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Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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600 E Grace St #400
Richmond,VA23219
804-592-3330

January 2019

Red Velvet

January 17 - February 9
$

Edmund Kean, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge—a first for the role in London’s West End. As a bill in Parliament promoting the abolition of slavery sends shock waves through the streets, how will London react to his performance? This multi-award winning play transports audiences to the mid 1800’s and the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in Covent…

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