January 31 - February 9, 2019
Talkback February 2
Hickory Hill Community Center
3000 East Belt Boulevard
Richmond, VA, 23234
Message from A Slave
by Margarette Joyner
Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company
This riveting story, starring Pamela Archer-Shaw is told by a young, slave woman in the first act and her daughter picks up the story in the second have of the play. The journey takes us on this woman's life of freedom into slavery and all the trials and tribulations that entailed. Her 100 year old daughter's life then unfolds with lessons learned as she speaks from the heart while challenging the audience's personal growth. There are very sensitive topics discussed, so the age range we suggest would be mature 13 and up with parental guidance.
March 12 and 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Talkback Discussion March 12
Performances at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free and open admission - no tickets or reservations required
Life Lessons and Laughs: Episodes from "Our Miss Brooks"
On the Air Radio Players
On the Air Radio Players strive to bring you an old time radio show as it was presented in radio's heyday--that is, live in front of a studio audience. "Our Miss Brooks" was an American sitcom starring Eve Arden as a sardonic high-school English teacher at fictional Madison High School. It began as a radio show broadcast on CBS from 1948 to 1957. When the show was adapted to television (1952–56), it became one of the medium's earliest hits. In 1956, the sitcom was adapted for the big screen in the film of the same name. These episodes from the radio show broadcast feature Miss Brooks and her students learning valuable life lessons both in and outside of the classroom!
Free and open admission to the general public - no tickets or reservations required. On The Air Radio Players are sponsored by the County of Henrico Division of Recreation & Parks.
March 15 – 24, 2019
Fridays, Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2:30 pm
Talkbacks after both Sunday performances
Performances held at CAT Theatre
319 North Wilkinson Road
Richmond, VA . 23227
Tickets at 804-554-0595 or www.rivercitycommunityplayers.com
A Red Plaid Shirt
by Michael Wilmot
River City Community Players
This comedy explores finding meaning in life when you have only previously defined yourself by your career. Two friends fill the void by retirement in different ways: Marty decides he wants to explore the open road on a Harley while Fred decides to pay more attention to his health, inventing many new ailments along the way. With a “subtle redirection” from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem (which may or may not include a homemade coffin) they find the right track…eventually.
March 29, 30 and April 5, 6 at 7pm; March 30 and April 6 at 2pm
Talkback following each performance
Gayton Kirk Presbyterian
11421 Gayton Rd
Henrico, VA 23238
by Brian Friel
3 Penny Theatre
In “MOLLY SWEENEY” Brian Friel, Ireland’s master storyteller (Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations, Philadelphia, Here I Come) has devised a riveting contemporary drama about our faith in medicine and the terrible consequences of a medical miracle.
Molly Sweeney of Ballybeg, Ireland has been blind since infancy, but that’s never kept her from living a full and happy life. She’s known the world and nurtured her imagination through touch, sound, taste, and smell. Molly is content in her world of darkness, but her husband, Frank, dreams his wife will see again. And when he finds a once famous star surgeon who agrees to attempt to restore his wife’s sight, Molly’s vision of her life is forever changed. When the bandages come off can Molly “learn to see”? This fascinating journey plunges deeply into the secrets and hearts of three extraordinary characters who lower the veil and allow us into their very private lives.
"MOLLY SWEENEY” is based on Oliver Sacks’ medical case history “To See And Not See”.
3 Penny Theatre believes the arts are for everyone and practices Radical Hospitality - All tickets are Pay What You Can - $1, $5, $10, $20 or more - Each audience member decides their own ticket price.
February 1-16, 8:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 matinees on Sunday and Saturday, Feb. 16
Talkbacks: Feb. 3 and 10
The Lynn Theatre, John Tyler Community College
800 Charter Colony Pkwy
Midlothian, VA 23114
Further info: 804-512-6617, firstname.lastname@example.org
by Christopher Durang
Whispering Wind Creations and The Lynn Theatre
Veronica, already scarred by too many failed relationships, finds the world a frightening place. Skylab, an American space station that came crashing down to earth, in particular, haunts and enrages her. So, she has committed suicide and is now in what she expected to be heaven but is instead something called the Bardo (the netherworld in Tibetan Buddhism), and the forces there keep trying to make her reincarnate. So far she's thwarted these return visits to earth with a sort of "spiritual otherworldly emergency brake system" she seems to have, but when she is finally reincarnated, will she learn her lesson? This is a play about facing one's fears. even if it means returning to a world that finds new ways to terrify every day.
March 2, 9, and 16 at 12:00 pm
Talkback: March 9
Ashland Coffee and Tea
100 N. Railroad Ave
Ashland VA 23005
The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Louise Ricks
Whistle Stop Theatre Company
Oscar Wildes' classic work of children's literature is brought to life at the Whistle Stop Theatre Company this spring. When a selfish giant builds a wall around his garden to keep children out, he is forced to endure eternal winter until one day, a little boy shows him how to bring the spring back. In a world full of selfish giants, this enduring tale reminds us of the importance of generosity, forgiveness, and faith in the goodness inside everyone.