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      February 29, 2020

      Saturday   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      1609 West Broad Street
      Richmond, Virginia 23220

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      SEASON OF RISK

      Season 26 A SEASON OF RISK 2019/2020 "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 wont 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 ANIMAL CONTROL - July 2019 This remount of Chandler Hubbards award-winning WORLD PREMIERE is a humorous and troubling look at the cost of compassion. PASSING STRANGE - Aug-Oct 2019 RVA premiere of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical that's a mash up of a rock concert and a coming-of-age story. LOMBARDI - Nov 2019 Scott Wichmann directs Ken Moretti in the title role in the RVA premiere of this fascinating play that gets into the head of one of the winningest coaches in football. STUPID KID - Jan -Feb 2020 East coast premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sharr White's dark comedy about (in)justice, the tyranny of poverty, and family. A SINGLE PRAYER - April 2020 World premiere of K Jenkins' stunning, lyrical play about finding our way in a confusing world. THE CLUB May 2020 World premiere of a "noir cabaret" by the creative team of Michael Feinstein, Christopher Owens, and William Schermerhorn. FIREHOUSE FRINGE and FIREHOUSE STUDIO returns with bi-monthly installments of HAPPY HOUR POETRY, FIREHOUSE RADIO PLAYERS, THE WHISKEY REBELLION, DEATH CLUB RADIO LIVE, PLAYREADING ROUNDTABLE, BURLESQUE RIGHT MEOW, plus special events like Priyanka Shetty's THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, K Dance YES DANCE FESTIVAL and SHORTS 2020!, Virginia Theatre Machine's new adaptation of HANSEL AND GRETEL, the continuing development of J.C. Gonzalez's pop opera WARM, Emma Givens WITCHES, Tom Kazas' STRING EM UP...and many surprises. (all titles, schedules, and personnel subject to change)


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