Virginia Stage Company's 37th Season to Feature Premieres, Tony Winners
Virginia Stage Company (VSC) announces its 37th season; which includes two new plays and two Tony Award winning plays. This season is set to be a powerful line-up with a little something for everyone.Season: The season opens with Peter and the Starcatcher, a Tony Award winning re-imagined story of Peter Pan that takes us on a rambunctious adventure through Neverland. Peter and the Starcatcher runs September 22 - October 11, 2015. Next on stage, is the Tony Award winning masterwork about family dynamics, courage and the struggle to survive during WWII, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, running October 27 - November 5, 2015. After the New Year, running January 19 - February 7, 2016, is the next addition to the Company's American Soil Series, The Hampton Years, written by Jacqueline E. Lawton. The American Soil series is plays produced by VSC, focused on bringing new plays with local relevance to Hampton Roads. The Hampton Years, is a true story of a Jewish WWII refugee mentoring students from Hampton University, whose passion, determination and talents introduced African American Art to the Nation. Running March 1-20, 2016 is the mesmerizing one-woman play about the shift in American warfare from the air to the chair as drones take over the battlefield. Grounded is a kinetic, provocative story of a fighter pilot's balance between life and war. The 37th Season closes with Shakespeare's The Tempest, a special two-day event, April 16 and 17, 2016 at Norfolk's Chrysler Hall. VSC and Virginia Arts Festival will co-produce the fully staged new theatrical production. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Symphony Chorus performing the music of Sibelius, conducted by Joann Faletta. Continuing with VSC tradition, A Christmas Carol, will return to The Wells Theatre, December 9 - 24. New Pricing Structure: In our quest to be as accessible to all residents of Hampton Roads as possible, we have restructured pricing for the theatre. Previously, on weekends tickets were $50-$55. We have added tickets at $35 and $19 for all performances with additional discounts for military, students and weeknights. Local Commitment: VSC has a renewed commitment to use local artists in all aspects of the creative process: actors, directors, designers, technicians, etc. For Peter, 8 of the 12 actors are from Hampton Roads. Season Memberships start at $99 and are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale August 19th and range in price from $19.00 to $55.00. Tickets may be purchased online at www.vastage.com or by calling the VSC Box Office at 757-627-1234. The Box Office is Open Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm. Group discounts are available. Virginia Stage Company is Southeastern Virginia's leading theater destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. VSC's mission is to "enrich, educate and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality."