almost 20 Years: A Celebration

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Join us for this meaningful, mirthful, memory-filled celebration honoring the (almost) 20 years of outstanding theater created through the energies, talents, and devotion of the founders of the Firehouse Theatre Project, Bill Gordon, Anna Senechal Johnson, Harry Kollatz, Jr., Carol Piersol, and Janet Wilson!

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In this exciting evening, patrons, donors, supporters, and theater professionals honor the 97 engaging, provocative, artistically-stunning productions inspired and guided by Carol Piersol and the Firehouse founders.

Highlights of the evening will include music, dancing, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, and a full cash bar, as well as live performances of memorable scenes, monologues, and songs from the first (almost) 20 years!

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event!

Tickets only $19.02!
(In Celebration of 19 years and two months!)
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Get your tickets today!

October 1, 2013
7PM – 10PM
The Hippodrome Speakeasy
526 N. 2nd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Proceeds support RACE by David Mamet, coproduced by Carol Piersol and African American Repertory Theatre, opening November 29.

Want to contribute, but unable to attend? Not a problem!

Tax-deductible contributions can be made out to African American Repertory Theatre, with “Carol Piersol” in the memo line and mailed to Carol Piersol, 2011 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23220.

 

 

ECCE

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A modern-day Pontius Pilate is being sent to the hostile territory of Judea to restore order. The politically savvy Pilate must negotiate with competing religious leaders and watch out for those in Rome bent on his destruction, while remaining in the good graces of Caesar Augustus. Ecce chronicles the events that lead to a world-changing decision – the terrorist or the Nazarene – and the man who was charged with making that decision. Ecce is not biblical. Ecce is political, personal, and paradoxical – an age-old tale told in a modern voice. Ecce is a collaboration between the Friends of Dogwood Dell and the African American Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more, and $5 for Acts of Faith participants, and are available at ecce@brownpapertickets.org. For information call (804)646-1031.

African American Repertory Theatre To Present Political Thriller,
Ecce, in Acts of Faith Festival

Production is in partnership with Friends of Dogwood Dell

(Richmond, VA) – The African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia (AART) and Friends of Dogwood Dell
present Ecce, by emerging Washington, DC-based playwright A.P. Carroll, on February 28th through March
10th at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center located at 4901 Old Brook Road.

Directed by Rochelle Turnage, Ecce, is a modern historical interpretation of the Crucifixion of Jesus, but at
the center of this story lies Pontius Pilate, a well–meaning but ambitious politician. Ecce is not biblical. It is
political, personal and paradoxical — a familiar story told in a modern voice.

The Roman occupation of Israel and the appearance of Jesus of Nazareth took place not two thousand years
ago, but in the present day. A modern-day Pontius Pilate has just been appointed governor of Judea, a hostile
territory whose people see Rome as a force bent on destroying their way of life. The political savvy Pilate must
negotiate with competing religious and legislative forces in Jerusalem, capture a terrorist, watch out for those
in Rome bent on his destruction, remain in the good graces of Caesar Augustus and ultimately decide who lives
and who dies — the terrorist or the pacifist.

Ecce, stars Todd Schall-Vess (Pilate) and Ray Taliib-Dean (Caesar), and is a new addition to the Acts of
Faith Festival. The Acts of Faith Festival is America’s largest faith-inspired theatre event and is in its 9th year
in Richmond. The festival explores faith through theatre. Second Presbyterian Church is the convening sponsor
of this collaboration between the faith community and professional theatre companies.

The Artistic Staff includes: Rochelle Turnage – Director, Barbara Brock – Costume Designer, Greta
Daughtrey – Lighting Designer, Todd Schall-Vess — Set/Sound Designer.

Post-show talk backs will be held following performances on opening night February 28th and on March 8th,
with the writer, A.P. Carroll.

Opening night will be 8:30 p.m. Other show times are 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. on
Sundays. Tickets are available by calling 804.646.1031 or online at www.aartofva.org. General Admission is
$15/adult; Students & RAPT members — $12/person. Groups (10 or more) — $12/person.

Funding sponsors are City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Friends of Dogwood Dell,
and Carpenter Fund.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Firehouse Theatre Project (1609 West Broad Street)

A Collective Artistes production
created by Chuck Mike, Antonia Kemi Coker, and Tonderai Munyebvu
directed by Chuck Mike

Zhe’ (pronounced zee) is a gender-neutral pronoun – not he or she. Based on the true-life stories of the two performers, this “immensely moving, funny and courageous” piece of theatre follows the lives of two British Africans living at the crossroads of culture, nationality, gender and sexuality. Traveling from idyllic Harare, Zimbabwe to London’s gritty inner city; from the playfulness of childhood to the pain of adolescence; from the desire for forgiveness to self-acceptance, this humorous yet haunting drama encompasses the multiplicity of our cultural, gender and sexual identities and takes a fresh look at what makes us who we are.

