Performing Arts

Miller Murray Susen (left) brings a lifetime of theater experience to her stage adaptation of
Little Women, which is also her directorial debut. Photo: Martyn Kyle.

New direction: Miller Murray Susen puts on the bossy pants

Less than a week before opening night, Miller Murray Susen, the director and author of Four County Players’ holiday adaptation of Little Women, has one priority: to keep things calm. “I’ve never directed a full-length play and been in charge of adding in all the tech stuff,” said Susen. “I seriously don’t have a great […]

Scandal and secrecy tear apart a small Missouri town in UVA Drama’s production of The Rimers of Eldritch starring Laura  Elliott (left) and Patsy Johnson. Photo: Michael Bailey.

ARTS Pick: The Rimers of Eldritch

Venture into the American Midwest as UVA Drama presents The Rimers of Eldritch. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson peels back the motives behind a Missouri murder and assault, uncovering the murky morality of a small town in 1966. Director Doug Grissom’s production takes a haunting look into the Bible Belt during one of the most […]

R Staines engraving of "Malvolio in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night" Image: Daniel Maclise

ARTS Pick: Twelfth Night

Feed your intellect and a person in need at Thieving Magpie’s good-WILL-cville production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The Bard’s classic romantic comedy follows shipwrecked and separated twins Viola and Sebastian along a roller coaster of mistaken identities and proclamations of love. The holiday opener benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, ReadyKids, Sexual Assault Resource […]