VA Rep announces 2015-2016 Season at Theatre Gym
Full frontal nudity, the struggle for civil rights, and the bonding of an unlikely pair are set to blow away audiences over the next year thanks to VA Repertory Theater’s 2015-2016 Season.
The three-play lineup is sure to offer something for everyone. Anna Johnson, Cadence Theatre Company’s Artistic and Managing Director, said the choice of plays came from their artistic merit and exploration of the human condition.
“We are excited beyond belief to bring these important stories to Richmond audiences,” said Johnson, who promised some exciting collaborations between her theatre and various organizations such as Amaranth Contemporary Dance, VCU Dance and The Acts of Faith Festival. “We are honored to share these important works written by some of the world’s greatest leaders of contemporary theatre.”
Check out the 2015-26 lineup below with details via VA Rep:
Equus by Peter Shaffer
November 5-28, 2015, with two previews on November 5 and 6
In Association with Amaranth Contemporary Dance and VCU Dance. This whirlwind thriller brushes the Apollonian and Dionysian conflict between logical reasoning and chaotic emotional obsession as a psychiatrist endeavors to comprehend his young patient’s shocking brutality. This gripping international cornerstone is the winner of the 1975 Drama Desk Award: Best Play; Tony Award: Best Play; New York Drama Critics Circle: Best Play. Contains full nudity. Recommended age range: 18 +
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
February 18-March 12, 2016, with two previews on February 18 and 19/
Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
4000 Miles by Amy Herzog
April 28-May 21, 2016, with two previews on April 28 and 29.
4000 Miles is a beautifully spun, comedic, heart-wrenching story between an elderly woman and her 21 year old grandson who seeks respite from a recent tragedy. His visit extends until the unlikely pair build a loving familial bond from the ground up and healing begins. Winner of the 2013 Obie Award: Best New American Play; 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Subscriptions and packages are currently available for an affordable price of $75. Visit Cadence Theatre Company’s website at www.cadencetheatre.org to download a subscription form, or call (804) 233-4894.
Single tickets will be available July 1st at (804) 282-2620, or at www.virginiarep.org.
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