Firehouse Theatre brings a new work to the area. Theatre critic John Porter looks at “The Aliens.”
Articles by John Porter
Theatre VCU tries to breathe new life into Frankenstein.
TheatreLAB presents a regional premiere.
Henley Street presents a world premiere with a local twist.
One of the youngest theatre companies in town, both in duration and the average age of its key players, is TheatreLAB. Since their inception, they have been producing edgy shows, first at the artist’s resource, Plant Zero, in Richmond’s South Side, later in art galleries or any place they could find to set up some chairs and a couple of lights.
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at the Swift Creek world premiere of "Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical."
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at "Angels in America: Milennium Approaches."
We hope you’ll join us this week (4/11/15) for Time for the Blues as Henry and I are whipping up some great music for your listening pleasure. It’s been a week since we got to hang out together, so we’re hoping to see your smiling face as you kick back and enjoy.
Two words can excite the theatre going world and scare most directors at the same time. They are, “World Premiere.” Audiences are interested in seeing something brand new and directors are challenged to shepherd along a playwright while helping actors find a way to stay focused on scripts that might be changing. Designers are tasked with creating new worlds with little in any frame of reference.
We hope you’ll join us this weekend (4/4/2015) for Time for the Blues as we do our best to scour the world for great sounds and turn over a few rocks for some bad jokes. Henry and I have plenty of both for your listening pleasure and can’t wait to bring them out for our late night party.