Written by A. R. Gurney
Directed by David S. Leong
An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy
An Evening of Sketch Comedy
Directed by John Porter
Written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan • Music by Marc Shaiman • Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Directed by Patti D’Beck
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Written by Dale Wasserman
Based on a novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Ed Herendeen
Written by Dominic Cooke
Directed by TBA
Theatre VCU’s 2012/2013 Mainstage Season
Written by Michael Frayn • Directed by Anita Maynard-Losh
Called “the funniest farce ever written” Noises Off is a “play within a play” follows an acting company’s struggles to prepare and perform a British sex comedy called Nothing On. Everything that can go wrong does, as actors desperately try to hang on to their lines, their performances and the furniture, especially a hysterically slippery plate of sardines. Noises Off has earned Tony Award nominations for Best Play and won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble and will delight you with it’s lunacy!
Sept. 28-29 & Oct. 4-6 – 7:30 pm • Sept. 30 & Oct. 7 – 3:00 pm
High School Matinees – Oct. 2 & 3 – 10 am
Avenue Q is Broadway’s smash hit – winner of the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical. Featuring a cast of people and puppets who tell the story of adult life in NYC in a smart funny and downright raunchy way. Avenue Q is the scrappy little musical that broke the rules with songs such as “It Sucks to Be Me” and “Schdenfreude”. These puppets may be inappropriate for children under 13, but for the rest of us, they are hilarious!
Nov. 9 & 10, 15-17 & Nov. 29 – Dec 1 at 7:30 pm
Nov. 11, 18 & Dec. 2 at 3:00 pm
No High School Matinees
The Colored Museum’s sharp wit takes aim at stereotypes, self-loathing and assimilation within the African-American community. Created as a vaudevillian mosaic of “exhibits,” each one fearlessly spans the history of African American experience and culture, while mocking stereotypes. 26 years later, Wolfe’s funny and shocking themes still resonate with the hope that these are exhibits of the past, and not living moments or models for our future.
Feb. 14-16 & 21-23 at 7:30pm
Feb. 17 & 24 at 3:00 pm
High School Matinees – Feb. 19 & 20 at 10am
Dark, nightmarish and thrilling, Christopher Bond’s play (that Sondheim’s musical is based on) follows the barber, Sweeney Todd, as he plots his bloody revenge against the judge who betrayed and deported him on false charges. With the death of his wife, Sweeney takes revenge upon the corrupt society of Victorian London by dispatching his victims with a grisly slit to the throat in his barber chair. His landlady, Mrs. Lovett, hides the barber’s crimes with tasty meat pies. A tale of obsession, and a man driven to madness by injustice.
April 6, 11-13 & 18 – 20 at7:30 pm
April 7, 14 & 21 at 3:00 pm
High School Matinees – April 16 & 17 – 10 am