Fool for a free show

So you can’t beat “free” as a price, right?

“Because We Wanted To: An Evening of Unrelated Theatre” began its 3-night, FREE, run at the VCU Shafer Street Playhouse tonight.

This is the venue for David Patton’s direction of Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love”, featuring John Porter. (The Alumni of That Place stick together, see.)

It was an enjoyable night. There are three plays — “The Problem”, “Trifles”, and “Fool for Love”. “Problem” is light and airy, “Trifles” is a period piece that’ll make you think a bit, and “Fool” grabs a hold and doesn’t let go…

J.P. puts on a solid performance as the Old Man in “Fool”, and David has assembled a talented 4-person cast. It’s well worth the investment of time (you won’t invest any money) with shows Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. The playhouse is at the foot of Shafer Street at Franklin. Theatre VCU types should know it. Ask one. πŸ™‚

As for me, I’ll be checking out my old cohorts from Vanguard Championship Wrestling in Williamsburg Saturday and (hopefully) Hampton Sunday. And I’ll be on Oldies on Sunday, as well…

Don’t forget, just two weeks until I play Commissioner again for South Atlantic Wrestling at the Chili Festival at RIR on April 22. More details… when I have ’em. πŸ™‚

See you on the radio.


Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, slightly less occasional improv player/ref/tech, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), generally nice person (if you ask me).

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