Richmond Triangle Players announces 2015-16 season
Six years in, and RTP is still one of the best places in town for amazing RVA Theatre, and if today’s 2015-16 season is any insight into the next six years, I’m sure it’ll be around way beyond that.
“This wonderful, warm, and welcoming space has enabled us to open our doors to a much wider and diverse audience than ever before,” said RTP’s Managing Director Philip Crosby. ”People of all ages and lifestyles look at RTP as one of their favorite places to gather with friends – old or new – and see a terrific production.”
This year’s line up includes explorations of equality, identity, affection and family across sexual orientation and gender spectrums – and it continues to be the only Mid-Atlantic theatre to do so!
Have a look at the line up below, we details on season tickets at the bottom.
July 22 – August 15, 2015
Psycho Beach Party
by Charles Busch
Directed by Penny Ayn Maas
Imagine Gidget crossed with The Three Faces of Eve and Mommie Dearest! Chicklet, a perky teenager in Malibu Beach circa 1962, wants to learn to surf and join a group of beach bums led by the great Kanaka. Unfortunately, she suffers from split personalities. Among them is a black check out girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind! “Fiendishly funny! Zany!”” – Associated Press.
October 7-31, 2015
Buyer & Cellar
by Jonathan Tolins
Directed by Dawn A. Westbrook
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. A fantasy inspired by Barbra Streisand’s book My Passion for Design. “Fantastically funny!” – The New York Post.
Winner Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award.
November 18 – December 19, 2015
Christmas on the Rocks
Conceived by Rob Ruggiero; written by John Cariani, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lammare, Matthew Lombardo, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez and Jonathan Tolins
Directed by Dexter Ramey
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist. It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up! Tiny Tim, Charlie Brown, Cindy Lou Who and a host of others pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.
February 24 – March 19, 2016
The Lazarus Syndrome
by Bruce Ward; directed by Keith Fitzgerald
part of the Acts of Faith Festival
A former concert pianist who now teaches lessons at the local YMCA, Elliott has spent most of his adult life as a person living with AIDS. He struggles with the emotional toll of Lazarus Syndrome, a medical diagnosis for the survivor’s guilt for continuing to live while so many of his friends have passed. A quiet evening is suddenly interrupted with the unexpected arrival of his brother and father, who arrive carrying Manischewitz, homemade matzo ball soup and family baggage. “A quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be … rare beauty that manages to be moving without melodrama, heartbreaking without hysteria” – DC MetroWeekly
April 20 – May 14, 2016
by Annie Baker; directed by Carol Piersol
a co-production with 5th Wall Theatre Project
A wonderful comedy from the Obie Award-winning author of Circle Mirror Transformation. It’s Body Awareness Week at Vermont’s Shirley College, and partners Phyllis and Joyce, and their possibly autistic son Jared, are rocked by a visiting photographer and his ‘male gaze.’ As sexuality, identity, role modeling and political-correctness get stirred up, the results are both touching and hilarious.
June 15 – July 16, 2016
The Boy from Oz
by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright; based on the life and songs of Peter Allen
Directed by Justin Amellio
Born in a small town in the Australian outback, Peter Allen made his entertainment debut at the age of 5, was later was discovered by the legendary Judy Garland, and married her daughter Liza Minnelli. As his career skyrocketed, Allen wrote dozens of hit songs (one of which won an Oscar), and performed to adoring, sell-out crowds at Radio City Music Hall. But he also struggled with his sexuality, lost a lover to AIDs (which would later claim him as well), and gambled his career on what would be a notable Broadway flop. Allen’s extraordinary life eventually became a major musical, first in Australia and later on Broadway and around the world. RTP’s production will mark its mid-Atlantic debut!
And make sure you check our web site at www.rtriangle.org for our cabaret nights, special events, and performers checking in from all over the country!
RTP’s subscription season will begin on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Subscriptions are on sale to renewing subscribers now, and will be available to the general public on May 15; individual tickets go on sale four weeks prior to each opening night. Prices range from $135-$150 for the six-play season.
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