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Little Theatre of Alexandria Presents “Will Rogers’ USA” at Fort Ward Park, July 3

By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor

Actor Rob Cork in Little Theatre of Alexandria’s 2020 performance of “Will Rogers’ USA”. See him reprise this performance on July 3, in LTA’s production in Fort Ward Park Amphitheater. Photo by Matt Liptak.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Covid-19 is not keeping the Little Theatre of Alexandria down! LTA is coming back in 2021 even stronger than ever, and to prove it, they are presenting a delightful (and free!) evening of Will Rogers’ USA, in the Fort Ward Park Amphitheater off West Braddock Road, Alexandria, 7 pm, July 3. The featured star of the evening is the marvelous entertainer/actor Rob Cork, who wowed everyone in LTA’s earlier production in 2020; and, lucky for us, he’s coming back for one night only to reprise his lauded role! I did not get to see him in the 2020 presentation, but I’m planning on being there for this one!

This one man show about humorist Will Rogers was performed for over 30 years by the famous stage and screen actor, James Whitmore. LTA’s Rob Cork promises to bring you Rogers’ signature wise-cracking, folksy humor and much more from America’s beloved comedian/philosopher. Will Rogers’ USA is directed by Frank D. Shutts II and produced by Russell Wyland.

Singer, Katie Weigl will be singing patriotic songs during Little Theatre of Alexandria’s outdoor performance of “Will Rogers’ USA” intermission on July 3rd.

Included in the evening will be patriotic songs during intermission. Katie Weigl (accompanied by Steve McBride) will be singing such period songs as It’s a Grand Old Flag, God Bless America, and the Armed Forces Medley. How can you miss that?

Date, Time, Tickets, Mask Requirements, Food, Drink, Location, and Parking:

Will Rogers’ USA, is presented by Little Theatre of Alexandria, Saturday, July 3, 2021, 7:00 – 8:15 PM. Admission is free but donations of any amount are welcome. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated patrons, but may be worn. All patrons who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should wear a face mask while at the performance. Non-alcoholic drinks will be sold before and during intermission. Food is not allowed in the Amphitheater.

Advance Reservations are required and may be obtained from the Eventbrite website—see below:                                                                            

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/will-rogers-usa-at-fort-ward-tickets-159931239643

The entire evening is free, including parking for all guests in Fort Ward Park, just off Braddock Road. The address for Parking: Fort Ward Amphitheater Lot, 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

See you there!!!!

Sara Dudley Brown

Sara Dudley Brown is the Theatre Editor of The Zebra Press. She graduated with a music degree in voice from Rollins College Conservatory of Music in Winter Park Florida. After several years of professional singing and acting (Disney World and The Kenley Theatres as well as voice-over and film here in the DMV area), trying and failing miserably at being Barbra Streisand (the post was already filled), Sara decided to take her lifelong love of music and the theatre to create a profession which would use everything she had learned theatrically and musically over the years—corporate event production and management. She began with department store events, working for the May Company putting on events in 18 stores, and went on to found her own corporate event management company. She recently retired after 30 years of mounting mega events internationally and domestically for some of the world’s top aviation manufacturers. Now Sara is once again using her years of theatrical work as well as her musical training to review Metro Area professional theatre productions for The Zebra Press. She thinks this is a much more sane way to live and never tires of the excitement of a theatre opening!

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