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Raymond Hodges Theatre • Singleton Performing Arts Center
922 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23235
The Pumpkin Pie Show & Commencement
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performed by Hanna Cheek and Clay McLeod Chapman
A series of mind-boggling, sometimes creepy, bedtime tales come to life in Clay McLeod Chapman’s riveting, in-your-face evening of storytelling, The Pumpkin Pie Show. Intensity and intimacy collide in this thrilling work, leading up to a Sunday performance of “Commencement” which reveals the horrors three women experience in the wake of a high school tragedy.
Each evening will feature a different set of short stories. Come see all three!
Disclaimer: expect everything but Pumpkin Pie.
Aug. 21-22 at 7:30 pm (Pumpkin Pie Show) Aug. 23 at 3:00 pm (Commencement)
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Directed by Barry Bell
Imagine a world where students are terrorists and school spirit is to die for, literally. Inspired by the terrors of war, Junta High depicts the nightmares of an American high school turned war-zone and powerfully sheds light on fanaticism and the world in which we live.
Sept. 10-12, 16-18 at 7:30 pm Sept. 12-13 at 3:00 pm
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2015
The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Directed by Rebecca Frost Mayer
Come explore your inner transvestite! The cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, is an evening of fun, dance, lust and love hosted by everyone’s favorite transvestite scientist, Frank-N-Furter. Enjoy the Time Warp party!
Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm Halloween at 7:30 & MIDNIGHT Nov. 1, 8, 15 at 3:00 pm
Nov. 4-7, 11-12, 14 at 7:30 pm Friday the 13th at MIDNIGHT
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by Alex Burkart
Fall in love with the show inspired by Frank Capra’s timeless classic It’s a Wonderful Life. This production with holiday music brings the same refreshing holiday flare to a 1940s radio broadcast. Prepare to experience the trials and triumphs of George Bailey on Christmas Eve. A Treat for the Whole Family!
Dec. 3-5 at 7:30 pm Dec. 6 at 3:00 pm
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
Written by Sarah Ruhl
A Pulitzer Prize finalist, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play takes you on a comedic, insightful, and unexpected journey. Set at the birth of the electric age, a doctor finds a novel treatment for female patients diagnosed with Hysteria while his wife listens from the next room, longing for attention. Discover what these Victorian women learn about themselves, their bodies, and about the relationships with the men in their lives.
For adult audiences only
Feb. 18-20, 25-27 at 7:30 pm Feb. 21, 28 at 3:00 pm
HIV/AIDS Staged Readings
Special Spring Event
In collaboration with the VCU Humanities Research Center
Four staged readings will explore the evolution of plays about the HIV/AIDS epidemic from the beginning of the crisis until today. These readings are in collaboration with Richmond theatres and will be at venues throughout Richmond.
Dates & Titles TBD
APRIL – MAY 2016
Book by Greg Kotis Music by Mark Hollmann Lyrics by Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman
Directed by James Stover
To pee or not to pee? Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown takes you on a hilarious musical adventure to a town where a visit to the restroom is not a right but a privilege and comes with a fee. Follow our hero Bobby Strong as he leads an angry mob in a challenge against the capitalistic corporation that regulates our most basic bodily function.
Fun for the whole family at the musical with the worst title ever!
April 15-16, 21-23, 28-30 at 7:30 pm April 17, 24 at 3:00 pm May 1 at 3:00 pm
High School Matinees – April 19, 20, 27 at 10:00 am