Past Productions

In 2012, after over a decade of sharing one staff, Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV merged to form Virginia Rep. Prior to that, productions were produced under our previous names.

Virginia Rep
Barksdale Theatre
Theatre IV (partial)
Bifocals Theatre Project (partial)

Produced by Virginia Repertory Theatre

2018 - 2019 Signature Season

2018 - 2019 Hanover Season

2018 - 2019 Cadence Theatre Season

2018 - 2019 Children's Season

2017 - 2018 Signature Season

2017 - 2018 Cadence Season

Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company

2017 - 2018 Hanover Season

2017 - 2018 Children's Season

2016 - 2017 Signature Season

2016 - 2017 Hanover Tavern Season

2016 - 2017 Children's Season

2016 - 2017 Cadence Season

Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company

2015 - 2016 Signature Season

2015 - 2016 Hanover Tavern Season

2015 - 2016 Children's Season

2015 - 2016 Cadence Season
Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company

2014 - 2015 Signature Season

2014 - 2015 Hanover Tavern Season

2014 - 2015 Children's Season

2014 - 2015 Cadence Season
Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company

2013 - 2014 Signature Season

2013 - 2014 Hanover Tavern Season

2013 - 2014 Children's Season

2013 - 2014 Cadence Season
Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company

2012 - 2013 Signature Season

2012 - 2013 Hanover Tavern Season

2012 - 2013 Children's Season

2012 - 2013 Cadence Season
Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company

2012 Special Events

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Produced by Barksdale Theatre

2000 - 2009 | 1990 - 1999 | 1980 - 1989 | 1970 - 1979 | 1960 - 1969 | 1953 - 1959

*Indicates a World Premiere

2011 - 2012 Signature Season

Lend Me a Tenor - By Ken Ludwig
My Fair Lady - Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics and Book by Alan Jay Lerner
God of Carnage - By Yasmina Reza
Scorched Earth* - By David L. Robbins
Spring Awakening - Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik

2011-2012 Theatre Gym Season

Co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company
Kimberly Akimbo - By David Lindsay-Abaire
August: Osage County - By Tracy Letts
In the Next Room or the vibrator play - By Sarah Ruhl

2011-2012 Season at Hanover Tavern

A Thousand Clowns - By Herb Gardner
Boeing, Boeing - By Marc Camoletti; Adapted by Beverley Cross
Becky's New Car - By Steven Dietz
Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas* - By Bruce Craig Miller; Musical Arrangements by H. Drew Perkins
Always...Patsy Cline - Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley
Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music

2010 - 2011 Signature Season

Shipwrecked: An Entertainment - by Donald Margulies
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas - Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives & Paul Blake
Legacy of Light - By Karen Zacarias
Circle Mirror Transformation
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek; Book by Jeffrey Lane

2010 Season at Hanover Tavern

First Baptist of Ivy Gap - by Ron Osborne
Butterflies are Free - by Leonard Gershe
On Golden Pond - by Ernest Thompson
Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming - Written by Connie Ray; Conceived by Alan Bailey; Musical Arrangements by Mike Craver
Nunsense - Book, Music and Lyrics Dan Goggin

2009 - 2010 Signature Season

Boleros for the Disenchanted - by José Rivera
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Music and lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin
The Grapes of Wrath - Co-produced with Theatre VCU / Part of the Acts of Faith Festival; By Frank Galati
Is He Dead? - by Mark Twain; Adapted by David Ives
The Sound of Music - Co-produced with Theatre IV; Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

2010 Additional Shows

Co-produced with African American Repertory Theatre
Black Nativity

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2009 Season at Hanover Tavern

Mona's Arrangements* - Book by Bo Wilson, Music by Steve Liebman, Lyrics by Steve Liebman and Bo Wilson
I Ought to Be in Pictures -by Neil Simon
Fully Committed - by Becky Mode
Souvenir - by Stephen Temperley
Bus Stop - by William Inge

