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WCVE Public Radio Theatre Critic John Porter can be heard during NPR’s All Things Considered. He is also the co-host of Time for the Blues.

Articles by John Porter

Kick Off The Summer Season With Scorching Hot Blues

Henry and I hope you will make plans to join us this Saturday night (5/28/16) starting at 11:00 p.m. as we prepare for the unofficial beginning of summer by bringing you some scorching hot blues!

It’s not a blues song by any means, but we all remember that Buster Poindexter number from years ago – the one with the chorus, “Hot, hot, hot!” Not many people know that was written with a Richmond summer in mind.

Quill Theatre Presents: King Lear

Shakespeare’s King Lear is a monumental play. But one major obstacle to mounting a good production of Lear is to have an actor that is believable as an older man, but who still has the stamina to last through a three-hour show night after night. There have been attempts to use younger actors – Olivier for example played the role in his twenties, but said he didn’t understand it until his seventies.

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