Dan Goff



United through a Craiglist ad, Sundream. plays at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar on Thursday. Photo by Jacob Somerrio.

Sundream. rocks hard with an emotional core

Craigslist isn’t just the go-to site for selling your car or finding a place to live—it’s also a surprisingly effective way to start a band. This is the realization John Tosches had last July when he posted on the site to gauge interest in a new musical project. Jordan Chambers describes how he stumbled across […]

Heritage Theatre Festival continues with the classic bunny tale, Harvey, through July 15. Photo: Martyn Kyle

Heritage Theater’s Harvey preserves humor and heart

Who, exactly, is Harvey? Although it’s a central question of this play of the same name, the latest from 2018’s Heritage Theater Festival, perhaps a better one to ask is, Who is Elwood P. Dowd? According to his sister Veta, Elwood is her “biggest heartache.” He is also jobless, a notorious drunk and best friends […]

UVA graduate and drama major Jenny Wales’ first production season as artistic director of the Heritage Theatre Festival includes A Chorus Line, Harvey and The Mountaintop. Photo by Martyn Kyle

Jenny Wales ushers in a new era at Heritage Theatre Festival

By Dan Goff arts@c-ville.com It’s a Friday afternoon at Grit Coffee on Elliewood Avenue. Jenny Wales sits at an outdoor table, one of the few open seats. Finals are fast approaching and the shop is swarming with students. Wales doesn’t seem to mind, and, in fact, seems perfectly at ease—she’s home. “This is my 20-year […]