Arlington Friends of the Drama

Amici! Amigos! Friends! What a great season we had

Huge congrats and warm hugs to all our friends who worked so tirelessly this past season to mount four wonderful productions.

Hope you were lucky enough to catch:

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Very funny, with beautiful singing and choreography, and a touching end.
  • An Inspector Calls
    Beautiful costumes, fascinating set, great acting and directing all added up to a compelling and timely play.
  • Sunset Boulevard
    Featuring bravura performances and stunning stagecraft, the production earned raves from happy audiences.
  • The Graduate
    Innovative set design, solid comedic acting, fun costumes — it was an audience pleaser.

Plus, we had a film festival, a holiday performance from a guest artist, and we’re still planning our short play festival! What a year.

Please join us for the next season, which promises to keep going on our track record of community theater at its best.

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Cheers to our “Graduate” on opening night

Every opening night ends with our lively champagne reception, and we did it again Friday evening. Audience was packed, and loving the performances.

Congrats to everyone for a great show! Four last chances to catch it.

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Director Joe Stallone (l)


Mr Braddock (Tom Formicola) (l)


Mary Mark Hummon (l)

Audiences love “The Graduate”!

You will, too. No performance today, in honor of the Mrs’s in the play and elsewhere.

But join us this coming Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.

Happy Mrs Robinson Day!

High honors to our own “Graduate” — commences this Friday!

AFD is all hands deck in the run up to opening night of “The Graduate” on May 12! It’s getting electric in the theater as all the pieces fall into place: costumes, lighting, set, and acting!

Join us for a steamy and funny evening. And remember: In honor of Mrs. Robinson, no performance on Mother’s Day, Sunday. Instead, join us next Thursday.

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Dominic Berger and Karen Fanale steam it up on stage…


Dominic and Karen


Dominic and Tom Formicola



Great lighting from our designer Greg Mancusi Ungaro

Finishing the hat… er, the set…

You know that mounting a play is a huge endeavor that involves a WHOLE lot of people — and time, effort, paint, nails…

We’re polishing all the bits for the upcoming production of “The Graduate” — opens NEXT FRIDAY! so it’s all hands on deck. JOIN US! Check out the play. Volunteer with us.

This is NOT Graduate the movie…

The play version of “The Graduate” is a different animal altogether. It’s still funny, and trenchant, but it’s also dark and touching — AND it’s much more about the women in Benjamin Braddock’s world.

There’s Elaine, who plays a much bigger, and more proactive, role in her own life. (In the movie she was more of a symbol of innocent girlhood than a real person.)

And then there’s Mrs. Robinson. She’s still seducing, and drinking, but she’s also a deeply desperate and frustrated person. She left college to get married when she got pregnant. Her daughter has left home. She spends her days silently and drunkenly raging.

What’s more, there’s much more story about this mother and daughter, which is some of the best stuff in the play.

Do catch it — it’s not the movie, and it’s a fascinating piece of work.




Putting together the pieces for “The Graduate”

Every production takes a lot of time, talent, and treasure. For the next opening in May, cast and crew have been logging plenty hours at the theatre –rehearsing, blocking, building, sewing, and more.

It’s already making us laugh; we welcome you to join us in May to catch the full thing!

Buy tickets.


Friday, May 12 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 13 at 8 PM
Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 19 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 21 at 4 PM

No show Sunday, May 14 due to Mother’s Day.