Firehouse Plays Announces THE FOURTH WALL Performance Schedule

Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the performance dates of the regional premiere of The Fourth Wall by A.R. Gurney. This second show in the Firehouse Plays series is Gurney's satire on topics that include belief, faith, the American theatre, academia, political action, love, and devotion.

The plot revolves around Peggy upsetting her husband Roger's comfortable suburban life by rearranging the furniture in the living room of their comfortable suburban home. Roger enlists longtime friend Julia and an expert from the local community college to help him persuade Peggy to be sensible and put the furniture back where it belongs. A.R. Gurney is the recipient of many awards including a Drama Desk Special Award, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist, and multiple Outer Critics Circle Awards.

The "fourth wall" is a foundational concept of naturalism/realism that refers to the imaginary separation between the stage and the audience. Gurney uses the fourth wall as a metaphor to consider the dissonance between what we are and what we aspire to be, and as a frame that highlights the tension between external reality and the possibility of something beyond. The play is a contemporary comedy of manners about breaking boundaries, the yearning for something different/better, and the risk of stepping through to the other side without knowing what's beyond.

The ensemble of The Fourth Wall includes RVA favorites Jaqueline Jones (Peggy), Michael Hawke (Roger), Annie Zannetti (Julia), and Landon Nagel* (Floyd). The production team includes Kerrigan Sullivan (Director), Eddie Slipek (Set Design), Andrew Bonniwell (Lighting Design), Margarette Joyner (Costume Design), Joe Carragher (Sound Design), Fran Coleman (Musical Director), Starlet Knight (Choreographer), Amber Davis (Prop Master), and Zack Owen (Stage Manger). Cast Peggy: Jaqueline Jones Roger: Michael Hawke Julia: Annie Zannetti Floyd: Landon Nagel* *member of the Actor's Equity Assocation

Production Team Director: Kerrigan Sullivan Set Design: Eddie Slipek Lighting Design: Andrew Bonniwell Costume Design: Margarette Joyner Sound Design: Joe Carragher Musical Director: Fran Coleman Choreographer: Starlet Knight
Prop Master: Amber Davis Stage Manager: Zack Owen TICKET INFORMATION Box Office: (804) 355-2001 Tickets: $10-35 Free parking across the street at Lowe's PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Dec 10 @7:30pm (Preview)
Dec 11 @ 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Dec 17 @7:30pm
Dec 18 @7:30pm
Dec 19 @7:30pm
Dec 26 @7:30pm
Dec 27 @3:00pm
Jan 1 @7:30pm
Jan 2 @7:30pm
Jan 8 @7:30pm
Jan 9 @7:30pm
Jan 10 @3:00pm
Jan 16 @ 7:30pm
Jan 17 @3:00pm (Talk back)
Jan 19 @7:30pm (Industry Night)
Jan 22 @7:30pm
Jan 23 @ 7:30pm
Jan 29 @7:30pm
Jan 30 @ 7:30pm
Jan 31 @ 3:00pm (Closing) We would like to extend an invitation to you and a guest to join us at a performance of THE FOURTH WALL. Please follow the link to reserve your press tickets. CLICK HERE


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