Staged Reading for Chandler Hubbard’s “Animal Control” on February 18th

5th Wall Theatre presents
Animal Control
A new play by Chandler Hubbard

February 18, 2018
at Glave Kocen Gallery

1620 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

“Life is a series of catastrophes made small by comparison. You take the catastrophe and you make it livable.”

When an incident at the local dog park turns vicious, an inexperienced animal control director finds herself in over her head and must rise to the challenge to protect both parties from each other and themselves. In some sense, it’s a courtroom drama; the characters all play defendant, plaintiff, witness, judge, jury and executioner. In some greater sense, it’s about what it means to be The Other, what it means to be Othered; it’s about denying similarities and obeying differences; it’s about power and insecurity; and, ultimately, it’s about the ever-evolving nature of compassion.

Tickets $12; Season Subscribers $10

Acting classes coming March 5th!

led by 5th Wall’s founding artistic director, Carol Piersol

Join 5th Wall Theatre’s founding artistic director Carol Piersol for an 8-week series of classes based on the Meisner Technique of acting. Carol studied with Sanford Meisner and Bill Esper at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and brings those experiences with her to this class, which promises to immerse you in what Sanford Meisner called the art of “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”

Class will take place every Monday night beginning March 5th and ending April 23rd, 2018.  The class will culminate with a showcase for the public of scenes and monologues worked on in class.

This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning one-man play tells the remarkable story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman who lived in East Germany during World War II and who would become the .founder of the Gründerzeit Museum, or “Museum of Everyday Objects” saved from the rubble of homes abandoned during the war.


Pump Boys & Dinettes


5th Wall Theatre presents
Pump Boys & Dinettes
Book, music and lyrics by John Foley; Mark Hardwick; Debra Monk; Cass Morgan; John Schimmel; Jim Wann

March 9 – March 31, 2018
at The Basement

300 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

A high-octane feast for the ears, get ready for the full-blown musical experience of Pump Boys and Dinettes! Here, youll meet the talented men and women of Grand Ole Opry country, a downhome group who love fishin, beer, and a slice of homemade pie. The ‘Pump Boys’ sell gasoline on Highway 57, the Cupp sisters run the Double Cup diner next door. And they all love great music, the kind that gets your toes a-tappin’ and foot a-stompin’. Equipped with guitar, piano, bass, cello, ukulele, banjo, and more, they’re serving up a night of fun in this concert-style show about lifes simple pleasures that received rave reviews both on and off Broadway, along with a Tony Nomination for Best Musical.

Tickets $32; Students $15; Group rates available

Help us make 2018 our greatest year of theatre

5th Wall Theatre has enjoyed an amazing year full of spectacular productions, and we have our patrons — YOU — to thank.  All your support makes possible our mission of bringing new, challenging, and socially relevant theatre to the Richmond theatre community and beyond.

There’s a new year ahead, and with it, we have even greater heights to reach.  To reach those heights, we need your help.

If you feel that theatre plays a powerful and important role in our lives and in our communities, that it gives us a way to come together in both joyous and difficult times to help us answer the profound questions that persist in our lives, we ask that you consider matching that conviction with a pledge of financial support.  It’s your donations that keep us going, and contributing to 5th Wall Theatre is a tax-deductible gift to your community that can help it thrive for the upcoming year and many more years to come.