experience to Northern Virginia with Theater UnSpeakable in "Superman 2050." An example of a new, more physical-movement based form of theater, the show will be presented on a single evening, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Tickets are $20/$15 for McLean district residents. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.
Epic story, pocket proportions-seven actors share one tiny platform that is only 3 feet by 7 feet of space, and upon it they tell an original Superman tale. The story is set in a fictional 2050 metropolis (with a remarkable resemblance to Chicago). The show's imaginative, resourceful cast members, using only their bodies and voices, create every prop, scene, sound effect and character in a battle between Superman and Lex Luthor for the future of the Midwest's beloved high-speed rail network. "Superman 2050" is bare-bones theater at its most physical and imaginative. Fresh from a successful run at Chicago's The Second City, Theater UnSpeakable performed this high-energy, fast-paced show at New York's Times Square International Theater Festival in 2012. Marc Frost created Theater UnSpeakable, formally Un-Speak-Able, in 2010 as a platform for devising new physical theater projects. "...brilliantly and amusingly" - The Wall Street Journal.