"Firehouse Theatre is an artistic home, a thriving hub of creative activity, and a center for community engagement where new work is developed and produced."
Firehouse's 23rd Season is built around the theme BREAKING THROUGH. We're continuing our practice of programming in three different series – FIREHOUSE PLAYS, FIREHOUSE FRINGE, and FIREHOUSE STUDIO. Our hyperactive programming model advances our mission to be an artistic home, a thriving hub of creative activity, and a center of community engagement where new work is developed and performed.
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
performed by the Trojan Theatre from New Kent High School
Fri, May 19 @ 7:30pm & Sat, May 20 @ 7:30pm Tickets $10
Directed by New Kent High School seniors Destiny Martinez and Kelli Desper under the supervision of Victoria Kesling-Council.
In a tight-knit community, personal grievances and deception give way to superstition and madness. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and an apt parable of our contemporary society. Come and see the thespians of New Kent High School recount this timeless tale with a new and youthful zeal.
THE GLASS MENDACITY
by The Illegitimate Players, Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper, and Maureen Morley
Directed by Jeff Clevenger
Thu, May 25 - Sun, May 28
$8 in advance / $10 day of / $5 students & artists
What do you get when you combine the most notable characters from "The Glass Menagerie," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "A Streetcar Named Desire" into one outrageous hour long parody? Heat, hate, hubris, and hilarity!
Who will care for Laura's animals? Who will get Big Daddy's estate? Is Blanche really crazy? Why isn't Stanley wearing a shirt? Come see Laura, Brick, Big Daddy, Maggie the Cat, Blanche, and other Williams characters as they create and hide their lies and ally mendacity.
AURA CURIATLAS PHYSICAL THEATRE PERFORMS NEW WORK AT FIREHOUSE
Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre will present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre on Friday June 2 (7:30pm);Saturday June 3 (7:30pm), and Sunday June 4 (3pm). The production begins with selections from the company’s DREAM LOGIC repertory and ends with their newest work -- A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS -- that is inspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and has been created in Aura Curiatlas' signature style that blends dance, theatre, and acrobatics. There will be post performance talkbacks following each show.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Aura: Lightness and breath
Curiosity: A quality found in our characters and ourselves
Atlas: Strength and power
“It's especially gratifying to see companies like Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre return to Washington with a fascinating new work, A Life With No Limits, dedicated to the ideas of the physicist Stephen Hawking. Aura Curiatlas has developed a unique, intensely physical brand of performance without words, incorporating circus and dance techniques into narratives that are eye-popping in their execution and touching in their meaning.”
- Andy White, BroadwayWorld.com, March 1, 2017
“Combine strength and humor, a dash of curiosity, a pinch of whimsy, and a generous dose of inventiveness, mix thoroughly and you have Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre's compelling brand of storytelling and movement.”
- Pamela Roberts, BroadwayWorld.com, March 2016
MEET THE ARTISTS
Joan Gavaler (Co-Artistic Director) has choreographed over 50 original works and been a driving force behind four professional companies. She relishes collaborative discovery and has worked with poets, visual artists, composers, musicians, actors, directors, acrobats, and physicists on dance and theatre projects. She has been invited by over 40 organizations to present and teach in the U.S., Europe, and Asia including presentations on the Alexander Technique in Lugano, Switzerland, a dance residency at Beijing Normal University, performances for American Dance Guild, showcases in New York City, and movement consulting for the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Joan is a Professor of Dance at the College of William & Mary.
Dan Plehal (Co-Artistic Director) studied and performed physical theatre at the College of William & Mary and with Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia), FLIC Squola di Circo (Torino), Familie Floz (Berlin), and Accademia dell'Arte (Arezzo). He has directed and designed movement for Lifeline Theatre and Boho Theatre (Chicago), Red Dot Theatre Company (Arezzo), The Groundswell Players (Philadelphia), and Sinfonicron Light Opera Company (Williamsburg). He has taken on various roles at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Arden Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and Team Sunshine (Philadelphia). Dan directs, performs, and teaches in Chicago.
Friday, June 2 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 3 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 4 @ 3pm
Box Office: (804) 355-2001
$15 general admission
Free parking across the street at Lowe’s
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1609 W BROAD STREET
RICHMOND, VA 23220 INFO@FIREHOUSETHEATRE.ORG Tel 804.355.2001
Our office hours are 11am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
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