Richmond Triangle Players celebrates its 25th Anniversary

By | May 21, 2017

 Richmond Triangle Players celebrates its 25th Anniversary by launching a 3-year programming arc that focuses on the impact of LGBTQ theater on the art form, as well as on the local community.  “Our Theater, Our Stories, Our Lives” will celebrate some of the most influential works in LGBTQ theater and shine a light on the positive impact that the theatre embodies.

Programming will focus on:

– A “Mainstage Series” of 6 fully-produced works

– A “Sister Series” of films and staged readings

– A “Spotlight Series” with local, national & international cabaret artists

 

Here’s the Mainstage Series:

The View Upstairs: The recent off-Broadway musical inspired by the fatal fire at a New Orleans gay bar in 1973. (Directed by Lucian Restivo) 8/9 – 9/2

Cloud 9: Caryl Churchill’s period-hopping puzzle goes from British colonial Africa in the Victorian era to a London Park in 1979. (Directed by Rusty Wilson) 9/27 – 10/21

The Santaland Diaries and Season’s Greetings: First produced at RTP almost 15 years ago, this brings back 2 of David Sedaris’s pieces with their original stars, Jacqueline Jones and Robert Throckmorton. (Directed by T. Ross Aitken) 11/15 – 12/16

Corpus Christi: In writer Terrence McNally’s version of the New Testament, Christ is a gay man raised in ’50s Texas. (Directed by Dexter Ramey) 1/31 – 2/24, 2018

The Normal Heart: The classic by Larry Kramer about indifference to the AIDS plague. (Directed by George Boyd) 4/18 – 5/12

A Chorus Line: The Tony Award winning musical. (Directed & Choreographed by Justin Amellio and Penny Ayn Maas) 6/6 – 7/7

 

Some of the 25th Anniversary Events include:

Fun Home: (A part of the Cadence Season, co-produced by Virginia Repertory Theatre at the Theatre Gym) The recent Broadway musical about a young woman who grew up with her gay father in his funeral home. (Directed by Chase Kniffen) 9/7 – 10/8

An Intimate Evening with Nicholas Rodriguez: The star of Arena Stage’s productions of Oklahoma and Carousel celebrates New Year’s Eve in this solo show. 12/31

I Am My Own Wife (Produced by 5th Wall Theatre & RTP) Scott Wichmann returns in this one-man show based on a true story of a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive the Nazis and the repressive East German Communists. (Directed by Morrie Piersol) 3/8 – 17, 2018

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Part of the Sister Series) A dramatic musical theater piece composed of free verse poems and songs reflecting the lives of people who have lived with and died from AIDS. 3/23-24, 2018;

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