By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor
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.
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:
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!!!!