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Raymond Hodges Theatre • Singleton Performing Arts Center

922 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23235

                                                                 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

 

Boy Gets Girl

Written by Rebecca Gilman

Directed by Bostin Christopher

Although written in 2000, Rebecca Gilman’s hit play, Boy Gets Girl, is still terrifying and relevant today. A Chicago playwright, whose plays often focus on women’s issues, Gilman was the first writer to approach the subject of stalking and the linkage between the psychology of the stalker and the objectification of women’s bodies. The story concentrates on Theresa Bedell, a young reporter, who goes on a blind date with a seemingly nice guy named Tony. When Theresa rejects Tony’s further advances, the romantic attachment suggested by the ironic title shifts to a dark obsession that has dire consequences for Theresa, who begins to doubt both her sanity and her safety. Named one of Time magazine’s Best Plays of the Decade (2000-2010), Boy Gets Girl is often included on reading lists for Women’s Studies classes. Gilman initially came into public focus for her provocative play, Spinning Into Butter, which explored the dangers of both racism and political correctness. Critics such as Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune have said of her work “…..she writes plays with such intriguing plots that the audience finds itself hungry for what is going to happen next—and once she has the viewer under that narrative spell, she does not shirk from exposing complex themes with a strongly feminist sensibility.”  Boy Gets Girl is tense and dramatic but has surprising scenes that are darkly comic.

 

Sept. 21-23, 28-30 at 7:30 pm
Sept. 24, Oct. 1 at 3:00pm

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NOVEMBER 2017

Legally Blonde; The Musical

Book by Heather Hatch

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM motion picture

Directed by

Join your favorite sorority girl, Elle Woods, as she braves the world of Harvard Law on a quest to win her boyfriend back. With the power to bend and snap, Elle manages to defy convention and expectations as she rises through the ranks of her law school peers, all in the name of love.

Nov. 10-11, 16-18,  31 – Dec. 2 at 7:30pm
Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3 at 3:00pm

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FEBRUARY 2018

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Sharon Ott

Shakespeare’s classic comedy pits two love-struck friends against each other in a desperate bid for the girl of their dreams. Considered to be one Shakespeare’s first foray into comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona keeps on delivering the laughs centuries later.t

Feb. 15-17, 22-24 at 7:30pm
Feb. 18, 25 at 3:00pm

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ARPIL 2018

Into the Woods

By Steven Sondheim and James Lapine

Directed and Choreographed by Kikau Alvaro

Have you ever wondered what happens after happily ever after? An adventure for the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold sets an unlikely group of fairy tale characters into a musical of gigantic proportions.

 

April 14-15, 20-22, 27-29 at 7:30pm
April 16, 23, 30 at 3:00pm

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