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Stretch, 2010

Alda Cortese

Member since 1976

Alda Cortese has been with People’s Light since 1976, first appearing in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage at the Yellow Springs Center for the Performing Arts in Chester Springs. She has since appeared in nearly 100 productions with this theatre including Humble Boy, The Foreigner, Jack & the Beanstalk, The O’Connor Girls, The Miser (for which she received a Barrymore nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress), String of Pearls, and Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire. Other roles: Doll Common in Playhouse Creatures, June in He Held Me Grand, Agnes in A Delicate Balance, and the Grandmother in The Little Red Riding Hood Show. Alda also serves as Literary Manager for People’s Light.