Henley Street Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare announce 2013-2014 season

Like plays by Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare? Then you, my friend, are in for a good time.

Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare recently announced the schedule for their forthcoming theater season, which comes one month after the two theater companies announced they were merging. Below is a list of plays and descriptions for the 2013-2014 season. You can purchase ticket packages for the upcoming season online.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s wickedly brilliant comic masterpiece defines wit and style. Charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives to woo the two young ladies who have won their hearts. When they are caught in their lies, the stage is set for clever manipulations and hilarious confusion. One of the most cherished plays in the English language.

  • September 25th – October 12th, 2013
  • Richmond Triangle Players

The Taming of the Shrew

Taking our inspiration from the upcoming VMFA exhibit “Hollywood Costume,” our production will be set in the 1930s, evoking the best of Hollywood’s screwball comedies and glamorous musicals, gangster movies— even the Marx Brothers! This beloved Shakespeare comedy about men, women, power, and love will charm and enchant you.

  • November 2013
  • Richmond CenterStage

Death and the Maiden

A victim of state-sponsored abuse seeks retribution when her prominent attorney husband brings home as a guest the man she believes abused her. This award-winning South American drama burst like a comet onto the London theatre scene in 1990, igniting dialogue about still-critical issues around women’s rights, war crimes, and justice.

  • February 6th – March 1st, 2014
  • Richmond Triangle Players


Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg U., circa 1517. Sparring professors Doctor Faustus and Reverend Martin Luther vie for the allegiance of their star pupil Prince Hamlet, who is struggling with his faith and his tennis game. Riotous, waggish, and clever as can be, Wittenberg mixes brilliant repartee with slapstick silliness as these nutty professors argue reason versus faith and ignore Hamlet’s back-to-school stress.

  • March 28th – April 19th
  • Richmond Triangle Players

Richard III

The Shakespeare world has been lit ablaze with excitement over the discovery of the buried skeleton of King Richard the Third. In honor of this momentous exhumation, we are proud to present Shakespeare’s Richard III, one of the bloodiest of the history plays. Richard is a power-mad demon filled with resentment at his brother’s reign as king and his own physical deformity. His gleeful, ruthless climb to glory is a thrilling crime spree unequalled by any other.

  • June 12th – July 6th, 2014
  • Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Perhaps the most beloved of all Shakespeare’s plays, Midsummer brings together all the delight, magic, and gentle humor that mark the greatest of his works. This summer, our version of this endearing tale of quarrelling nobles, lost lovers, rascally fairies, and artless rustics will ignite your imagination to take flight with us under the stars.

  • July 10th – August 3rd, 2014
  • Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall
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