2008 - 2009 Signature Season

The Clean House - by Sarah Ruhl
This Wonderful Life - by Steve Murray, Conceived by Mark Setlock
Children of a Lesser God - by Mark Medoff
Well - by Lisa Kron
Thoroughly Modern Millie - Book by Richard Henry Morris; Music by Jeanine Tesori; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

2009 Additional Shows

Driving Miss Daisy at Willow Lawn
Bootleg Shakespeare - Romeo & Juliet - Henley St Theatre in association with Barksdale Theatre

2008 Season at Hanover Tavern

Greater Tuna - by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
Shirley Valentine - by Willy Russell
Driving Miss Daisy - by Alfred Uhry
Sanders Family Christmas - Book by Connie Ray; Conceived by Alan Bailey; Musical Arrangements by John Foley and Gary Fagin

2007- 2008 Signature Season

The Member of the Wedding - by Carson McCullers
Moonlight and Magnolias - by Ron Hutchinson
Doubt - by John Patrick Shanley
The Little Dog Laughed - by Douglas Carter Beane
Guys and Dolls - by Frank Loesser

2007 Season at Hanover Tavern

Smoke on the Mountain - by Constance Ray
The Odd Couple - by Neil Simon
Deathtrap - by Ira Levin
Swingtime Canteen - by Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci and Charles Busch

2006 - 2007 at Willow Lawn

The Constant Wife - by Somerset Maugham
Mame - Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Brooklyn Boy - by Donald Margulies
Intimate Apparel - by Lynn Nottage
Into the Woods - Book by James Lapine, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

2006 - 2007 at Hanover Tavern

The Mousetrap - by Agatha Christie
Over the River and Through the Woods - by Joe DiPietro
Smoke on the Mountain - by Alan Bailey and Constance Ray
The Odd Couple - by Neil Simon

2005 - 2006 at Willow Lawn

The Drawer Boy - by Michael Healey
Scapino! - Adapted by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale
The Lark - by Jean Anouilh; Adapted by Lillian Hellman
The Syringa Tree - by Pamela Gein
The Full Monty - book by Terrance McNally; Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

2005 - 2006 at Hanover Tavern

Barefoot in the Park - by Neil simon
No Sex Please, We're British - by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot

2004 - 2005

Cyrano de Bergerac - by Edmond Rostand
Where's Charley? - Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by George Abbott; Based on the play Charley's Aunt written in 1898 by Brandon Thomas
The Man Who Came to Dinner - by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Crowns - by Regina Taylor
Melissa Arctic - by Craig Wright
Anything Goes- Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

2003 - 2004

To Kill a Mockingbird - Adapted by Christopher Sergel
James Joyce's The Dead - Book by Richard Nelson, Music by Shaun Davey
Light Up the Sky - by Moss Hart
Fifth of July - by Lanford Wilson

2002 - 2003

The Crucible - by Arthur Miller
Proof - By David Auburn
The 1940's Radio Hour - by Walton Jones
The Laramie Project - by Moises Kaufman
The Cocktail Hour - by A.R. Gurney
Songs from Bedlam - by Douglas Jones*
Picasso's Women - by Melanie Richards and Kay Weinstein Gary*
Annie Get Your Gun - by Irving Berlin and Herbert &Dorothy Fields

2001 - 2002

Fully Committed - By Becky Mode
The Little Foxes - By Lillian Hellman
Italian American Reconciliation - By John Patrick Shanley>
War Story - By Bo Wilson *
Collected Stories - by Donald Margulies
The Exact Center of the Universe - By Joan Vail Thorne
Olympus on My Mind - Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman, Music by Grant Sturiale


Misfits *
Coming of the Hurricane
The Taming of the Shrew
They're Playing Our Song


The Queen of Bingo
Side Man
Full Gallop
Sweet Charity
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

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The Old Settler
Three Tall Women
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Golf With Alan Shepard
(Directed by and starring Pete Kilgore)
Ella and Her Fella, Frank


From the Mississippi Delta
The Young Man From Atlanta
The Rocky Horror Show
Inherit The Wind
She Loves Me
The Sisters Rosensweig


The House of Blue Leaves
The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)
Molly Sweeney
Blues in the Night
Love! Valour! Compassion!
The Woman in Black
Red, Hot and Cole


