“Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties” Ends RTP’s 2021-22 Season!

By | May 29, 2022
Don’t Miss the Wildest Ride Ever Presented at RTP!

“…a perfect balance between the really absurd and the absurdly real.” – Broadway World.

“told with a singular, wholly original voice that evokes Albee, Suzan Lori-Parks, and even the poetic lyricism of Ntozake Shange. And it is very, very funny.” – DC Metro Theatre Arts 

FIVE STARS “…this evocative and explosive exploration of women, relationships, love, and above all— p***y— will rock your world!” – Theatre BloomNever in recent memory has such outrageous subject matter been presented with such humor, panache, flair — and glitter!

Betty is rich. Betty’s busy working on her truck. Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah” in this outrageously funny and moving play.

The five Betties in the production will be portrayed by (below, left to right) Kasey Britt, Lanaya Van Driesen, Nora Ogunleye, Zoe Cotzias, and August Hundley. Ogunleye recently appeared in RTP’s world premiere production of Stonewallin’, while Van Driesen has appeared in [title of show], The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)! and as both Fritzi Kost and Sally Bowles in Cabaret at RTP.. The other performers are all making their RTP debuts.

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties is directed by Chelsea Burke, with Scenic and Projection Design by Dasia Gregg, Costume, Hair and Make-Up Design by Carolann Corcoran, Lighting Design by Deryn Gabor, Sound Design by Candace Hudert, Intimacy Choreography by Stephanie Tippi Hart and Properties Design by Tim Moehring. The Production Stage Manager is Lauren Langston.

The show will preview on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9, open on Friday June 10, and will run Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 pm through July 2, Wednesday June 22 at 8 pm, and two Sunday matinees on June 19 and 26 at 4 pm. 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.

Prices are $35 for Friday and Saturday evenings, and $30 for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday matinees. Student tickets are always $10 at any performance.

RTP’s 2021-22 productions are made possible in part by generous contributions from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Resilience Fund, the Shubert Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Richmond Triangle Players is a fully vaccinated facility. All patrons entering the building must show proof of vaccination status (or recent PCR test) and remain fully masked, except when seated and actively sipping a cocktail or other refreshment. Please read all about it here so you are prepared when you arrive!


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