Sophocles sells? Who knew?

As I scribble down these words Firehouse is getting ready to close its sold-out run of OEDIPUS REX, a show that had its world premiere sometime around 429 BCE. Give or take a few years, that means we helped celebrate the play’s 2439 birthday. That’s a lot of candles on the cake, especially for a company that prides itself on producing new work! What’s somewhat exciting for me is the fact that so many people came to see the production – which by the way was an outstanding effort by director Vinnie Gonzales and his amazing cast and designers. Way back in my undergrad years, shortly after we invented fire and the wheel, it seemed as if the only people who got excited by the early classics were

A proposal

When I first moved here from New York more than twenty years ago, my friends in New York were shocked. How could I give up all that New York had to offer for. . .well, for whatever it was there was in Richmond? Well, it didn’t take long to realize that I wasn’t losing anything in terms of theater, as I soon found that Richmond has a thriving and high quality theater community. However, I can’t say the same about the dance community. Before I address that potentially explosive statement, allow me to take a moment to digress on the “community” aspect of the RVA theater community. People know me as a reviewer or critic (a word I don’t care for, as it sounds as if my job is to find fault, rather

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