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Kirsten Obadal

Kirsten Obadal

Kiki Obadal writes from Old Town Alexandria on a variety of lifestyle subjects in her column, "Meanderings". She has written for community media for several years, including the Old Town Crier and the Alexandria Times, and most recently for Local Kicks. On Local Kicks, watch for "Meanderings" and Kiki's articles about local leaders and events.

Articles By Kirsten Obadal

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Little Theatre Rocks with 'Hairspray'
Jul 25,2011

Break out the Aqua Mist and run, do not walk, to the Little Theatre of Alexandria for its spectacular production of the sixties-based musical, "Hairspray." This production is huge, over the top, and out of the ball park. It is a feel-good production for all ages over about 13. The plot line

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Lovers of British Comedy, This is your play..
Jun 06,2011

Lovers of British comedy, don't miss this. The little Theater knocks the ball out of the park with "Move over Mrs. Markham." The play is set in early 1970's England, in the home of a very upwardly mobile, upper middle class couple. Never has more fun been poked at bourgeois affectations and the things people

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Little Theater rocking with laughter in [Title of Show]
May 03,2011

Not since Mrs. Malaprop have so many puns been strung together, along with references to pop culture and a remarkable mastery of slang, that colloquial language that one must really be a cultural insider to understand. If [Title of Show] is anything, it is a continuous play on words to delight the linguistic sides of our brains.


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Vignettes from a Saudi Journey
Mar 30,2011

My plane descends through a yellow cloud of dust—a sandstorm has engulfed Riyadh on my arrival. I am struck by the newness of everything, and by the number of construction projects along the road as my driver takes me to the compound where I will live. I am to teach at a women’s university as part of the English department faculty

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Little Theater takes us to Wales with the Widdershins
Mar 07,2011

Wales, 1902. An entire family has disappeared and it is the job of Inspector Ruffing to find them. But this quickly becomes something much more than an ordinary whodunit, although it is certainly that. The avant garde script has a stream of consciousness quality, and characters delve into mysticism, Druidic ritual, and the occult.

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AT THE THEATRE/The Visit's Dark Comedy of Morals
Oct 26,2010

What would you do for money? What would you do for a really obscene amount of money? Can anything really be bought, including one’s conscience? Playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt poses this question in The Visit, a dark comedy of morals that opened at the Little theater of Alexandria on Saturday, October 23. The play will run through Nov. 13.


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Glimpses of the Moon Lights the Night at Metro Stage
Oct 05,2010

Carolyn Griffin has done it again. The Old Town theatre impresario presents Glimpses of the Moon, a Jazz Age Musical based on the novel by Edith Wharton, with music by John Mercurio and lyrics by Tajlei Levis. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.,

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THEATRE/Little Theatre’s 'Nude with Violin' a Sophisticated Crowd Pleaser
Sep 15,2010

It is 1954 in Paris, and noted artist Paul Sorodin has just passed away. The primly black-clad family members gather and begin to discuss the estate. The deceased’s estranged wife is Gayle Nichols-Grimes; other family members include Elizabeth Keith, Rick Andersen, and Elizabeth Heir. Their formality and propriety are contrasted effectively



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