Triangle Players Announce New Season
The Richmond Triangle Players have announced their 2010-2011 season. From the Triangle Players:
September 15 – October 9, 2010
THE BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman
Set in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles follows the lives and loves of Laura, Beth and Beebo as they navigate uncharted territories of desire. Beth and Laura, secret lovers in college, went separate ways after graduation. Beth married and had children; Laura moved to New York. Both pine for each other, but before they can reunite, they find themselves entangled in the web of Beebo Brinker, a butch denizen of the bars with a soft spot for young lesbians fresh off the bus and Jack, a flamboyant fop with caustic wit.. Adapted from the 1950′s and 1960′s lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon, and a 2008 off-Broadway smash, the play celebrates the era when “the love that dares not speak its name” began breaking the old rules.
November 17 – December 11, 2010
COMFORT AND JOY by Jack Heifner
It’s the Christmas season in the Hollywood Hills. Scott and Tony, a happily married couple, find themselves in the middle of a holiday disaster. Scott’s recently widowed, demanding mother arrives from Texas convinced that her son is really straight. Tony’s brother, recently thrown out by his wife, is camped out on the sofa threatening suicide. Tony’s sister arrives unexpectedly from South America in a very pregnant condition. And into this holiday whirlwind descends an unusual fairy – yes, a real one — who teaches the family about love, hope and forgiveness. Written by the author of the modern classic Vanities and RTP’s smash hit Key West, Comfort and Joy is inventive and hilarious, fast-moving, and ultimately, touching way to spend the holidays
January 12 – February 5, 2011, part of the ACTS OF FAITH festival
THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY created by The Civilians; written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis, from interviews by the company; music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
While theater group The Civilians were conducting interviews with people in Colorado Springs involved with or affected by the growth of the mega-church movement, and the battle raging over gay marriage, the scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard, which shook the entire city. The ensuing events provided the play’s creators with an unprecedented opportunity to capture an important event as it was taking place, and provided the people of Colorado Springs with the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns as events unfolded. This Beautiful City is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape.
March 30 – April 23, 2011
DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND by Buddy Thomas
Flying Saucers! Backstabbing Bitches! Muscle Hunks and Men in Pumps! Buddy Thomas, author of RTP’s The Crumple Zone, has written a deliriously campy sci-fi spoof that is naughty, gleeful fun, recalling not only the paranoid world of the 1950s, but the legendary drag romps of Charles Ludlam and Charles Busch. Wake up and smell the alien invasion in this outrageous comedy, nominated for 2010 GLAAD award.
May 10 – June 4, 2011
A NEW BRAIN, book by William Finn and James Lapine; Music and Lyrics by William Finn
By the Tony-award winning authors of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.
And RTP Subscribers Will Have the Chance to Buy Tickets Before They Go On Sale to the General Public to:
February 24 – March 19, 2011, part of the ACTS OF FAITH festival
Produced in collaboration with Henley Street Theater Company
THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT by Stephen Guirgus
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot depicts a hypothetical court case over the ultimate fate of Judas Iscariot. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, the play uses flashbacks to an imagined childhood, and lawyers who call for the testimonies of such witnesses as Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ and Satan. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and text of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.
In praise of ‘Hand Grenades’ at RTP, where gay is so normal that it can be ordinary (last performance tonight!)
The day is here that even gay drama can be run of the mill and television ready for the Lifetime channel.October 11, 2016
- ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at RTP dramatizes the 1950s lavender scare with important results, September 30, 2016
- RTP’s ‘Perfect Arrangement’ aims to make America gay again, September 27, 2016
- Phil Crosby on Richmond Triangle Players’ 2016-2017 Season and the importance of gay theatre: “We are all storytellers”, September 13, 2016
- Governor’s School GSA Conference returns to Richmond to educate and offer safe social space for LGBTQ youth
- VCU Theatre grad working backstage on ‘Hamilton’ shares inside look at Tony-award winning production
- Tech firm to open new office with 700+ jobs in RVA instead of NC because of HB2
- RVA’s LGBTQ Halloween 2016 Party list
- ‘Boys for Pele’ set for 20th anniversary re-release, soothe your breakups all over again come mid-November