Cadence Theatre Company Announces Season of Contemporary Award-Winning Theatre
Offerings include Sight Unseen, Caroline, or Change and A Lie of the Mind
Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 1/2 Season Subscription program for the 2014-2015 Mainstage Season at Theatre Gym. The upcoming season of contemporary works will be produced in partnership with Virginia Rep. The shows include the Tony Award-nominated Caroline, or Change, book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and score by Jeanine Tesori. Caroline, or Change will star Desiree Roots in the title role, and the musical will be included in the 11th Annual Acts of Faith Festival. The final production will be Sam Shepard’s critically acclaimed A Lie of the Mind, which won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.
Anna Johnson, Cadence Theatre Company’s Artistic and Managing Director, shares, “These plays have been chosen for their artistic merit, their accessibility through humor, and their candid exploration of the human condition. We are excited beyond belief to bring these important stories to Richmond audiences and to celebrate three decades stories written by some of the world’s greatest leaders of contemporary theatre.”
Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori
February 19-March 14, 2015 (opening February 21)
Direction by Chase Kniffen
Choreography by Leslie Owens-Harrington
Musical Direction by Anthony Smith
It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies.
A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
April 30-May 23, 2015 (opening May 2)
Direction by Anna Johnson
Musical Direction and Original Score by Drew Perkins
This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption.
1/2 season subscriptions and packages are currently available for an affordable price of $42. Click on this link to download your form and mail to:
Cadence Theatre Company
PO Box 7119
Richmond, VA 23221.
For single ticket information, contact www.va-rep.org or call 282-2620.
About Cadence Theatre Company
The mission of Cadence Theatre Company (CTC) is to inspire and transform our community by presenting contemporary, award-winning plays and musicals that uplift the spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity. Through a commitment to artistic excellence, Cadence fearlessly tells the stories of our lives as we live them now.
In pursuing our mission, CTC, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre, presents a multi-show season that celebrates the work of the world’s most renowned playwrights and composers. CTC is dedicated to engaging ever-widening audiences and building community participation by sharing important, diverse themes and stories, and by presenting a variety of original educational programs that foster inclusion, empathy, and critical dialog across age, gender, and cultural ancestry.