Join Fifth Wall Theatre as they announce their new season next Tuesday, 4/28
5th Wall Theatre will launch its sophomore season in a “huge” way with the 2nd Annual preview + party fundraiser at the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Tuesday, April 28.
For Associate Artistic Director Billy Christopher Maupin, picking a highlight of 5th Wall Theatre’s inaugural season was difficult. “It’s been a very challenging, yet ridiculously awe-inspiring year.”
“The biggest highlight of our first season was the generous outpouring of support from all kinds of places: from our board to the audience to the donors to the actors, designers, and technicians, and from the other theatres and other colleagues that run those theatres,” he said after a bit of nudging.
What is he most looking forward to in the sophomore season? Tuesday night’s “fabulous” event.
Richmond actress Eva DeVirgilis (currently starring in Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare’s Sam and Carol) will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.
As an actress DeVirgilis “[goes] where the work is!” She has found fellow RVA actors to be “so inspiring and supportive” and finds that the Richmond theaters “are doing extraordinary work.”
Of 5th Wall, DeVirgilis boasts “[Artistic Director Carol Piersol] and [Maupin] are true artists who are obsessed with bringing great art, vast culture and uncensored creativity to RVA.”
The evening will also feature the incomparable singer, actor and cabaret performer Georgia Rogers Farmer, who is “proud to support 5th Wall and all of Richmond theatre.” Farmer is excited about the “thriving Richmond theatre community” and is inspired and “constantly surprised and interested in all the ideas and projects in this area.”
The star-studded evening includes special guest appearances by singer/songwriter Psalm Swarr and recording artist and musical theatre performer Desiree Roots and will showcase some of Richmond’s finest performers including stars from The Lyons, Angels in America, Fiddler on the Roof, The Human Terrain, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and many more.
Kim Fox, Music Director, guitarist Grant Oliver, drummer Bentley Cobb and Maupin have orchestrated what promises to be a “varied evening of [delightful] entertainment”
5th Wall’s 2nd Annual preview + party promises to be a true celebration of the vibrancy of the arts in Richmond.
DeVirgilis believes that 5th Wall’s contribution to the arts is profound with “productions that stimulate all the senses – that may make you laugh, make you question, make you angry-which in turn will make you grow. That’s what I want out of a night at the theatre.”
If that’s what you want out of a night of theatre, too, then come join this bevy of Richmond’s finest and find out just what’s in store for season two.
VIP tickets are $100 and include a private reception with the stars, hors d’oeuvres and accompanying drink voucher, premium stage-proximate seating, early access to the silent auction and the two-hour show. Patron tickets are $50 and include the drink voucher, premium seating and show. And the cost for show-only tickets is $20.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting: www.5thWallTheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
The Hippodrome Theatre is located at 528 N. 2nd Street, Richmond, VA.
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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