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Dr. Faustus Raises Hell at Agecroft Hall for Richmond Shakespeare

So, I finally got to see one of my favorite plays of all time (and the subject of a thesis I wrote in another lifetime), Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe at Agecroft Hall, staged by the crown jewel of Richmond Summer Stock companies, Richmond Shakespeare. I say...

Dispatch From Cuba 2015

I wanted to give a bit of context for this piece. I was introduced to Bill one afternoon at the local watering hole by a mutual friend. Bill, a talented and experienced writer, shared some of his work with me, and I was interested to read more. When I asked if he had...

Richmond Named No. 1 ‘America’s Best Town To Visit’

CNN just crowned Richmond as the No. 1 best town to visit in the U.S. this year. CNN travel editors explored the country, searching for cities full of things to do, loads of personality, and not typically swarming with tourists. Richmond topped the list for several...

Milk River Arts: A Sanctuary of Creativity for Disabled Artists

After the death of his father and his retirement from the military, Aly Costanzo felt lost. That changed when his sister found Milk River Arts. “It gave me a purpose,” Costanzo said. “I really had no purpose. My sister found (founder Sally Kemp) for me, and Sally...

2nd Best Comedy Fest Delivers Top-Tier Entertainment!

Hello reader! The weekend of June 6-8th, Richmond is set to erupt in laughter with the 2nd Best Comedy Fest, featuring a dazzling array of talent from major comedy hubs like LA, Chicago, New York, and beyond. Taking place at the Coalition Theater and The Basement, the festival spans three days packed with improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy....

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Richmond Theater Chat | VA Rep Theatre Unveils a Diverse New Season, from ‘Misery’ to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

I have fully adopted the mantle of theater nerd since I’ve been back in Richmond. I’ve always been one, but companies like Virginia Repertory Theatre and their satellite collaborations have really reignited a passion that started the first time I put on leggings and spoke in verse onstage—I was 12. I take opportunities to talk to the artists...

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