Join the Modlin Center and the Firehouse Theatre Project for post-show panel discussions following each performance.  Panelists include:

THU. JANUARY 10
Ted Lewis, Associate Director of Common Ground for LGBTQ Campus Life at University of Richmond
Afton Bradley, ROSMY

FRI. JANUARY 11
Philip Crosby, Managing Director, Richmond Triangle Players
Lee Steube, ROSMY

SAT. JANUARY 12
DL Hopkins, Artistic Director, African American Repertory Theatre
Afton Bradley, ROSMY

Sponsored in part by African American Repertory TheatreRichmond Triangle Players, andSycamore Rouge.

Henley Street Theatre’s 4th Annual BOOTLEG SHAKESPEARE – HAMLET!

Henley Street is proud to announce its Fourth Annual Bootleg Shakespeare Production. In a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY, FREE PERFORMANCE, professional Richmond actors will come together with their lines memorized and their own costumes and props to mount an unrehearsed production of Hamlet. In this Elizabethan style of staging anything can happen! Join us for what is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable theatre events you’ll ever see. HST Artistic Director James Ricks stars as Hamlet!

Directed by James Ricks and Matt Johnson

October 27, 2012 at 7:30pm -Preshow entertainment beginning at 7pm

In association with Virginia Repertory Theatre at the November Theatre

This year’s Bootleg is a fundraiser – suggested donation $10

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t.”

Henley Street Theatre in association with Virginia Repertory Theatre present
BOOTLEG SHAKESPEARE
Hamlet
October 27, 2012 at 7:30pm
Directed by Matt Johnso
Starring HST Artistic Director James Ricks as Hamlet

20 ACTORS, NO REHEARSALS, ONE NIGHT ONLY
…and the best part it’s FREE!
Henley Street is proud to announce its Fourth Annual Bootleg Shakespeare Production. In a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY, FREE PERFORMANCE, professional Richmond actors will come together with their lines memorized and their own costumes and props to mount an unrehearsed production of Hamlet. In this Elizabethan style of staging anything can happen! Join us for what is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable theatre events you’ll ever see.

Performance Location
November Theatre • 114 W Broad St • Richmond, VA 23220

No reservations taken Two tickets per person Tickets will be released at 6pm sharp
PRE-SHOW MUSIC AT 7PM WITH REBECCA ANNE MUHLEMAN
CASH BAR AND TASTY DESSERTS AVAILABLE!
Suggested Donation – $10

CAST
Nick Aliff, Jeff Clevenger, Jeff Cole, Frank Creasy, Eric Evans, Audra Honaker, Kerry McGee, John Mincks, Jacob Pennington, Daryl Clark Philips, Melissa Johnson Price, Dan Stearns, and Scott Wichmann.
Show music by Matt Treacy

Guest appearance by Richmond theatre Artistic and Managing Directors!
Phil Crosby, dl Hopkins, Chase Kniffen, Jan Powell, and kb Saine.

AART & The Amazing Raise

 

Join Richmond’s 36 hour giving challenge from 6 AM Wednesday, September 19th to 6 PM Thursday, September 20th.  With more than $100K up for grabs, your donation can go a long way!

Last year, The Amazing Raise raised over $630,000 for 270 local nonprofits. You can make 2012 even bigger by joining this unique “giving challenge” to support your favorite organization. See list of eligible organizations.

Here’s how it works

The organization with the most unique donations of $50 or more at the end of 36 hours wins a $20,000 grant. But with over $100,000 up for grabs, your gift can really go a long way. See complete list of prizes.

The health and vibrancy of our region is largely dependent on how much we give back. This year, over 450 nonprofits are participating.  Together, they are committed to educating our youth, cultivating our creativity, improving our health and so much more. These organizations contribute significantly to the fabric of our community and they are counting on your support.

Please join The Amazing Raise on www.GiveRichmond.org and help us celebrate the extraordinary generosity that exists all around us. Give generously, invite your friends and have fun!

(Richmond Times Dispatch- Amazing Raise Oct. 7,2011)

 

Only 36 hours,

6 AM Wednesday, September 19th to 6 PM Thursday, September 20th

You can help AART, don’t delay!