Welcome to The Professor’s Picks, a new column designed to supplement Time for the Blues. Henry and I are always on the lookout for new material and are fortunate to receive a number of CDs from studios, publicists, and friends of the show. And once in a while, we even go out and buy some as well. Truth is, even with trying to bring 14 songs a week to the show, we run out of time and don’t always get around to playing all of the songs we want to play.
Articles by John Porter
The story of Frankenstein may have been written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, but its themes are as old as mankind. It is the story of creation itself. It is the story of the conquering of death. It is the story of immortality.
Firehouse Theatre brings a new work to the area. Theatre critic John Porter looks at “The Aliens.”
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."