More than Dancing Horses

No Comments 02 November 2015

Director Anna Senechal Johnson started working on Cadence’s production of Equus more than 18 months ago. To help, she contacted Scott Putman (Associate Professor at VCU in the Department of Dance and Choreography). Although actors typically play symbolic embodiments of the horses, they expanded the concept for this production. Scott explains in this video (featuring excerpts from the show’s music composed by Robbie Kinter & Ryan Jones).


Now Playing…Equus

No Comments 20 October 2015

Cadence Theatre Company in Partnership with Virginia Rep in Association with VCU Dance and Amaranth Contemporary Dance Company Presents Peter Shaffer’s Equus

Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep and in association with VCU Dance and Amaranth Contemporary Dance Company is pleased to present its first production of the 2015-2016 Season, Equus by Peter Shaffer. This gripping international 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 crime. Winner of the 1975 Drama Desk Award: Best Play, the 1975 Tony Award: Best Play, and the 1975 New York Drama Critics Circle Award: Best Play.

Equus is directed by Anna Senechal Johnson and choreographed by Scott Putman. Title roles are played by David Bridgewater, Larry Cook, Christopher Dunn, Grey Garrett, McLean Jesse, Jess Johnson, Lauren Leinhaas-Cook, Jacob Pennington, and Charley Raintree. Kevin Carroll, Steele Goldman, Jamar Jones, Evan Nasteff and Matt Shofner round out the ensemble cast. The design team includes: Rich Mason (Scenic and Properties Design), Emily DeAngelis (Costume Design), Michael Jarrett (Lighting Design), Ryan Jones with Robbie Kinter (Sound Design), Michael Jarrett and Joey Elswick (Video Design), Lara Koplin (Scenic Artist), Catie Choate and Elspeth Sweatman (Dramaturgy), Janet Rogers (Dialect Coaching), and Joel Ernst (Master Carpenter). Kim Pawlick stage manages.


Equus by Peter Shaffer
November 5-28, 2015 (Preview Performances November 5 and 6) at
Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center
114 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Direction by Anna Senechal Johnson
Choreography by Scott Putman
Talk Back Sunday: November 15th after the 4 p.m. matinee

Equus contains full nudity. Recommended for ages 18+.

For single ticket information, contact www.va-rep.org or call 282-2620.


Pictured: Jacob Pennington and Charley Raintree. Photo by Jason Collins Photography.


4th Wall at Equus

No Comments 17 October 2015

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep and in association with VCU Dance and Amaranth Contemporary Dance presents Equus by Peter Shaffer. Show runs until November 28, 2015.
Produced by 4th Wall members Skye Shannon and Jessica Meyer.

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