Our 2015-2016 season celebrates our emergence as Quill Theatre! We have taken the best of Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare and combined them into a strong, new amalgam that will carry us forward into a new era of courage, eloquence, power, and vitality.
This season’s plays celebrate the motive power of intellect, the revolutionary magic of eloquence, and the audacious exhilaration of authenticity. We will bring you the utmost variety in our Shakespeare selections: a delightful comedy, a devastating tragedy, a wicked bloodbath, and a poignant synthesis of both — as well as a Helen Hayes Award-winning Best New Play, an early masterwork by one of America’s finest 20th century theatrical writers, and a tender, haunting story of rural Southern childhood.
Don’t miss a moment of the Quill! It is truly “Theatre worth talking about.”
Join us as a season subscriber and enjoy a savings of over 25% and avoid the ticketing fees too! $164 for all six main stage performances. Add $25 donation to your subscription for reserved seats to this year’s Bootleg Shakespeare- Macbeth on October 31st. You will be contacted by a staff member with information about how to choose your dates within 1 week of purchase.
Please note that the ability to reserve seats to the Bootleg is only available with a 2015-2016 Season Subscription purchase.
During a single day in an unremarkable junk shop on a nondescript street in Chicago in the mid-70s, three small-time would-be crooks scramble to pull off a fast heist for easy money. As they plan the unlikely caper, an increasing tension between them tests their friendship and threatens to shatter everything they fight for. Hilarious and appalling, this brute race for a lowlife version of the American dream is brilliantly syncopated by Mamet’s rapid-fire two-bit bum’s lingo.
*This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for children
PARKING AT THE BASEMENT
FREE parking is available one block away from the theatre along Marshall Street, Clay Street, 2nd Street and Southbound from Broad on 3rd Street.
Convention Center Deck – 3rd and Marshall (351 N 3rd St)
Cost: $7.00 per vehicle
Open Lot – 3rd and Marshall (310 N 3rd St)
Cost: $8.00 for 2 hours
The theatre does not have wheelchar accessbility. There will be ushers placed at the doors and stairways to assist patrons.
There are a number of wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.
Lucy's - 404 N. 2nd Street, Mama J's - 415 North 1st Street, Pasture - 416 East Grace Street, and Rappahannock - 320 East Grace Street.
For a quick bite: JKOGI - 325 North 2nd Street, Bodillaz - 321 North 2nd Street, and The Cultured Swine - 317 North 2nd StreetBuy Tickets
The class will meet from November 4th through December 10th, 2015.
Wednesdays - 4:30 - 6:30pm
Saturdays - 10:00am - 12:00pm
*Final Performance on December 10th
Classes will take place at Genworth BrightLights Education Center at Richmond Centerstage
Cost - $250 Buy Tickets
For just $137, enjoy the remaining five shows in the season, saving you 25%, and the cost of ticketing fees, too!
Your subscription includes tickets to:
Holiday Memories (Dec 3-26, 2015)
Stupid F**king Bird (Jan 7-30, 2016)
King Lear (March 31-April 23, 2016)
Twelfth Night (June 2-26, 2016)
Merchant of Venice (July 7-31, 2016)
After purchase, you will be contacted by a staff member within one week with information on how to select your dates. Buy Tickets
For $65, give someone the gift of theatre: Two tickets to any show in our 2015-2016 season!
Once purchased, you will be contacted by a staff member within one week of purchase, and the certificate will be mailed to you. Buy Tickets
Starring Melissa Johnston Price, this reading will transport the audience back to 1943 to spend an evening with the stage and screen powerhouse Ethel Barrymore, looking back on her marvelous career as she contemplates a return to the silver screen after an absence of ten years.
Special attention will be paid to her first visit to the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond for the wedding of Irene Langhorne to Charles Dana Gibson in 1895, and her return in the star-making performance at Richmond’s Academy Theatre on February 1, 1902 as Madame Trentoni in Clyde Fitch’s play, Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines.
Included will be excerpts from The Constant Wife, The Corn is Green, and The Lady of the Camellias, memories of her famous brothers John and Lionel Barrymore, her refusal of Winston Churchill’s marriage proposal, her famous feud with Walter Winchell and troubled home life.Discussion will center on cultural life in Richmond at the turn of the 20th century and the establishment of “Theatre Row,” including the history of The Academy of Music, The Bijou, the Colonial Theater, the Theatre Comique, and the Lyric Opera House.
November 19th, 2015
Cost - $15
Location - The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design