LOCAL PRESS

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The Importance of Being Earnest Radio Spot on theMIKEShow

Radio434 - TheMIKEShow
May 12, 2022

"This is a show that if you go to see it, you will have a HYSTERICAL time there...go see this show for the humor!"

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Midsummer 2022

James River Theatre Company Brings Mardi Gras Vibe To “A Midsummer Night's Dream”

WDBJ7 - Hometown Entertainment
February 25, 2022

"They say the director chose the Mardi Gras setting to give "A Midsummer Night's Dream" a reason to be chaotic and whimsical. The gemstones, beads, and glitter of Mardi Gras make for the perfect backdrop."

Midsummer 2022
Paige Abbatocola & Gretchen Eckert in Midsummer 2022

James River Theatre Company Brings a Modern Twist To “A Midsummer Night's Dream”

The Liberty Champion
February 21, 2022

“It’s truly an ensemble of a cast with how talented everyone is.”

Rachel Blomquist as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream 2022

A Lynchburg Night's Performance

The Liberty Champion
February 8, 2022

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with actors of such high caliber and a production team that truly loves what they do."

Harrison Reed as Snout and Dennis Hartman as Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream 2022
Maggie Quick as Nina and Adam Snavely as Trigorin in The Seagull 2021

Dark Comedy at a Beautiful Locale with The Seagull

Living in the Heart of Virginia

April 27, 2021

"Most of what you're going to find in town is either a Shakespeare or a musical...but no one is really doing the classics professionally, so we saw that gap and really wanted to fill it."

Ethan Mitchell as Constantine in The Seagull 2021
McKenzie Snavely as Arkadina in The Seagull 2021

The Seagull Brings a New Classic to the Lynchburg Theater Scene

News & Advance

April 22, 2021

“We’re trying to continue to flip those gender norms on its head,” Hendrix said of offering women the chance to direct in a professional theater company. Of the gender disparity in theater directors, she added, “I think a lot of it is not necessarily talent, or the ability to do it, but it’s the opportunity to do it. Just opening that door for people.”

Vincent Sadler as Simon and Neal Brasher as Peter Sorin in The Seagull 2021
Maggie Quick as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing 2020

New Theater Company Launches in Lynchburg

News & Advance

October 29, 2020

"Through reimagining classical plays, part of James River Theatre Company’s mission is to revive a love of the classics, and inspire current and future generations of theater industry professionals and audiences while promoting social progress, inclusivity and feminism."

Ethan Mitchell as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing 2020
The James River at Percivals Island in Summer

James River Theatre Company Launches in Lynchburg

Broadway World

October 29, 2020

"We really wanted to give women a voice here in Lynchburg, an opportunity for them to flourish in a place that's safe for them to do so."

View of the James River at Sunset

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