NORFOLK, VA.: The Virginia Stage Company has announced the lineup of plays for their 37th season.
First up is the Tony-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, running Sept. 22–Oct. 11. The play follows a boy as he adventures through Neverland in this reimagined telling of the tale of Peter Pan.
Continuing the Tony streak is the award-winning play All My Sons by Arthur Miller, playing Oct. 27-Nov. 5.
Virginia Stage Company will then continue a house tradition by producing A Christmas Carol Dec. 9-24.
The New Year will bring The Hampton Years to the Wells Stage Jan. 19- Feb. 7. Jacqueline Lawton’s play is based on the true story of a Jewish refugee from WWII Europe who teamed with Hampton University students introduce African-American art to the nation. The play is the newest installment in the company’s American Soil Series, which commissions plays about the region of Hampton Roads, the Virginia Beach region named for its natural harbor.
Grounded, running March 1-20, is George Brant’s one-woman show about the shift in warfare as drones take over for human pilots.
Closing the season will be Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a special two-day event running April 16 and 17, 2016. VSC will team up with the Virginia Arts Festival to coproduce this fully staged production, with live music by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Symphony Chorus.