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THE PLAY'S THE THING

presented by Palomino Entertainment Group and the Williamsburg Regional Library

THE PLAY'S THE THING, was a series of plays performed in front of an audience old-time radio style on stage with actors and sound effects referred to as foley. This series of radio plays was directed by Victoria Racimo and produced by Palomino and WRL.

Christmas at the Edgewater by Victoria Racimo

Terry Menefee Gau

It's Christmas 1951 and famed Broadway actress and singer Gertrude Lawrence is performing a one-woman radio show at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. The sight of a soldier in the audience causes her to pause in her performance. Memories of England before the first world war overwhelm her and, in a series of flashbacks, interlaced with songs and tunes of Christmases past, she recalls her early career in the theatre, and the very special role that Noel Coward played in her life. This one-woman play, performed by Richmond actress Terry Menefee Gau, and written and directed by Victoria Racimo, will transport you back to an earlier time through song and story.

December 14 - 16, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.

December 17, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.  

White Christmas by Irving Berlin


White Christmas is the classical holiday tale of love, friendship and music. 

December 15 & 16, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

December 18, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

War of the Worlds by Orson Welles

July 18, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. - 5th Year Anniversary remount

July 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.

Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz

Virginia Premiere of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama

Take a trip in your mind's eye to Florida in the 1920's to a Cuban-American cigar factory, where 'lectors' are employed to educate and entertain the workers.  The arrival of a new lector is cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes the catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

June 2 & 3, 2005 at 8:00p.m.