THE 2019 RICHMOND
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Tickets go on sale May 1st

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THE TEMPEST

Directed by
James Ricks



June 6th - 30th, 2019
Agecroft HaLL & Gardens

Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan and now a powerful magician, raises a great storm to wreck the vessel casting his betrayers onto the shores of the mysterious island he has made his home. There, attended by his daughter, a magical sprite and a villainous prisoner, Prospero leads them through a mysterious dream on the course from vengeance to reconciliation.

PERFORMANCES THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS at 7:30pm

CAST

PROSPERO - Bev Appleton
CALIBAN - Walter Riddle
MIRANDA - Madison Munson
ARIEL - Adam Turck
TRINCULO - Jeff Clevenger
STEPHANO - Adam Valentine
ANTONIO - Christopher Dunn
ALONSO - John Cauthen
GONZALO - Derek Kannemeyer
SEBASTIAN - Travis Williams
FERDINAND - Dean Hall
MIRANDA UNDERSTUDY - Mia Richards
SAILOR / SPIRIT - Cedar Curran

PRODUCTION

Director - James Ricks
Stage Manager - Nata Moriconi
Costume Design - Anna Bialkowski
Light Design - BJ Wilkinson
Props - Amanda Ufer
Choreography - Tim Hermann
Composer - Jason Marks
Assistant Lighting Design - Matthew Bahes
Assistant Stage Manager - Jordan Dively

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COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLLM SHKSPR

Written by Adam Long,
David Singer, and Jess Winfield
ONE NIGHT ONLY! July 6th, 2019
at Agecroft Hall & Gardens

Back again by popular demand! This crazy comedy is an irreverent, high-speed roller coaster ride through the Bard’s plays. For the fourth year running, join our madcap trio as they weave their wacky way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild night that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

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TAMING OF THE SHREW

Directed by
Chelsea Burke

July 11th - August 4th, 2019
Agecroft Hall & Gardens

Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest and beautiful Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, ‘shrewish’ Katherina? Perhaps the gold-digging Petruchio, as maddeningly strong-willed and perverse as Katherina herself, will rise to the task of bullying her to the altar. Shakespeare’s original screwball comedy shows the lengths men will go to for their legacy and what women will do to break free. This play about gender power struggle is considered the bard’s most misogynistic, but performed by an all-female cast offers an exciting new perspective.

PERFORMANCES THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS at 7:30pm

CAST

KATHARINA - Michelle Greensmith
BIANCA - Christina Ramsey
LUCENTIO / SERVANT - Nora Ogunleye
PETRUCHIO - Bianca Bryan
GREMIO / HABERDASHER / SERVANT - Maggie Bavolack
HORTENSIO - Desiree Dabney
BAPTISTA - Melissa Johnston Price
VINCENTIO / TAILER / SERVANT - Lucretia Anderson
PEDANT / WIDOW / SERVANT - Erica Hughes
TRANIO / SERVANT - Allison Paige Gilman
GRUMIO - Emily Berry
BIONDELLO / CURTIS - Meg Carnahan
ENSEMBLE - Audrey Sparrow

PRODUCTION

Director - Chelsea Burke
Production Manager - James Ricks
Stage Manager - Emily Hicks
Light Design - Matt Banes
Costume Design - Cora Delbridge
Props - Amanda Ufer

FESTIVAL FAQs

Do I need to bring my own chair?
No, there is stadium style seating in the courtyard. The seats have backs, but no cushion. Feel free to bring one! You may bring a chair to picnic on the grounds. 

Is there Accessible seating available?
Yes! Please give the Box Office notice if you will require Accessible seating, and the staff will mark off enough seats for you and your party in the appropriate section. The Box Office can be reached at 804-340-0115. At the show, Festival Manager Noah Downs will show you to your seats.

Is seating General Admission, and what time should I arrive to get a good seat?
Seating is General Admission. You can arrive as early as 6pm to picnic on the grounds before the show. The theater will open at 7:00pm. To ensure a good seat, you should arrive no later than 7:15pm.

What if it rains?
If it’s raining before the show…
…remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts.

If it rains during the show…
…the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let up. If we can’t go on, then…
-If we stopped before intermission, you have a choice: 1) full refund at point of purchase OR 2) voucher to return on another night
-If the play is rained out after intermission, you will receive a voucher only. Please note: you must be present to receive a rain voucher.

How can I use my rain voucher?
To use your rain voucher, please call the Quill Box Office at 804-340-0115 to arrange your new tickets. You will need to present the rain voucher at the Box Office in order to pick up your new tickets. Please note: Rain vouchers may only be used for Festival performances and are non-transferable to future Quill performances unless otherwise indicated.

Is there a restaurant or food options on the grounds?
There isn’t a restaurant on the grounds, but there is a concession stand, which sells soft drinks, waters, and various snacks before the show and at intermission.