5th Wall Theatre announces 2015-16 season line up in style
5th Wall Theatre pulled out all the stops and announced its second season in grand style at the Hippodrome on April 28, 2015.
With special appearances by Georgia Rogers Farmer, Desiree Roots and Psalm Swarr and hosted by Master of Ceremonies Eva DeVirgilis, the event was a star-studded, fantastical celebration of the arts.
Outstanding musical numbers plus memorable highlight performances from Season One, along with titillating glimpses into the productions for Season Two, provided for an extraordinary night of entertainment.
For VIP ticket holders the evening started with a reception with the night’s stars, and a silent auction with incredible prizes including exotic vacations, gift certificates to local restaurants/retailers, artwork and jewelry, and one-of-a-kind crafts from Rogers Farmer.
The 2015-2016 season is going to be top notch. Here’s the line-up:
CARRIE THE MUSICAL – music by Michael Gore/Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen based on Stephen King’s classic horror novel.
This “hot summer musical” will get the season off to a sizzling start. Carrie is a bullied misfit who discovers special powers. Don’t push her too far . . . or else. The teaser for the show was a knock-em-out-of-the-park performance of song “Carrie” sung by Brittany D. Simmons. Wow!
July 9 – August 8, 2015 at RVA Event Space
Full price – $32
Subscribers – $26
UNCANNY VALLEY – By Thomas Gibbons
Just what does it mean to be human? Neuroscientist Claire works with artificial being Julian to help him become human. With current research and a “not so distant [vision of the] future” the play asks ethical questions about our own mortality and how far we’ll go to live forever. The mesmerizing teaser was performed by Chandler Hubbard and Jody Smith Strickler.
September 10 – October 3, 2015 at HATTheatre
Full Price – $28
Subscribers – $21
UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS – by Israel Horvitz
This is family drama at its most intense. This “memory play” tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family dominated by a “paranoid and pathologically jealous father.” I’m still thinking about the teaser performance by Audra Honaker, Alan Sader, Eric Scott Evans, Evan Nasteff, Pat Walker and Zoe Cotzias. Powerful stuff.
January 22 – February 13, 2016 coproduced with CAT Theatre.
Full Price – $25
Subscribers – $19
BODY AWARENESS – by Annie Baker
It’s incredibly awkward when a mother confronts her teenage son about his masturbation habits. This comedy by Obie Award winner Baker pits partners Phyllis and Joyce against their possibly autistic son. The play touches on “sexuality, identity, role modeling and political-correctness.” The teaser performed by Daniel Kunkel and Melissa Johnston Price was hysterical and moving.
April 20 – May 14, 2016 coproduced with Richmond Triangle Players
Full Price – $30
Subscribers – $21
For season subscriptions call 804.359.2003 or visit 5thWallTheatre.org.
Julie Harthill Clayton is an out and proud bisexual with a passion for reading, writing . . . and NOT arithmetic. Her work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Internet Review of Books, Curve Magazine, Lambda Literary and more. She is working on her first novel - Two Tickets to Freedom - a semi-autobiographical queer coming-of-age tale. A paralegal by day, Julie spends her free time knitting, writing, and reading anything she can get her hands on. She lives in Richmond with her partner, local artist David Turner, and their mischievous and loving hunting dog, Max.
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