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Best Theatrical Mainstay
There's not a lot of theater in Alameda, and some companies have closed or moved elsewhere. One constant is Altarena Playhouse, which has been producing shows since 1939, and in the same spot since 1957. As a community theater, it presents a mix of heartwarming dramas and comedies, small-scale musicals, and occasionally more audacious offerings. For the last two summers, it has presented "Alternative Altarena" world premieres by Alameda playwrights. The company is currently in flux after the recent departure of artistic director Clay David, but after 78 seasons, Altarena isn't going anywhere.