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Announcing Barksdale’s 2009-2010 Season!

Boleros for the Disenchanted


By José Rivera
Co-produced with the Latin Ballet of Virginia
September 18 – October 25, 2009

The 25th Annual


Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
November 20, 2009 – January 17, 2010

The Grapes of Wrath


By Frank Galati; Adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck
Part of the Acts of Faith Festival
Co-produced with Theatre VCU
February 12 – March 21, 2010

Is He Dead?
By Mark Twain
Adapted by David Ives
April 16 – May 23

The Sound of Music


Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Co-produced with Theatre IV
Presented at the Empire Theatre
June 4 – July 3
Thank you!
Barksdale Theatre is proud to be Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre and to have the
largest and most vibrant subscriber base in Richmond. With your support as a season subscrib-
er we continue to thrive. This year we’ve planned an ambitious season of musicals, dramas and
comidies. And through partnerships with some of Richmond’s leading arts organizations we are
able to present you the higest quality professional theatre at affordable prices.

Join us again for a season that’s sure to dazzle!

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Subscriber option This Summer - Back by Popular Demand!


Driving Miss Daisy By Alfred Uhry
June 26 - August 2, 2009 at Willow Lawn

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About the Shows
Boleros for the Disenchanted By José Rivera
Playwright José Rivera, the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries, revisits his na-
tive Puerto Rico in an exploration of love and marriage that reverberates with the passion of Latin love songs.
Romance and humor collide in this play with dance that critics call “Magical! An enchanting production that
sizzles with passion. José Rivera has penned a heartfelt ode to true love.” — Metro (Boston)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Music and lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin
This tuneful, offbeat Tony Award-winning musical is a bonafide crowd pleaser that’s chock-full of overachiev-
ers’ angst, bizarre and multi-syllabic words, romance and cliff hanging suspense! The heady scent of competi-
tion is in the air as six deliciously geeky, philologically industrious young students take part in one of the great-
est events of their lives - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. “Can you spell i-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e? A
riotously funny and entirely adorable new musical” - New York Times

The Grapes of Wrath By Frank Galati; Adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck
Winner of the Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award, the story of the Joad family and their flight from
the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. The play stays true to Steinbeck’s novel and remains a soaring and
deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit, and of the essential goodness and strength
which—then as now—resides in the hearts and minds of the “common man,” throughout the world. “A thrill-
ing theatrical achievement that gets its power from the still sharp relevance of its human message…” —NY Post

Is He Dead? By Mark Twain


Straight from Broadway, this recently discovered comedy by America’s master satirist, Mark Twain, combines
humorous mistaken identity with Twain’s unique point-of-view on the absurdity of the human condition. As
a riotous scheme unfolds, Twain poses daring questions about fame, greed and the value of art, while poking
his signature, mischievous fun at everyone involved. “This glittering production is just plain hilarious.!” The
Journal News

The Sound of Music


Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
This timeless classic features such musical favorites as “My Favorite Things,” “Do, Re, Mi,” “Edelweiss,”
“Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and, of course “The Sound of Music.” “Reminds us that there is still joy to be found
in the simplest things. The hills truly are alive. Just the ticket for these difficult times.” -Q107

Subscriber option
Driving Miss Daisy By Alfred Uhry
This warm-hearted comedy tells the story of the surprising friendship that grows between the tenacious Daisy
Werthan, an independent Jewish widow, and Hoke, the soft-spoken black chaffeur hired by her son after she
crashes another car. At first, stubbornness and cultural prejudices cause much friction, but Daisy, Hoke and her
son, Boolie, grow over the span of 25 years, during the tidal waves of change in the American South.
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