Firehouse Theatre, 1708 Gallery honor local artist

Friday’s performance of POP! will pay tribute to one of Richmond’s most notable artists.

The Firehouse Theatre and 1708 Gallery will dedicate Friday evening’s performance of POP! to honor a Richmond artist who died last year.

A graduate of VCU, Cindy Neuschwander was a central figure in the local arts scene. In 2008, she and her husband, Jay Barrows, were honored with the Theresa Pollak Lifetime Achievement Award for their “unparalleled dynamism that energizes Richmond’s arts scene.” Neuschwander died at age 60 from ovarian cancer in 2012.

“Firehouse is honored to dedicate Friday’s performance of POP! to Cindy,” said Jase Smith, Interim Artistic Director of Firehouse Theatre. “She touched so many people in the arts community.”

In addition to the performance dedication, 100% of ticket sales will benefit The Cindy Neuschwander Scholarship Fund. It was established earlier this year and gives a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior.

“I, and Cindy would be too, am so pleased that Firehouse Theatre is honoring Cindy and is contributing to The Cindy Neuschwander Scholarship Fund,” said Neuschwander’s husband, Jay Barrows. “To be able to provide scholarship money for creative art students to go to college is a very worthy cause and is certainly needed. The fact that you are honoring Cindy with one of the performances of POP! makes it even more special.”

Visit the Firehouse Theatre website, or call 804.355.2001, to purchase tickets to POP!

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