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DETROIT…COMING SOON

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News Release
CADENCE THEATRE COMPANY

For Immediate Release
Date: March 31, 2014

Contact: Artistic and Managing Director
Cadence Theatre Company
info@cadencetheatre.org
(804) 233-4894

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre announces cast and creative team of Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit

Richmond, VA–Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre proudly presents the Richmond premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Obie Award-winning play, Detroit. Detroit runs May 1-May 24, 2014 (opens May 3rd) with a Talk Back Sunday post-show discussion on Sunday, May 11th. Local psychiatrist and substance abuse specialist Dr. Neil Sonenklar will facilitate

Detroit is a dark comedy which takes the suburban American dream and exposes it as a ridiculous hoax. The New York Post says that D’Amour’s piercing scrutiny “totally nails the great, deep malaise of middle-class suburbia, with a sustained energy and a wicked eye for telling details.” First performed by Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Detroit has recently finished a successful run off-Broadway.

Detroit will be directed by Anna Johnson, and will feature Larry Cook, Chris Lindsay-Abaire, Landon Nagel, Bill Patton and Laine Satterfield. Scenic Design is by Brian C. Barker, Lighting Design is by K. Jenna Ferree, Costume Design is by Lynn West, Sound Design is by John Dombroski, Music Design is by Andrew J. Hamm, Properties Design and Set Dressing are by McLean Jesse, Fight Choreography is by Kevin Inouye, Scenic Painting is by Terrie Powers, Set Construction is by Joel Ernst, Stage Management is by Chandler Jez, and Production Management is by McLean Jesse (Cadence Theatre Company) and Wendy Pendergrift (Virginia Rep).

Detroit will be presented May 1-May 24th (opens May 3rd) at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center; 114 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Shows are: TH at 7 pm; FR and SAT at 8 pm; SUN at 4 pm; 7pm performance on TUES May 20th. Special Discount Nights: Thursday, May 1st – 1st Preview–$15 tickets—Code: DETPRICE; Thursday, May 8th—Girls’ Night Out–$25 event tickets—Code: GIRLSDET; Friday, May 9th—Date Night–$25 event tickets—Code: DATEDET; Tuesday, May 20th—Industry Night–$15 event tickets—Code: INDDET.

Tickets may be purchased at www.VA-Rep.org | 804.282.2620.

Feature image photo credit Jason Collins Photography.

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Announcing… Our 2014-2015 Season

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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 its new titles for the 2014-2015 Mainstage Season at Theatre Gym. The upcoming season of contemporary, award-winning plays and musicals produced in partnership with Virginia Rep. The shows include Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies, winner of the Obie Award for Drama and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tony Award-nominated Caroline, or Change, book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and score by Jeanine Tesori, will follow. 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 third 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.”

Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies
October 16-November 8, 2014 (opening October 18)
Direction by Rusty Wilson
This humorous and insightful Obie Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated work tells the tale of a wildly successful American Jewish artist whose British retrospective show leaves him pierced by racism and false memory. His journey causes him to question his purpose and reinvent the basis for his self worth.

Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori
February 19-March 14, 2015 (opening February 21)
Direction and Choreography by Chase Kniffen
and 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
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.

Subscriptions and packages are currently available for an affordable price of $63. Visit Cadence Theatre Company’s website at www.cadencetheatre.org or call (804) 233-4894 to order.

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.

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AUDIENCES LOVED CLYBOURNE PARK

No Comments 17 March 2014

Read what critics in RVA shared about Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park!

“They once again hit the mark with Clybourne Park” - RICHMOND SHOWBIZ RADIO

“skillful direction of Keri Wormald, a dynamic ensemble” RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH

“An uneasy topic in a well-written play, superbly acted and touching on the kind of sensitive issue that, like a scab, needs to be picked at again and again until we finally see it healed.”- KAREN NEWTON

“thought provoking and the contrast between 1959 and 2009 presented through Norris’ characters is fascinating.” - GAYRVA

“Cadence has created an admirable and impressive work that stands on the pulse of the country’s views on race relations.” - STYLE WEEKLY

“Despite the serious themes, it’s hilarious. I mean shaking-and-trying-to-laugh-as-quietly-as-possibly-so-as-not-to-disturb-fellow-audience-members-in-this-tiny-theatre hilarious.” - RICHMOND FAMILY MAGAZINE

“a stimulating and commanding version of Norris’ vision” - JOHN PORTER WCVE

“a must see and showcases one of the finest casts of the season” - BROADWAYWORLD.COM

“lots to talk about” - JOAN TUPPONCE

Contemporary Award-Winning Theatre

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