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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

Well Known Richmonders Tackle International Theatre Piece

Like many things it all started with an innocent question. It’s not uncommon for some members of the theatre community to reach out to me to ask about certain plays. Usually they use me (and others certainly) to cage how we think that Richmond audiences might like a particular play.

It’s a good way to approach certain decisions, build a consensus and we will come.

It was a simple question really from my old friend Keri Wormald, a great director, who simply asked, “Have you ever heard of the play White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpou?”

I had not.

The Professor’s Picks: Southside; True & Blue

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.