Virginia Stage Company Announces Season 39

Virginia Stage is excited to announce what they have in store for their 39th season. The lineup includes an additional production, the return of fan favorite Crowns. The full lineup has through lines of gospel and comedy and includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, two musicals, a new work, and adaptations of three classic works of literature.

Season tickets are available now starting at $99, and single tickets will go on sale in August.

If you would like to schedule interviews, please contact Director of Marketing Brad Tuggle at btuggle@vastage.org.

RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF Johnny Cash
CREATED BY Richard Maltby, Jr. AND CONCEIVED BY William Meade
September 13 to October 1, 2017

Stomp your feet and sing along to this exhilarating Juke Box Musical inspired by the music of Johnny Cash. Explore love and family with three multi-generational couples as the stories of their lives unfold through more than two-dozen of Cash's iconic hits.

THE PARCHMAN HOUR: SONG AND STORIES OF THE '61 FREEDOM RIDERS
BY MIKE WILEY
October 25 to November 12, 2017

Journey through the Deep South with the young men and women who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Adapted from real life accounts, The Parchman Hour shares the struggle of the first Freedom Riders through music by Bob Dylan and spirituals of the time.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
BY Charles Dickens, ADAPTED BY PATRICK MULLINS
December 6 to December, 24 2017

It wouldn't be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre! This heartwarming story follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they visit Ebenezer Scrooge and remind us all of hope, redemption, and love.


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
BY JANE AUSTIN
ADAPTED BY Joseph Hanreddy AND J.R. Sullivan
January 17 to February 4, 2018

A reluctant courtship blooms when Elizabeth clashes with the enigmatic Mr. Darcy. You'll be swept away by Jane Austen's beloved classic brought to life on stage in this witty exploration of expectations.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
ADAPTED FROM SIR Arthur Conan Doyle'S NOVEL BY STEVEN CANNY AND John Nicholson
February 21 to March 11, 2018

Join us for a thrill ride as 3 actors play more than 20 characters in the comedic spoof of the Sherlock Holmes classic that has been called "a sublimely funny adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic."

DIGRACED
BY Ayad Akhtar
April 4 to April 22, 2018

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a timely piece sure to provoke and inspire. At an Upper East-Side party hosted by an American-born and Muslim-raised lawyer and his Jewish wife the dinner topics are the economy, religion, and Islamophobia; what could go wrong?

CROWNS
BY ReGina Taylor, ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK BY Michael Cunningham AND Craig Marberry
May 9 to May 27, 2018

One of the most Popular Productions in Virginia Stage's history returns! This enduring gospel musical is a testament to love, sisterhood, and family where we learn that a hat can be more than a fashion statement.

More information at: vastage.org/season39



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