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a new play by Douglas Jones

with music by Kelly Kennedy

directed by Todd LaBelle Jr.

Thu, Oct 18 - Sun, Nov 4


"Bedlam = late Middle English: The Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, used as an asylum for the reception and treatment of the mentally ill; originally situated in Bishopsgate, in 1676 rebuilt near London Wall, and in 1815 transferred to Lambeth. In extended use: an asylum for the mentally ill; a madhouse, lunatic asylum."  --Oxford English Dictionary


Ever seen someone mumbling or lost deep in thought or in distress who looked familiar? Maybe they reminded you of a friend or relative -- or maybe they looked like you. Did you keep on walking and think "there but for the grace of God go I"? SONGS FROM BEDLAM gives voice to the secrets and private thoughts of those unknown yet familiar someones.


Firehouse presents Richmond playwright Douglas Jones' SONGS FROM BEDLAM in a new production directed by Todd LaBelle. Performances begin Wednesday, October 17, 2018, and run thru Sunday, November 4, 2018. SONGS FROM BEDLAM was originally produced in 2003 by Barksdale Theatre (VA Rep), directed by David Bridgewater, with music composed by Kelly Kennedy, and featuring performers Matthew Costello, Kady Fleckenstein, Jacqueline Jones, and Robert Throckmorton. For this Firehouse production playwright Doug Jones and director Todd LaBelle have created a revised version of the script with a new creative team.



Axle Burtness

Claire Gates

Jonathan Hardison

Irene J Kuykendall

Granville Scott

Linda Snyder


Production Team:

Todd LaBelle Jr. - Director

Chris Raintree - Set Designer
Andrew Bonniwell - Lighting Designer

Nic Perez - Costume Designer

Ryan Dygert - Sound Designer

Cailin Lindsay - Stage Manager


Performance Schedule:

Thu, Oct 18 @ 7:30pm (preview)
Fri, Oct 19 @ 7:30pm (preview)
Sat, Oct 20  @ 7:30pm (press opening)
Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 26 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 27 @ 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 28 @ 4pm (Daily Planet Health Services Benefit)
Fri, Nov 2 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 3 @ 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 4 @ 4pm (Friends 4 Recovery Benefit Whole Health Center Benefit)

$15-$30 / 804.355.2001

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