Firehouse Theater Announces 20th Anniversary 2013-2014 Season
Firehouse Theater is excited to announce their 2013-14 season, no to mention their 20th anniversary season, and the line up is filled with unique and creative endeavors that are sure to thrill the casual and experienced theater go-er alike. The line up features ”three Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalists and an Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical” according to the Firehouse Press release.
Text below via Firehouse Theater Press release:
POP! Who Shot Andy Warhol? - July 11 – August 10, 2013
This summer, Firehouse will present the sensational musical, POP! Who Shot Andy Warhol? with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs. POP! is an outrageous whodunit musical in which the famous-and infamous-residents of Warhol’s legendary Factory all have motives to pull the trigger. But the pop art icon unravels an even bigger mystery as he confronts not only the prime suspects, but also his art and his own greatest creation: himself. POP! is presented in partnership with Yale Repertory Theatre with music direction by Anthony Smith, choreography by Starr Foster, and starring Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) Award nominee John Mincks as Andy Warhol.
‘night, Mother – September 19 – October 19, 2013
The September season opener, Marsha Norman’s ’night, Mother, explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. This moving, gripping and finally shattering play will be helmed by esteemed New York City and DC actor/director/playwright David Emerson Toney and star RTCC Award nominee Lorri Lindberg.
The Wild Party - November 21 – December 28, 2013
Next is the sizzling musical, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Lippa’s award winning score delivers exhilaration and drive in this story of passions gone mad. Capturing the essence of a bygone era mixed with sounds of the present day, he shows that moral decadence is not just a thing of the past.
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - February 6 – March 8, 2014
In February, Kristoffer Diaz’s Obie Award winner The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity will be Firehouse’s Acts of Faith Festival contribution. Veteran actor/director Barry Bell will bring us this hilarious comedy that explores race, religion and politics in 21st Century America set in a WWE style wrestling ring – yes there will be an actual wrestling ring on the Firehouse stage!
A Streetcar Named Desire - April 17 – May 17, 2014
The 2013-14 season will close with the beloved American classic, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Broadway’s Tawnya Pettiford-Wates will direct this iconic masterpiece of the American theatre. The play follows the beautiful but fading southern belle Blanche du Bois as an unexpected guest of sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s delicate facade slowly disintegrates as she meets her match in the handsome, brutish, and sensual Stanley.
And if these productions weren’t enough to get you pumped, Firehouse will also feature experimental theater in conjunction with the Stage B Theater Company, a Firehouse Dance series produced by Richmond local Starr Foster, and a dramatic work exploring racism called ‘America’ by The Conciliation Project. “Firehouse Theatre Project is thrilled to collaborate with such a diverse group of artists,” said Laura Cliburn in a press release. ”And looks forward to bringing their talents to the patrons of Richmond and Central Virginia.”
For tickets and season memberships, call 804.355.2001 or purchase online at www.firehousetheatre.org. Regular subscriptions are $105 adults, $85 seniors 65+, and $50 students and military members with valid identification. Earlybird specials available now!
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