Former Firehouse Theatre AD Piersol Launches New Theater Company
Former Firehouse Theatre Artistic Director Carol Piersol is back with a new theater company and board of directors and they’ve got their opening season all laid out.
Joe Walton, Vice President;
Don Baker, Secretary; Lisa Kotula,
Treasurer; Jacob H. Rooksby,
Legal Counsel; Stacie Birchett;
Stuart A. Broth;Harry Kollatz, Jr.; Dennis Lieberman; Sara Marsden; Billy Christopher Maupin; Carol Piersol; Lorraine Tracy; Pat Vastano; Vivian Keasler; and Amy Wight
The 5th Wall season begins with the second production of acclaimed and mysterious playwright Jane Martin’s H2O. A “riveting” and “mind-blowing” play that follows a young actress as she auditions for a young movie star who has been cast as Hamlet on Broadway, H20 runs September 4 – 27, 2014 at Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Theatre Gym.
The next show in 5th Wall’s inaugural season is a new production of Nicky Silver’s recent smash hit, The Lyons, a quirky, dark comedy in which the Lyons family tries to find their way through dysfunction to
discover love and peace. The Lyons runs January 15 – February 7, 2015.
Concluding the season is the second production of The Human Terrain by emerging playwright Jennifer Blackmer. The Human Terrain, which will receive its world premiere in St. Louis this fall, is the story of an anthropologist hired to study the culture of the Iraqi people to report back to the U.S. military. Through the course of her work, she befriends an Iraqi woman who is later implicated in a tragic bombing. The Human Terrain will run March 19 – April 9, 2015 at a venue to be announced.
It more largely illuminates how hard it can be to forge both a satisfying career and a fulfilling personal life in an era that seems to demand superhuman achievement from everyone.September 19, 2016
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