CADENCE THEATRE COMPANY
Cadence Theatre Company Launched Sitelines
Collaborated with the Byrd Theatre to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play, The Flick October 8-11, 2015 at the Byrd Theatre
Richmond, VA–Cadence Theatre Company (CTC) launched Sitelines, an exciting new project that generates a renaissance in the public arts and entertainment scene by inviting Richmond audiences to attend free, contemporary plays performed in public gathering spots and cultural venues. Sitelines was made possible through an Innovative Priority Grant received through CultureWorks’ Grants Program Championed by Altria,The City of Richmond, The Tomato Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The project built an artistic and commercial momentum that encouraged increased community participation in live theatre as well as renewed interest in our city spaces. Sitelines will expand our collaborative community presence and create broad new avenues for connection, inclusion, and dialog.
CTC’s inaugural production was Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick, presented in association with Richmond’s Byrd Theatre. The play ran for five performances October 8-11, 2015. Set in a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. The audience was seated on the stage of the Byrd Theatre while the action occurred in the house, aisles and balcony of one of Richmond’s favorite historic movie theatres.
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