The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
The Trip to Bountiful
Oil City Symphony
Das Barbecu
The Taffetas


Born Yesterday
The Glass Menagerie
Weird Romance
Prelude to a Kiss
Nunsense (starring Pat Carroll)
Once on this Island


Our Town
Love Letters
A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
Zelda, the Last Flapper
Talley's Folly
The Turn of the Screw
The World Goes 'Round


Our 40th Year Gala
Death of a Salesman
By Strouse
Oh, Dad, Poor Dad...
The Voice of the Turtle


Tender Lies
American Beauty
The Road to Mecca
Lucky Stiff
Twelfth Night
Social Security


Home Games
The Loves of Cass McGuire (starring Pat Carroll)
The Lady's Not for Burning
Oil City Symphony
The Zulu and the Zayda
Oh! Coward!


Nunsense (starring Pat Carroll)
Land of Fire
The Cocktail Hour
Earnest in Love
On the Verge
Stepping Out

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Wenceslas Square
(starring Pat Carroll)
One West Main *
The Mikado
You Never Can Tell
The Nerd


Nunsense (starring Pat Carroll)
Hot Grog
Painting Churches
A Child's Christmas in Wales


Tallulah - A Memory (Starring Eugenia Rawls)
The Amorous Flea
The Butterfingers Angel etc. etc.


Morning's at Seven
The Circle
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Taking My Turn

1984 - 1985

Present Laughter
Talking With...
(Co-produced with Actors Studio)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Here's a How-De-Do


George Washington Slept Here
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
What the Butler Saw
The Middle Ages


Much Ado About Nothing
The Elephant Man
The Pirates of Penzance
Gertrude Stein III
(starring Pat Carroll)
Sweeney Todd


Any Number Can Die
H.M.S. Pinafore
Bad Day at Black Rock *
Blithe Spirit


A Life in the Theatre
Light Up the Sky
Murder at the Howard Johnson's
The Mikado
Chapter Two
The 1940's Radio Hour

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Good Doctor
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Old Wives' Tale
The Importance of Being Earnest


The River Niger
The Little Hut
Red, Hot and Cole
Man of La Mancha
Diamond Studs


Mark Twain
Visit to a Small Planet
Red, Hot and Cole
The Royal Family


Ladies in Retirement
My Fat Friend
I Never Sang For My Father
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
How the Other Half Loves
You Can't Take It With You


That Championship Season
Catch Me If You Can
Ah! Wilderness


The Front Page
Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
Dames at Sea
You Can't Take It With You
Long Day's Journey Into Night
A Flea in Her Ear


To Be Young, Gifted and Black
The Odd Couple
Three Bags Full
The Patriots
Barefoot in the Park


Goodbye Charlie
Never Too Late
Butterflies are Free
George Washington Slept Here


The Boys in the Band
Three Men on a Horse
Plaza Suite
The Sound of Music
Old Wives' Tale
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown


The Hostage
Tons of Money
Man of La Mancha
I Do! I Do!

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The Lion in Winter
Philadelphia Annie Get Your Gun
Here I Come!
The Fantasticks
Cactus Flower
The Absence of a Cello
Annie Get Your Gun


Theatre Wagon
(Original Comedy, Guest Company)
100 and Some (100th production)
Rattle of a Simple Man
The Impossible Years
Irma La Douce


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
My Three Angels
The Night of the Iguana
The Champagne Complex
Barefoot in the Park


Never Too Late
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Little Mary Sunshine
The Typists and the Tiger
Any Wednesday
Stop the World-I Want to Get Off
Any Wednesday


Sunday in New York
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
Take Her, She's Mine
Come Back, Little Sheba
O'Mistress Mine
Tunnel of Love
Never Too Late
Mary, Mary


The Moon is Blue
Bell, Book and Candle
The Little Hut
The Boy Friend


Critic's Choice
Twelve Angry Men
The Curious Savage
The Fantasticks
A Shot in the Dark


The Solid Gold Cadillac
Leave it to Jane
Fallen Angels
Once Upon a Mattress


Drink to Me Only
The Rose Tattoo
Two for the See-Saw
John Brown's Body
Born Yesterday
Mister Roberts


The Crucible
Romanoff and Juliet
Venus Observed
A Streetcar Named Desire
Private Lives
Abie's Irish Rose

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O'Mistress Mine
Kind Lady
For Love or Money
The Crucible
Duet for Two Hands
The Little Hut
Where's Charley?


