Coming Soon…The Mountaintop

No Comments 06 January 2016

Cadence Theatre Company in Partnership with Virginia Rep Presents Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop


Richmond, VA—Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep is pleased to present its second production of the 2015-2016 Season, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop will be presented as part of The Acts of Faith 2016 Theatre 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:  Best New Play.


The Mountaintop is directed by Laine Satterfield. Title roles are played by Katrinah Carol Lewis and Jerold Solomon. The design team includes: Rich Mason (Scenic, Lighting, Video and Properties Design), Sarah Grady (Costume Design), Jesse Senechal (Sound Design), Lara Koplin (Scenic Artist), Corey Roberts and Elspeth Sweatman (Dramaturgy), and Tommy Hawfield (Master Carpenter). Sharon Gregory is the Stage Manager and Rich Mason serves as the Production Manager.


The Mountaintop is made possible through the generosity and support of Cadence Theatre Company’s Season Sponsor, Salomon & Ludwin, and our show co-sponsors, CapTech, TMI Consulting and the Historic Jackson Ward Association. Other major supporters include the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Tomato Fund, Community Idea Stations, and 93 Octane.




The Mountaintop by Katori Hall

February 18-March 12, 2016 (Preview Performances February 18 and 19) at

Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center

114 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Direction by Laine Satterfield

Acts of Faith Talk Back Sundays: 2/28 and 3/6 after the 4 p.m. matinees


The Mountaintop contains adult language and content. Recommended for ages 16+.

Graphic Design by Noel Ritter.

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



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).


An Electrifying Production

No Comments 20 October 2015

Cadence Theatre Company in Partnership with Virginia Rep in Association with VCU Dance and Amaranth Contemporary Dance Company Presented 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 was pleased to present its first production of the 2015-2016 Season, Equus by Peter Shaffer. This gripping international thriller presented 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 was directed by Anna Senechal Johnson and choreographed by Scott Putman. Title roles were 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 included: 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 managed.


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 contained 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.

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