Behind-the-Scenes RVA offers the best way to see one of the best shows in Richmond!
Award-winning Quill Theatre company is producing this stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 futuristic novel in cooperation with the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. There are no on-site dinner facilities at this beautiful West End venue so we are offering the best way to enjoy dinner and a show, plus you get the personalized, individualized behind-the-scenes experience that only we offer.
A gourmet catered meal will be delivered by Garnish Catering, Richmond event specialists, with specialized options for Behind-the-Scenes customers. During dinner, you’ll be joined by arts journalist David Timberline and a Quill staff member associated with the production.
After the show, you’ll enjoy an exclusive peek behind-the-scene, going backstage to see how the show comes together and meeting additional cast and crew members.
You will not want to miss this play where people are regimented and controlled in their working world and their lives. Babies are born in hatcheries. People take a pill to feel happy and those who are different are ostracized and sent away in exile. A couple—a mother and her son John—are discovered in exile and brought back to ‘civilization.’ John finds comfort and beauty in his book of Shakespeare, but ultimately does not fit into this brave new world and chooses to leave. Relentlessly observed and stalked by “Big Brother,” John is finally driven to do something drastic.
Behind-the-Scenes offers an all-inclusive experience including dinner, pre-show talk, full performance and post-show tour. Pay one price and your evening is covered! Click here or on the image below to go to our order page and sign up now!
Behind-the-Scenes RVA was launched in partnership with Quill Theatre with the idea of enhancing Richmonders’ theater-going experience by providing exclusive, personalized outings that include a meal, conversation with arts insiders, post-show talkbacks and backstage tours.
Lysistrata was the perfect show for initiating this kind of experience. There are so many aspects to talk about with this show: how it fits into Greek history, how it fits into theatrical history, how director James Ricks adapted the 2500 year old story, what specific choices were made in the staging, the impressive cast and their acting careers, etc. The show also happens to be a wacky, hilarious sex farce that audiences loved. The feedback on this new experiment has also been universally positive.
“My experience with BTS-RVA was terrific! We enjoyed the play so much more after a lively discussion with Dave and the director about the show’s historical/political context and getting the theatrical scoop on this particular production.” – Brenda G.
“I had a wonderful time at this dinner and play combo. I was surprised how much I enjoyed sharing the experience with others who had an interest in learning a little more about the play. I recommend Behind the Scenes-RVA highly.” – Randy E.
Now that we have established BTS-RVA, we’re ready to take it to the next level with new experiences planned for upcoming shows and other surprises down the road. Our “Shop” page has all the information you’ll need on upcoming opportunities for you to get in on the fun of going Behind-the-Scenes!
We’re only offering one Behind-the-Scenes tour for Cloud 9, and this one is extra-special — you will be dining with the show’s director Rusty Wilson. Only 6 spots are available for this unique opportunity on Friday, October 20th — click here to buy now!
A wacky sex farce or a thoughtful exploration of changing gender roles and sexuality? Cloud 9 is both, and the critics are expressing their appreciation of this clever mash-up. “Cloud 9 is a play for those who want laughter but also something to think about on the way home,” says Julinda Lewis in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (full review here.) Jerry Williams at Sifter calls it “…a jolly good romp; this ensemble is doing uniformly excellent work.” (full review here.)
What better way to enjoy this complex production than to go Behind-the-Scenes? Get the historical background on this show that is — surprisingly! — almost 40 years old. Enjoy an in-depth talk with director Rusty Wilson about why this play remains as vital and relevant today as it was in the 1970s.
The tour comes complete with a three-course dinner at Fat Dragon only 2 blocks from the theater. Each performance features an exclusive backstage tour and reserved seating at the show.
Click here or go to our “Shop” page to make your selection. We look forward to having you join us — we can’t wait to take you Behind-the-Scenes!