“4000 Days” Continues RTP’s Season Beginning April 29!

By | April 4, 2021
Performances Begin April 29!
Tickets on Sale Now for Peter Quilter’s 4000 Days
JUST SEVEN ONSTAGE PERFORMANCES; SEATING IS LIMITEDRichmond Triangle Players continues its 28th season with the Virginia premiere of Peter Quilter’s 4000 Days, an acclaimed play that has earned rave reviews around the world. The production will open Friday, April 30, 2021 after a low-priced preview on Thursday April 29. The production will run through May 15, and will have an online option available as well.

What would you do if you forgot the last decade of your life? After a blood clot unexpectedly forms in his brain, Michael (played by Carlen Kernish, bottom left photo) ends up in a coma for three weeks. His bitter mother Carol (Jacqueline Jones, top photo) and his dull but well-meaning partner Paul (Todd Patterson, bottom right) are united in their grief over Michael, and in their intense dislike of each other.

When Michael wakes, 11 years of his memory have vanished. He remembers nothing of the last 4000 days. He remembers nothing of Paul. It is as though the relationship never existed. Paul must now fight to bring Michael’s memory back while Carol fights to remove him from their lives completely.

Jacqueline Jones is a veteran of Richmond stages, having appeared most recently in the title role of Ann at Firehouse Theatre and at Richmond Triangle Players in Season’s GreetingsCarlen Kernish played Eddie and Dr. Scott in RTP’s 2019 production of The Rocky Horror Show. Todd Patterson is making a long-awaited return to the RTP stage after appearing in Cheryl West’s Before It Hits Home.

4000 Days had its World Premiere at London’s Park Theatre in 2016 starring the BAFTA winning actor Alistair McGowan. The show has since celebrated new productions in Prague, Sao Paulo, Philadelphia and Hamburg. Peter Quilter’s plays have been presented in major theatres in over 40 countries around the world and translated into 30 languages. He has had a hit show on Broadway and 3 successful plays in London’s West End. Peter has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award (Best New Play and Best New Comedy) and his Broadway debut, End of the Rainbow, was nominated for 3 Tony Awards.  His first movie, Judy starring  Renée Zellweger, was awarded the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and the Oscar (Academy Award) for Best Actress.

Triangle Players’ production is directed by RTP artistic director Lucian Restivo, who was named Best Director by the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle in 2019 for RTP’s production of The Laramie Project. Set and Projection Design is by Dasia Gregg, Costume Design is by Nia Safaar Banks, and Lighting design is by Michael Jarett, with Intimacy Direction by Tippi Hart. Lauren Langston is the stage manager.

Tickets for all performances are on sale now. The production will play live onstage for just seven performances, and will take place at Richmond Triangle Players’ home at the Robert B. Moss Theatre at 1300 Altamont Avenue in Scott’s Addition, just northwest of the intersection of Arthur Ashe Boulevard and West Broad Street. 

Seating capacity for the live production is limited to just 27 seats, in order to comply with Virginia’s re-opening guidelines for entertainment venues. Read all about how RTP is keeping audiences safe!The company’s fabled bar will be in operation for all performances, utilizing a new mobile ordering system which eliminates standing in line to order, and provides easy pick-up. Cash and credit cards are accepted directly at the bar as well.

Reserved seat tickets can be purchased online at RTP’s web site, through RTP’s Facebook page, or by leaving a message on the RTP Ticket hotline at 804-346-8113.  Tickets for the live productions are $35, with an online version available for $25. Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no walk-up options available. 

RTP’s 2020-21 productions have been made possible in part by generous contributions from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, CultureWorks Grant Program, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Resilience Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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