FAC Performances | BRCC, Virginia

Fall 2021 Performances

Tickets available October 1, 2021

Benefit Concert for BRCC's Annual Hunger Symposium Showtunes: In and Out of the Box - Cancelled

  • All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 29-30 at 7:00 pm

BRCC Theatre Workshop for Youth: The Trial and the Treasure

Trial and Treasure

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 12-13 at 7:30 pm
    Sun, Nov. 14 at 3:00 pm
  • For the safety of BRCC patrons, limited seating is available; social distancing within theater. Masks required by all attendees.
  • Reserve Seats through Eventbrite
  • All performances are FREE
  • Questions? Call 540-453-2215

An original play written by instructor/director Matthew Grandpre, The Trial and the Treasure is a full-length theatrical debut loosely based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain. Popular characters such as Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Huckleberry Finn, Judge Thatcher, and Mary Jane Wilks go to court in the murder trial of Doctor Robinson. However, as iconic villains arrive, such as a disguised Injun Joe, the trial suddenly plunges into a thrilling escape plan as a revenge plot and hidden treasure are revealed. In this story within a story, plot twists abound and mysteries unfold as the characters get closer and closer to finding the real truth.  Characters and audiences alike will display a full range of emotions as they interact to stop evil and learn that family is more important than all the gold in the world.

Previous Performances:

Spring 2020

BRCC Student Production: Laundry and Bourbon

Laundry and Bourbon, a comedy in one act by James McLure

In this bittersweet comedy, we find ourselves on a back porch in a small Texas town where Elizabeth is folding laundry and sipping bourbon and Cokes with her friend Hattie. As the two of them engage in idle gossip, the turmoil of Elizabeth's troubled marriage is slowly uncovered. As the plot continues to twist and turn, we see Elizabeth's true nature and the true nature of her relationship with Roy. Directed by Patrick New.

After Jack - CANCELLED 

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.

After Jack trio "Hot Folk"

After Jack is an all-female “hot folk” vocal trio from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. With infectious energy and vivid lyrics, the group’s sound is equal parts old-time square dance, gospel revival and feminist celebration. Original members Emily and Rachel Blankenship-Tucker met while working as actors in a professional theatre company. The couple has been making music together as After Jack since 2011. In 2019, they welcomed Catherine Backus, the trio’s newest member, who adds her own powerhouse songwriting and musicianship.

USS Indianapolis: Still at Sea - CANCELLED

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.

USS Indianapolis: Still at Sea

A very special presentation of the Secret Mission to deliver the Atomic Bomb, the Greatest Disaster at Sea in the History of the United States Navy, and the travesty and justice that followed. A story of the harrowing days and night spent in the ocean, the rescue of the surviving crew; court martial and exoneration of the captain; years of anguish and triumph, and finally the discovery of the ship deep in the Pacific Ocean, as told by Survivors, Historians, and Relatives of the Crew. A respectful and emotional program. You will not want to miss this!

Wit: A Drama in One Act - CANCELLED

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Wit: A drama in one act, winner of 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, written by Margaret Edson

Vivian Bearing, a brilliant and uncompromising professor of English Literature, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Over the course of her treatment, she begins to seek the warmth and care that, in her quest for excellence, she denied her students during her many years of teaching. Through the agony of dying from a terminal illness, she learns a lesson of compassion; at her darkest hour she is shown mercy from her nurse, Susie Monahan, and her mentor, Professor E.M. Ashford. Wit is a poignant and humorous look at life, death, poetry, and compassion.

Theatre Workshop for Youth presents: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - CANCELLED

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.

Theatre Workshop for Youth presents:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Follow that rabbit to a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies. Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty and races where the contestants run in circles! There are also the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit and talking flowers. Along the way Alice must deal with a sneezing duchess and a baby that turns into a pig! The finale has Alice watching a trial, but she suddenly finds herself the accused! The play gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.