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Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep Announces The Pillowman Cast and Production Team

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of Martin McDonagh’s hit black comedy, The Pillowman. The Pillowman will be directed by Steve Perigard and will feature the talents of Eric Brenner (The Boy), David Bridgewater (Tupolski), Jonathan Conyers (Katurian), Tony Foley (Ariel), Matt Hackman (The Man), David Janeski (Michal), Emma Mason (The Woman) and Sophie Shannon (The Girl).

The creative and design team will include Brian Barker (Scenic Design), K. Jenna Ferree (Lighting Design), Michael Mauren (Lighting Assistant), Holly Sullivan (Costume Design), Adam Dorland (Scenic Artist), Kevin Johnson (Properties Design) and Aaron Orensky (Fight Choreography).

The Pillowman’s production team will include Melissa Rayford (Stage Management) and Matthew Landwehr (Production Management and Technical Directon).

With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, McDonagh’s dark comedy, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the content of his short stories. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.

“A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity.” —Financial Times

Awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2005 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Nominations include the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play, the 2005 Drama Desk Award for
Outstanding Play and the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play.

Information:
The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh
Direction by Steve Perigard
October 18-November 10, 2012 at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center
Tickets are now on sale and available by calling (804) 282-2620 or by visiting Virginia Repertory Theatre’s website at www.va-rep.org

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Congratulations, team Cadence/Virginia Rep!
16 RTCC award nominations

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Congratulations and thanks are in order for the artists and staff that composed our wonderful 2011/2012 season! We have been nominated for 16 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle awards in 7 categories and we could not have done it without you. And Congratulations to all of the artists in the Richmond theatre community! We look forward to celebrating with you at the ceremony on October 14 at 7:00pm at the November Theater. Tickets are $15, proceeds benefit the Richmond Theatre Artists Fund, and can be purchased at the Virginia Repertory Theater box office (804) 282-2620.

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre nominations:

Best Play

  • August: Osage County
  • Kimberly Akimbo

Best Direction – Play

  • Anna Johnson, Kimberly Akimbo
  • Keri Wormald, August: Osage County

Best Actress – Play

  • Melissa Johnston Price, August: Osage County
  • Irene Ziegler, Kimberly Akimbo

Best Supporting Actor – Play

  • Richard Koch, Kimberly Akimbo
  • Matthew Mitchell, Kimberly Akimbo
  • Adrian Rieder, In the Next Room or the vibrator play

Best Supporting Actress – Play

  • Katie McCall, August: Osage County
  • Carolyn Meade, August: Osage County
  • Jill Bari Steinberg, Kimberly Akimbo
  • Jody Smith Strickler, August: Osage County

Outstanding Achievement in Set Design

  • Brian Barker, In the Next Room or the vibrator play
  • Phil Hayes, August: Osage County

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Jesse Senechal, Kimberly Akimbo

And a very special shout out to Cadence’s Artistic and Managing Director, Anna Johnson. She directed Blue Mountain Christmas for Virginia Repertory Theatre, which was nominated for Best Locally-Developed New Work.

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Turn $50 into $20,000 for Cadence

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Turn $50 into $20,000 for CTC
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