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Raymond Hodges Theatre • Singleton Performing Arts Center

922 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23235


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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) ŸAug. 23 at 3:00 pm (Commencement)


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Junta High

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman Ÿ

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 ŸSept. 12-13 at 3:00 pm



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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien Ÿ

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 ŸHalloween at 7:30 & MIDNIGHT ŸNov. 1, 8, 15 at 3:00 pm

Nov. 4-7, 11-12, 14 at 7:30 pm ŸFriday the 13th at MIDNIGHT


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Adapted by Joe Landry

ŸDirected 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!

This performance will be presented in association with Fall 2015 special topics seminar: Voice-Over and Radio Drama

Dec. 3-5 at 7:30 pm ŸDec. 6 at 3:00 pm


In the Next Room

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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 ŸFeb. 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.

As Is by William Hoffman, Directed by Alex Burkart

February 9-10 at 7:30pm, Richmond Triangle Players

Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally, Directed by Alexis Black

March 29-30 at 7:30pm, Richmond Triangle Players

Before it Hits Home by Cheryl L West, Directed by Ian Watson

March 23-24 at 7:30pm, Virginia Rep

The Baddest of Boys by Doug Holsclaw, Directed by Brandon Sterrett

April 19th and 21st at 7:30pm, The Firehouse Theatre


APRIL – MAY 2016


Book by Greg Kotis ŸMusic 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 ŸApril 17, 24 at 3:00 pm ŸMay 1 at 3:00 pm

High School Matinees – April 19, 20, 27 at 10:00 am