PULP Returns This Week
PULP, the popular-lesbian cabaret performance that landed in Richmond last year, has returned for a two-week engagement starting Thursday night.
From the Richmond Triangle Players:
Richmond, VA – RTP’s revival of its smash-hit production of PULP, playwright Patricia Kane’s noir parody of old movies and the lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950’s, will open on Thursday, July 8 at 8 pm at Richmond Triangle Players’ theater at 1300 Altamont Avenue in Richmond.
Directed by RTP Artistic Director John Knapp, and with music by Amy Warren and Andre Pluess, the production will play for eight performances only, over two weekends.
Patricia Kane’s smart, funny and sexy play takes place in the 1950s at “The Well,” Chicago’s most notorious and popular lesbian bar, featuring nightly cabaret jazz, drag kings, and performances by its sultry and seductive owner, the mysterious Miss Vivian. In walks the confident Terry, fresh from a tour in the WACs, searching for true love – even if it’s temporary.
Despite her fascination with Miss Vivian, Terry gets sidetracked with the luscious redhead Bing, who gets what she wants regardless of the cost. Terry also makes good friends with “The Well”’s head bartender, Pepper, who has a crush on Winny, one of the new drag kings who has a secret.
Set against the backdrop of the post-war era, ablaze with the punchy style of pulp fiction, and with a nod to the great films noir that starred Barbara Stanwyck and Lana Turner, PULP is sultry, sassy and totally over the top.
The entire cast from RTP’s original production of PULP returns for this revival. Jeanie Rule, recently featured in RTP’s acclaimed Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, is the mysterious Miss Vivian, while well known singer-actress Amy Henderson, who appeared in RTP’s Sordid Lives, plays Pepper. Christy Mullins plays the central role of Terry, Holly Lucas the seductive Bing, and Renee Coates plays the dual roles of Sarge and Winny.
Set design is by John Knapp, costume coordination is by Larin Brink after the original designs by Maureen Periera, and lighting design by K. Jenna Ferree. Aliycia Ayoub is the stage manager.
Opening on Thursday, July 8, PULP will perform Thursday through Saturday evenings through July 17 at 8 pm, with two Sunday matinees at 4 pm on July 11 and July 18. Reserved seat tickets ($25 for Fridays and Saturdays; $20 for Thursdays and Sundays) can be purchased online at RTP’s web site at www.rtriangle.org or by calling the RTP Ticket hotline at 804-346-8113.
And on Sunday, July 11, the talented ladies of PULP show will perform in a special post-show cabaret beginning at 7:30 pm. The evening of songs, laughter, after dinner drinks and decadent desserts, will also feature an exciting raffle for a chance to win one of five terrific gift baskets –for the pet owner, the food connoisseur, the gardener, the gym rat, and the romantic. Tickets for this post-show event are just $15 — and each ticket includes one free raffle entry.
RTP’s new theater at 1300 Altamont Avenue is a 4000-square foot performing arts facility accommodating flexible seating arrangements for up to 90 patrons. The building features fully ADA-compliant access and comfortable restrooms, as well as a generous bar, and catering capability, and will also be made available for cabaret performances and private events.
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