A SEASON OF RISK
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” - Erica Jong
Risk is a paradox.
We try to avoid or reduce risk, but we also seek it out -- on roller coasters, in casinos, skydiving.
Dangerous and exhilarating. Life threatening and life affirming.
It would be foolish to risk your life, but is it foolish to risk your life for a loved one? Or for an ideal?
It would be irrational to jump out of a tenth story window, but is it irrational if you're trying to escape a burning building? Or if you’re a professional stunt woman?
Theatre is full of risks. Making theatre is like leaping off a cliff or crossing the highway blindfolded. You know where the journey starts but can't know when, where, or how it ends.
Dangerous and exhilarating.
This season -- our 26th -- we continue to pursue and embrace the risks of developing and producing new performance, driven by the passionate vision of the many artists who’ll call Firehouse their home this year.
Risk with us. You won’t regret it.
"Art advances between two chasms, which are frivolity and propaganda. On the ridge where the great artist moves forward, every step is an adventure, an extreme risk. In that risk however, and only there, lies the freedom of art." -Albert Camus
a new play by Chandler Hubbard
Wed July 3 - Sat July 27, 2019
"People are just animals who talk and wear clothes."
performances thru Oct 18, 2019 / RVA PREMIERE
This Tony-award winning Broadway musical "defies generic categories."
performances begin November 7, 2019 / RVA PREMIERE
This Richmond premiere traces the career of the famed Green Bay Packers coach.
performances begin January 23, 2020 / EAST COAST PREMIERE
We’re thrilled and honored to produce the east coast premiere of Sharr White’s powerful new play about the tyranny of poverty, injustice, and family. .
A SINGLE PRAYER
performances begin March 19, 2020 / WORLD PREMIERE
K Jenkins' new play is a stunning and lyrical work about a teenager trying to find her place in a confusing world.
performances begin May 8, 2020 / WORLD PREMIERE
Described as a “noir cabaret” by the creative team of Michael Feinstein, Christopher Owens, and William Schermerhorn, this new musical is a love letter to the world of cabaret that’s filled with a score of glorious songs, stories, a love triangle, and a murder.
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(all titles, schedules, and personnel subject to change)