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Vienna Theatre Company
Grand Night
Photo Credit: Harold Bonacquist
The Vienna Theatre Company was started in 1974 by Norman Chaudet, who directed drama at James Madison High School. "Norm" formed the VTC after many of the students that he directed wanted to continue to work with him after their graduation and his retirement. Norm started his group with the talented young adults and soon expanded it to include members of the community.

After several years of working with the Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation under Jud Hockman and Barbara Gatterdam, the company was officially chartered by the town in 1982.

VTC grew by leaps and bounds over the next few years, bringing in an abundance of talent on stage and behind the curtain. The company incorporated in 1985 and continues to blossom under the sponsorship of the town of the Vienna.

Today, Vienna Theatre Company is the resident, non-profit performing company at the Vienna Community Center. VTC brings the town of Vienna the opportunity to participate in theater as a viewing audience or as working members of a local theater company dedicated to fine entertainment in the best traditions of community theater.

The Vienna Theatre Company presents a Spring, Summer and Winter production each year at the Vienna Community Center.

Fall Performance Information and Show dates
Vienna Theater Company Presents
Eclectic Essentials
Five Short Plays

Angel At My Door
By John Franceschini
A cantankerous, despondent owner of a bookstore selling used books is down on his luck and intends to take his own life. A cheerful, young woman comes into his shop. She is looking for a father figure and insists that she's going to be his guide to the after life if he commits suicide but would prefer that he not take his life at all.  Who "wins"?

Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap
By Melissa Sim and Jeremy Au Yong
This show, that has nothing to do with overweight young people or kidnapping, has been entertaining audiences in Singapore with quirky observations and wacky takes on current affairs since 2008.  The cast will try to fit 21 plays into 30 minutes, but you decide the order.  The full 60 minute show was well-received when it was performed last August at the Kennedy Center.  This show, created by the Singapore theater group How Drama, isn't afraid to tackle the hard issues: technology, war, love, death and ... penguins.

Save Me A Place at Forest Lawn
By Lorees Yerby
Save Me A Place at Forest Lawn is a small but perceptive slice of the lives of two old women, as they lunch at a cafeteria and face the uncertain interval of life still remaining.

Words, Words, Words
By David Ives
This play is about Kafka, Milton, and Swift three intelligent chimpanzees who are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of a never see Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Hamlet.  The chimps humorously confront and converse with each other in order to understand the purpose of the exercise put upon them.

Mere Morals
By David Ives
Mer Mortals eavesdrops on a lunch hour on a girder 50 stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their pasts.

$14 for adults

Show dates:
October 30, 31 and November 6 and 7 -  8:00 p.m.

Vienna Baptist Church
541 Marshall Rd. SW
Vienna, VA 22180
Please use the side entrance off of Marshall Rd.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Ticket Order Form
Purchase tickets in advance by completing a Ticket Order Form and mailing it along with your payment to the address below or fax to (703) 255-6399.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Vienna Community Center office located at 262 M Cedar Lane, SE, 2nd Floor, Units 4, 6, and 10, Vienna, VA.  Above Subway.

Town of Vienna
Parks and Recreation
ATTN: Ticket Sales- Amy-Jo Hendrix
120 Cherry Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180