Richmond is home to a vibrant arts scene with many theatres, museums, galleries, performance venues, and the University’s own Modlin Center for the Arts. In addition to participating in RVA First Fridays, UR Downtown hosts dinners in advance of selected downtown performances for University of Richmond students. A special guest introduces each evening's program at dinner. Transportation is provided from campus, and registration is required. Performance tickets will be purchased for students in advance.
For this excursion, we will be seeing Small Mouth Sounds. Six strangers escape city life for a silent retreat in the woods to confront their inner demons. But the vows of silence that seemed so attractive to them at the outset become constraints when they recognize the achingly human need to connect. At times wildly funny, at times deeply moving, this "quiet gem of a play" (Charles Isherwood, New York Times) show silence can often speak volumes.
Participants will take a 5:30 p.m. shuttle from campus to UR Downtown for dinner, then walk down Broad Street to the November Theater for the performance. A shuttle will return participants to campus by 10 p.m.