Richmond’s Firehouse Theatre to produce world premiere of Andrew Gall’s WALLED IN

By | April 25, 2021
MAGA meets Thoreau in Andrew Gall’s new play, WALLED IN. The world premiere production will run at Firehouse Theatre from Thursday May 27 through Saturday June 26, 2021.

WALLED IN is a play for a single performer. It revolves around Lester, a privileged, well-connected corporate lawyer, political consultant, lobbyist, and campaign bigwig who is promised a short trial, easy sentence, and a pardon if he agrees to be the fall guy for his cronies and a certain Individual #x.  When Lester ends up behind bars with a mop and bucket cleaning the prison bathrooms at the beginning of a very punitive sentence that will keep him locked up for the rest of his life, he starts demanding some action from his powerful friends. Before he can say “MAGA” and by order of the DOJ, he’s reassigned to be a student in the prison education program. As his life outside starts unraveling and he discovers how fleeting loyalty and promises are, he has to complete reading and writing assignments from Walden; or, Life in the Woods and is drawn kicking and screaming into the transcendental vision of Henry David Thoreau’s ode to solitude and spirituality.

Firehouse is continuing its practice of severely restricted audience capacity, with a maximum of 14 seats available for each performance. Select performances will also be live streamed.

Production Team:
Written and directed by Andrew Gall
Performed by Doug Blackburn
Featuring the voices of Todd Labelle and Rudy Mitchell
Sound Designer – Mark Messing
Costume Designer – Colin Lowrey II
Production Designer – Todd Labelle
Assistant Director – Grace Brown
Production Associate – Claire Bronchick
Stage Manager – Kasey Britt

Performance Schedule:
Thu, May 27 @ 7:30pm
Fri, May 28 @ 7:30pm
Sat, May 29 @ 7:30pm
Thu, June 3 @ 7:30pm
Fri, June 4 @ 7:30pm
Sat, June 5 @ 7:30pm
Sun, June 6 @ 3:00pm
Thu, June 10 @ 7:30pm
Fri, June 11 @ 7:30pm
Sat, June 12 @ 7:30pm
Sun, June 13 @ 3:00pm
Thu, June 17 @ 7:30pm
Fri, June 18 @ 7:30pm (live + live stream)
Sat, June 19 @ 7:30pm (live + live stream)
Sun, June 20 @ 3:00pm (live + live stream)
Thu, June 24 @ 7:30pm
Fri, June 25 @ 7:30pm
Sat, June 26, 7:30pm

$33 live and live stream

Firehouse Theatre
1609 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220 / 804.355.2001

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