02/05/2013 04:42 pm ET Updated Apr 07, 2013

Here Is What Happens When You See A Play At The Scientology Center | Theater | Washingtonian

If the extensive Tinseltown real estate holdings and roster of proud celebrity members didn't tip you off, the Church of Scientology seems to have a bit of a thing for aligning itself with Hollywood glamour, and its fully loaded Washington outpost is no exception. The 16th Street Scientology Center, which made waves when it opened in 2009 thanks to its curious name ("Ideal Org") and the traffic snarls it caused, hosted a performance by the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Age Theater Friday night. While there was no Tom Cruise cameo, the free performance offered the chance to see entertainment industry fandom onstage--as well as a peek inside the controversial (and litigious) religion.

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