The Little Hut
Time of the Cuckoo
Bus Stop
Voice of the Turtle
O'Mistress Mine
The Matchmaker
The Fourposter
Arsenic and Old Lace


The Little Hut
Portrait in Black
White Sheep in the Family
The Lady's Not for Burning
To Rise One Day
(co-produced with the Hanover County Jamestown Festival Committee)
Dirty Work at the Crossroads
Amphitryon 38
Dangerous Corner
The Moon is Blue


Ladies in Retirement
Without Love
The Rainmaker
Our Town
Bell, Book and Candle
Don Juan in Hell
Present Laughter
Silas the Chore Boy


High Tea *
Hay Fever
Tons of Money
No Time for Comedy
Gold in the Hills


Gold in the Hills


One-Acts and Readings for Private Groups

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Produced by Theatre IV

Partial Listing: 1996 to 2012 in Richmond, Virginia

2011 - 2012

The Little Red Hen
A Year with Frog and Toad
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

2010 - 2011

The Ugly Duckling
A Christmas Carol
The Song of Mulan
Buffalo Soldier
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Sound of Music
co-produced with Barksdale Theatre

2009 - 2010

Ferdinand the Bull
The Velveteen Rabbit

2008 - 2009

The Humpbacked Horse presented by the Saratov Youth Theatre
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Sideways Stories from Wayside School

2007- 2008

Stuart Little
A Christmas Story
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
Peter Pan

2006- 2007

The True Story of Pocahontas
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
The Wizard of Oz

2005- 2006

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Magic Flute
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

2004- 2005

The Jungle Book
A Christmas Carol
Seussical the Musical

2003- 2004

Tuck Everlasting
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Magic Mrs. Piggle- Wiggle
Sing Down the Moon

2002- 2003

Charlotte’s Web
The Gifts of Christmas
Huck and Tom and the Mighty Mississippi
The Song of Mulan

2001- 2002

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
A Christmas Carol
The Secret Garden

2000- 2001

The Sword in the Stone
King Island Christmas
Ramona Quimby
Peter Pan

1999- 2000

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Velveteen Rabbit
Cole Porter’s Aladdin

1998- 1999

A Christmas Carol
Treasure Island
The Wizard of Oz

1997- 1998

The Hardy Boys in The Mystery of the Haunted House
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

1996- 1997

The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Babes in Toyland
The Prince and the Pauper
Sleeping Beauty

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Bifocals Theatre Project

Bifocals performances were produced at Willow Lawn in partnership with Virginia Rep from 2002 until the spring of 2015.

Partial Listing: 2007 - 2015

A Passing Fancy

By Caitlin Patricia Kelly and Brianna Kimberly Morgan
Directed by Jacqueline Jones

No Deposit, No Return

Written and directed by Jay Morehouse
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He Can't Tell You

By George Freek; directed by Cindy Yuoconis
Photos by Fred Schneider and Cindy Yuoconis

Loathe at First Sight

By local playwright, Pat Walker

Olives on the Front Porch

By local playwright, Janet Chenoweth

Luau at Acorn Acres

By local playwright, Margie Langston

Thanks, Mitch

By local playwright, Pat Walker

I’m Herbert and Ladies of the Mop

By Aurand Harris and Robert Anderson
No photo available

Fourteen at Dinner

By local playwright, Pat Walker

A Thorn Between Two Roses

By local playwright, Janet Chenoweth

Fifty Years Ago

By Murray Schisgal
No photo available

The Day Joe Montana Retired

By Mary Jane Walsh

Arsenic and Old Lace - Radio Drama


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