Virginia Rep to Present DANCING LESSONS at Hanover Tavern

Virginia Rep to Present DANCING LESSONS at Hanover Tavern

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens Dancing Lessons, by Mark St. Germain, February 24, 2017 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road Hanover, Virginia 23069. The show runs through March 26, 2017.

Dancing Lessons tells the story of Ever, an introverted young professor with Asperger's Syndrome, who seeks out instruction from his neighbor, an out-of-commission Broadway dancer. A quirky romantic comedy, Dancing Lessons made its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in 2014.

This production is directed by Jan Guarino. Guarino most recently directed They're Playing Our Song at Hanover Tavern and Busytown at the Children's Theatre. Other directing credits include The Wizard of Oz and Barefoot in the Park. Guarino is a veteran actor with numerous Virginia Rep credits including The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular and God of Carnage.

The two-person cast stars Virginia Rep newcomers Dean Knight and Kylie Clark as Ever and Senga. Knight was most recently seen in Rapture, Blister, Burn, Unexpected Tenderness, and The Human Terrain (5th Wall Theatre). Clark's regional credits include
Angels in America (Richmond Triangle Players) and The Sound of Music (Riverside Dinner Theatre).

Scenic design is by Terrie Powers (The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Junie B. Jones, The Musical). Lighting design is by BJ Wilkinson (1776 and Junie B. Jones, The Musical for Virginia Rep, King Lear for Quill Theatre). Costume design is by Ruth Hedberg (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and The Golden Goose for Virginia Rep, Assassins for Quill Theatre).

Dancing Lessons is part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. Virginia Rep will host an Acts of Faith talk back on March 5, 2017 following the performance.

For tickets, call the Box Office at 804-282-2620 or go online at www.virginiarep.org. Full Price Tickets: $38. Discounted Group Rates available.

Virginia Repertory Theatre is the regional professional theatre in Richmond, Virginia. With a budget of $5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 530,000, Virginia Rep is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Virginia Rep stages four seasons annually: the Signature Season at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Theatre Gym Season in partnership with Cadence Theatre Company, Virginia Rep's Children's Season at Willow Lawn, and the Hanover Tavern Season.

Pictured: Dean Knight as Ever and Kylie Clark as Senga. Photo by Jay Paul.


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