M*A*S*H (special performance, staged reading)
Directed by David Robbins
August 4 – 13, 2016
One of television’s most memorable hit series is coming back to life, on stage in Richmond. The Mighty Pen Project, in partnership with Carol Piersol of 5th Wall Theatre and Phil Crosby of Richmond Triangle Players, is producing seven evenings of M*A*S*H as a benefit for all three non-profit organizations. The performances will be staged readings of the series’ pilot plus two episodes from the first season. The readings will feature many of Richmond’s best-known actors.
Performances for M*A*S*H are at Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Avenue in RVA’s Scott’s Addition. Talkbacks will follow select performances. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or by contacting Richmond Triangle Players at 804-346-8113.
DIRECTIONS FOR M*A*S*H:
5th Wall’s Readers’ Theatre Series explores both new and established works in a scaled down setting (no costumes, no sets, actors hold scripts in hand) to let the text move to center stage. Readings have only a few rehearsals and minimal staging, which opens up opportunities for busy artists to dive into a piece that scheduling may not otherwise allow. These staged readings may be a part of developing a new work and presenting it to an audience for the first time, may be a chance for us to hear and see an established piece play before an audience, or may be a play we feel very compelled to share with an audience but that stands outside our mainstage season. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see fantastic actors playing some marvelous text and for a low, low ticket price!