Beyond the professional shows currently gracing stages, there are some college productions opening / running these days as well. If I had nothing but time (and two less jobs and independent wealth would help too) I’d see a lot more college productions because, while they can be a little rough around the edges at times, they also can be fresh, surprising, and provide all sorts of unexpected pleasures.
Theatre VCU’s season kicks off with “Raisin in the Sun” tonight and I thought I saw something interesting listed for Randolph Macon in the T-D this morning, but can’t find it on their stupid website. Also, U of R does their New Faces event at the Modlin Center. The price is right (free! Though tickets are required) and I’m particularly curious to see what the scheduled one-act “Drugs are Bad” might be like. Echoes of “Reefer Madness” perhaps?
Finally, be sure and wish BC Maupin a Happy Birthday if you see him today!