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‘A Kodachrome Christmas’ Comes to The Alden

(Photo: Courtesy of Kenneth Gall)
(Photo: Courtesy of Kenneth Gall)

Pat Hazell, a writer for NBC’s “Seinfeld” and creator of “The Wonder Bread Years,” is bringing the one-man show A Kodachrome Christmas to The Alden theater in McLean next weekend.

Hazell wrote and is directing this comedic and irreverent show, which takes audiences into the colorful world of cable-access television hostess Earlene Hoople, played by Jay Byrd.

Hoople, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Rural Media,” is busy taping her Christmas special for a live audience. Her special features Letter to Mrs. Clause, an outrageous family slide show, fresh-baked snickerdoodles and a visit from the church handbell choir, all of which set the stage for a picture-perfect, laugh-out-loud evening of theatre.

Audience members are in for a ride as Earlene comes dangerously close to “crafting” her way out of her mind and into their hearts this holiday season.

The show premieres next Friday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. and closes on Sunday, Dec. 21, with a 2 p.m. matinee. There is also a performance on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $20 for McLean tax district residents.

The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, inside the McLean Community Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123.

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