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The Little Theatre of Alexandria returns to full capacity

On September 11, 2020, The Little Theatre of Alexandria held its first show since the pandemic started in March, 2020. (Staff photo by James Cullum)

The Little Theatre of Alexandria is back to full strength. After two-and-a-half years of Covid restrictions, the theatre returned to full capacity on June 27.

The venue will still require proof of full Covid vaccinations for theatergoers, who must still wear masks indoors during performances.

“We will no longer be holding out every 3rd seat for social distancing,” LTA announced on its website. “However, we will still be requiring proof of full COVID vaccination AND wearing a mask indoors, including during the performance. This policy applies to all persons, regardless of age.”

The pandemic forced the theater to close for six months — from March to September of 2020, followed by nearly two years of restricted seating.

As for performances, from July 23 (next Saturday) to August 13, LTA will next present “Something Rotten,” an award-winning musical farce set in Renaissance-era England.

In the musical, brothers Nigel and Nick Bottom have to exist in the same universe as The Bard, and wear their hearts on ruffled sleeves — with a colorful cast of supporting characters.