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Enter The Rocky Horror-Verse

Enter The Rocky Horror-Verse

CRIMINOLOGIST:  I would like…if I may…to take you on a strange journey. ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ASKING:  How strange was it? ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ANSWERING:  So strange they made a movie about it. Hello Richmond. What are you doing the night BEFORE Halloween? My...




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Dissociative Gaze Into The Abyss: A Sunday Essay

Is the revival of the 2014 Tumblr girl how the internet copes with the end of the world?  The dissociative pout, also referred to as the dissociative gaze, was first coined by i-D Magazine in the 2022 article “The cult of the dissociative pout” by Rayne Fisher-Quann,...

Enter The Rocky Horror-Verse

CRIMINOLOGIST:  I would like…if I may…to take you on a strange journey. ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ASKING:  How strange was it? ROCKY HORROR AUDIENCE ANSWERING:  So strange they made a movie about it. Hello Richmond. What are you doing the night BEFORE Halloween? My...

Muralists Leave Their Mark At Three Notch’d Friday

Richmond loves a good mural, and for many of us, the recent occurrence of RVA Street Art Festival's tenth anniversary reunion at the Canal Walk just whets our appetite. It's for us, therefore, that Three Notch'd RVA Collab House hosts the Leave Your Mark Mural Fest at...

The Theory Of Mural Return

RVA Street Art Festival celebrates the tenth anniversary of its first event in 2012 at the place where things began: the abandoned power plant along Richmond's Canal Walk where that first festival took place. The jury's still out on whether time really is a flat...

Romeo and Juliet, Ballet-Style

Richmond Ballet's performance of Romeo & Juliet showed that the iconic Shakespeare play can still communicate a powerful message to audiences, even when the dialogue is replaced by dance. Last month at the Dominion Energy Center, the Richmond Ballet, alongside the Richmond Symphony, premiered Romeo & Juliet for packed audiences that...

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The Dark Side Of Red Vein

Richmonders have been both terrified and impressed by the carnage on display every October at Red Vein Haunted House. But one question has remained unanswered: Is it just for show, or is the terror real? George Wethington learned the answer the hard way. “No. Fuck, man. No. No. Nooooo! You have got to be FUCKING KIDDING me!” I felt the power...

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VCUarts’ She Kills Monsters Brings Fantasy To Virtual Reality

The COVID-19-inspired move to virtual production hasn't always been ideal for live theatre, but for VCUarts' production of She Kills Monsters, which focuses on role-playing games, it has been strangely appropriate. In the last year, there has been no shortage of digitization in both theatre and education. It’s no surprise then, that VCUarts’...

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Bella, Bello

Studio Series: September, Richmond Ballet's first in-person performance since the pandemic began, demonstrated the new normal for live dance performances, and displayed some world-class talent. As gathering restrictions begin to ease by law, one local dance institution risked an in-person performance for the first time since March. Richmond...

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Focusing The Line Of Sight

With Sitelines BLM, Cadence Theatre Company launches a project focusing on sites of importance to Richmond's BIPOC residents, especially those that have been reshaped by the Black Lives Matter movement. Cadence Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for its newest project, Sitelines BLM, a series of filmed plays and screenplays that...

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Dogtown Dance Theatre’s Virtual Dance Festival

With social distancing making gathering in one place for the annual Richmond Dance Festival an impossibility, the dances were instead hosted online, where a dozen performers responded to our current isolation with thought-provoking movement. This May, Dogtown Dance Theatre hosted their annual Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) in a video format,...

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It’s Discovery Season at Firehouse Theatre

With COVID-19 having an extended impact on the way we live, Firehouse Theatre is making big changes to ensure they can keep bringing live theatre to Richmond. As Virginia slowly reopens amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the commonwealth are doing their best to maintain operation as the virus spreads. The complicated process of...

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Step Into The 1920s with Into the Woods’ Souvenir

In the living room of a Stuart Ave home in Richmond’s Fan District, the world’s worst opera singer comes to life… and this unique comedy play heads into its final weekend.  Into the Woods Productions invites you to the living room of a Fan District home for its latest theater production, Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir, starring Gabrielle Maes...

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