Writer Joan Tupponce found Barksdale's "Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming" down-home fun.
Joan Tupponce is a national award-winning journalist who has been freelancing since 1989. Her articles have appeared in the New York Daily News, Teen Beat, Seventeen, Challenge magazine, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginian-Pilot, Richmond magazine, Virginia Living, Virginia Business, Virginia Golfer and more. She has also written for the public relations area of Sports Illustrated. Her broadcast experience includes radio and television reviews, travelogues and celebrity interviews. Joan is also a Richmond area theater critic.
Articles by Joan Tupponce
Joan Tupponce's review of "Shipwrecked."
Joan Tupponce reviews "The Foreignor" at Swift Creek Mill.
Joan Tupponce reviews "On Golden Pond" at Barksdale at Hanover Tavern
Topnotch performances bring modern version of "La Boheme" to life.
Joan Tupponce reviews "Crowns" at Barksdale Theatre.
Barksdale/Theatre IV Production is Top Rate
Joan Tupponce's review of "A Doll's House."
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's newest offering, A Grand Night for Singing, is true to its name. The musical review celebrates the legendary songs of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.
The women of Ivy Gap who’ve gathered in the church meeting room at First Baptist have as much to learn about themselves as they do each other. Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern’s current production of “First Baptist of Ivy Gap” introduces us to Luby, Olene, Mae Ellen, Edith, Sammy and Vera, who have come together to help the war effort and discuss plans for the church’s 75th anniversary.