5th Wall Theatre has announced their 2017-2018 Season, and it’s a season that promises to hold both creative diversity and meaningful collaboration with theatre companies across Virginia. When asked
about the upcoming season, 5th Wall’s artistic director Carol Piersol emphasized the theatre company’s focus on bringing important, thought-provoking narratives to the Richmond stage while also strengthening the creative relationships 5th Wall has built with other theatres outside city limits. “The Richmond theatre community holds a wealth of talent,” says Piersol, “and we are delighted to be collaborating this year with two of the city’s finest companies, Richmond Triangle Players and Theatre Lab, as well as with Club Infuzion and our neighbor in Hampton, Hampton Arts.”
“Murder Ballad” | October 26 – November 18, 2017
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A Downtown and Off-Broadway sensation, “Murder Ballad” centers on Sara, an uptown girl with a downtown past that refuses to stay behind her. This dramatic telling of a love triangle gone wrong is a steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that undo us. Co-sponsored by Club Infuzion and Catalyst Fit.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes” | March 9 – March 31, 2018
The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country; the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together, they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. Produced in partnership with Hampton Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton, VA.
“I Am My Own Wife” | March 7 – March 17, 2018
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.
“Hand to God” | June 7 – June 22, 2018
This Tony-nominated play delighted Broadway and Off-Broadway audiences with the story of Jason, an anxious teen dealing with the death of his father, and Tyrone, a hand puppet who takes on a shockingly irreverent personality of his own that upends the quiet of a conservative, evangelical Texas town. A co-production with TheatreLAB in Richmond, VA.