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SIX MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS!
ONE EXCITING NEW FESTIVAL!
& DOZENS OF SPECIAL EVENTS!
By Joshua Harmon
Direction by Matt Shofner
September 13 - September 29
Perpetually single Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they do. From the critically-acclaimed writer who brought you Bad Jews. Featuring Deejay Gray, Kelsey Cordrey, Jessi Johnson, Mallory Keene, Matt Polson, Dan Cimo, and Jacqueline Jones. [Produced in association with Richmond Triangle Players]
A DOLL'S HOUSE
By Henrik Ibsen
Direction by Josh Chenard
December 6 - December 22
The slamming of the front door at the end of Ibsen’s delicate and electrifying play shatters the romantic masquerade of Nora and Torvald’s marriage, where they have deceived themselves and each other into thinking they are happy. Ibsen’s 1879 play shocked its first audiences with its radical insights into the social roles of husband and wife. His portrayal of his flawed heroine, Nora, remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of late-nineteenth century women. Featuring Katrinah Carol Lewis as Nora and Landon Nagel as Torvald.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Direction by Deejay Gray
Music Direction by JS Fauquet
February 14 – March 16
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! Featuring Alexander Sapp, Bianca Bryan, Matt Polson, Mallory Keene, William Anderson, Kelsey Cordrey, Audra Honaker, and Matt Shofner. [Produced as part of the 2019 Acts of Faith Festival]
THE WOMEN'S THEATRE FESTIVAL
Direction by Carol Piersol, Debra Clinton, Shanea N. Taylor, and Melissa Rayford
March 27 – April 20
With the increased focus on Women’s Rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the #MeToo movement, this festival aims to celebrate, champion, and advance women’s rights, women’s stories, and the work of female theatre artists in Richmond. Over the course of four weeks, we will bring to the Richmond stage, stories of women overcoming strife, finding their voice and making their place in the world. 4 Weeks… 4 Companies… 4 Fantastic Shows:
Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard
Produced by 5th Wall Theatre, directed by Carol Piersol, starring Haliya Roberts
Golda’s Balcony by William Gibson
Produced by the Weinstein JCC, directed by Debra Clinton, starring Jacqueline Jones
Message from a Slave by Margarette Joyner
Produced by The Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company, directed by Shanea N. Taylor, starring Pamela Archer-Shaw
Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck
Produced by TheatreLAB, directed by Melissa Rayford, starring Maggie Bavolack.
Also running in association with the festival: In My Chair written and performed by Eva DeVirgilis. Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company. Performing at the Theatre Gym March 2-31, 2019. Tickets for this show start at $35.
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Direction by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
May 16 – June 1
Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful octoroon. But the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans—for both Terrebonne and Zoe. In 1859, a famous Irishman wrote this play about slavery in America. Now an American tries to write his own. Winner of the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play.
By Clare Barron
Direction by Maggie Roop
July 11 – August 3
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.
Winner of the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize! Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
[DANCE NATION replaces formerly announced XANADU. Contact Artistic Director Deejay Gray at with any questions!]
A World Premiere By Dante Piro
Direction by Chelsea Burke
August 15 – August 31
Light Lord’s Job is simple: stop The Hero in his tracks. Unfortunately for Light Lord, he’s in a video game, and technically a bad guy – which means The Hero gets as many tries as he needs to win. Which wouldn’t be a big deal if Light Lord wasn’t remembering every. Single. Time. LEVEL 4 is an existential drama that explores how relationships change over time – and how difficult it can be to leave friends behind once we’ve outgrown them. With a cast of eccentric and ultimately human characters, LEVEL 4 offers a pixelated world with a story that hits close to home.
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