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Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep Announces Season of Contemporary Award-Winning Theatre

Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company is pleased to announce its new titles for the 2015-2016 Season at Theatre Gym. The upcoming season of contemporary, award-winning plays produced in partnership with Virginia Rep. The plays include:

PeterShafferEquus 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 presents a provocative view of 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 theatrical masterpiece 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 +

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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.

AmyHerzog4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

April 28-May 21, 2016, with two previews on April 28 and 29

A beautifully spun, comedic,heart-wrenching story of  an elderly woman and her 21-year-old grandson
seeking respite from a recent tragedy. His visit extends until the unlikely pair builds 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.

Anna Johnson, Cadence Theatre Company’s Artistic and Managing Director, shares, “These plays have been chosen for their artistic merit and exploration of the human condition. We are excited beyond belief to bring these important stories to Richmond audiences, and to collaborate with 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.”

Subscriptions and packages are currently available for an affordable price of $75. Click here 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.

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 its 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.

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No Comments 21 March 2015

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep Announces Cast and Production Team of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind

Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep is pleased to announce the cast for its third and final production of the 2014-2015 Season, A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. Shepard’s critically acclaimed A Lie of the Mind won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Director Anna Johnson will collaborate with composer and musician Drew Perkins, who is creating an original score for this production. A live band, under Perkins’ direction, will accompany each performance.

A Lie of the Mind features an ensemble cast of eight actors, including Landon Nagel, Tamara Johnson, Alexander Sapp, Maura Burroughs, Lauren Leinhaas-Cook, Michael Goodwin, McLean Jesse and Justin Sease. The design team includes: Rich Mason (Scenic and Lighting), Lara Koplin (Scenic Artist), James Murphy (Properties and Set Dressing), Paul DiPasquale (Special Properties), Jesse Senechal (Sound Design), Janet Rogers (Dialect Coaching), and Joel Ernst (Master Carpenter). Chandler Jez will stage manage.

DETAILS:

A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard

April 30-May 23, 2015 , with two previews on April 30 and May 1)

Direction by Anna Johnson

Original Music and Score by Drew Perkins

Talk Back Sunday: May 10th after the 4 p.m. matinee

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. A Lie of the Mind contains partial nudity. Parental discretion advised.

For single ticket information, contact www.virginiarep.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.

 

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No Comments 20 March 2015

   May 20th at 6:30pm

Cadence Theatre Company presents STAGE WRITE

“Stories from our youth that uplift the human spirit, challenge the mind, and honor both our individuality and our shared humanity.”

Join us for the culmination of the 2014/2015 pilot program! STAGE WRITE combines theatre training, oral presentation, creative writing and workforce readiness into an original, student-written presentation. Featuring students from Armstrong High School, Huguenot High School and Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School.

 

           Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30pm

Sara Belle and Neil November Stage at Virginia Repertory Theatre

     114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220

        Talk back and reception to follow

             Free and open to the public

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