It’s no longer on the “QT”

It’s no longer on the “QT”
It’s no longer on the “QT”
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Quill Theatre is the new name of the of Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare, which started the process of merging in 2013.

 

It’s  the region’s only theatre dedicated to producing the classics with a vision “to create theatre rooted in the genius of Shakespeare, that provokes the mind and speaks to the soul,” with a mission to produce “theatre worth talking about.”

 

QT (as I’m already calling it) will continue to produce 4 mainstage productions each season, as well as the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall and the only Shakespearean educational programming in the region.

 

About the name, Dr. Jan Powell (Artistic Director) says, “I am energized by the multiple meanings of “quill” — it’s a writing instrument with infinite flexibility, a penetrating sharp, a delicate and ephemeral adornment. As Quill Theatre, we will adventure through the full spectrum of our theatre’s capability, elasticity, and potency.”

 

Here’s the inaugural season for Quill Theatre:

 

American Buffalo (David Mamet) Directed by Daniel Moore at TheatreLab 10/1-24

Three small-time would-be crooks scramble to pull off a fast heist for easy money.

 

Holiday Memories (Truman Capote, adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke) Directed by Dr. Jan Powell at VCU’s Grace Street Theatre 12/3–26

They continue their tradition of adapting great seasonal works with these 2 tales from Capote’s short stories.

 

Stupid F**king Bird (Aaron Posner) Directed by Jon Kretzu at Richmond Triangle Players 1/7–30, 2016

This winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play is about an exquisitely narcissistic family of directors, actors and admirers, loosely inspired by Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

 

King Lear (William Shakespeare) Directed by Dr. Jan Powell in partnership with VMFA at the Leslie Cheek Theater 3/31–4/23

Joe Inscoe plays the King in this epic tragedy.

 

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare) Directed by Steve Perigard at Agecroft Hall 5/2-26

A romantic comedy, shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria.

 

The Merchant of Venice (William Shakespeare) Directed by Dr. Jan Powell at Agecroft Hall 7/ 7–31

The tragicomedy set in Renaissance Italy and the divided worlds of Christian aristocracy and the Jewish ghetto.

 

7th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare: Macbeth (William Shakespeare) Directed by Foster Solomon in partnership with VMFA at the Leslie Cheek Theater 10/31, 2015

Free fun on Halloween, but avoid standing in line and guarantee a seat with a $25 donation added to a subscription

 

Visit the new website for details & season tickets

 

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