Opening this Wednesday, the Richmond Triangle Players, bring their Acts of Faith offering to the stage at 1300 Altamont Avenue.
The docu-musical chronicles the rise of the mega-church movement in Colorado Springs and the fall of one of its most charismatic leaders. Theater group the Civilians, conducted interview with Colorado Springs locals that were affected by the church’s growth.
The play covers the aftermath left when news broke of New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard engaging in sex with a male prostitute. The musical has received critical acclaim from the New York Times – “engaging, inquisitive and moving work of theater,” and kudos from the Washington Post – “smart and evocative … musical storytelling is born again!”
Richmond Triangle Players’ production is directed by artistic director John Knapp with musical direction by Kim Fox and features roles performed by Lanaya Burnette, Jason Campbell and Scott Melton.
This Beautiful City will perform Thursday through Saturday evenings through February 5 at 8 pm, with two Sunday matinees at 4 pm on January 23 and 30; there will be a special “Acts of Faith” talkback directly following the January 23 matinee. For tickets and showtimes, visit www.rtriangle.org.
Tonight at 5:30 pm across the country, an estimated 700 theaters will participate in an event called The Ghostlight Project. On the eve of the 45th Presidential inauguration, ranging from Broadway to regional academic or community theaters, people will gather to symbolically create light for what they perceive as dark times ahead. Theaters like Virginia [...]