After 12 years of bringing award-winning theater to Alexandria, the Tapestry Theatre Company will be closing it’s doors after it’s final production at the end of May.
Citing an increasing difficulty in recruiting technical help, Tapestry’s board of directors decided to cease operations after it’s final 2008 season ends on May 24.
Founded in 1995 with the goal of bringing classic theater to Alexandria, Tapestry’s inaugural production was Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
Since then, Tapestry has produced classical and contemporary works, performed in numerous theater festivals and showcased award-winning original plays.
As a tribute to it’s original mission, Tapestry’s final production will be another Shakespeare classic, Richard III, the story of the villainous deeds of a murderously scheming king.
Tapestry’s farewell staging of Richard III runs from May 9-24 at the Nannie J. Lee Center in Old Town. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the show and reservations are not necessary.
Once Tapestry closes it’s doors for productions, it is planning to hold a garage sale to liquidate various props, costumes and stage boxes, with the proceeds going to the Northern Virginia Theater Alliance Scholarship Fund.
For more information, call 703-960-3398 or visit www.tapestrytheatre.com.