Home Grown: Drama: Four County Shakespeare at the Ruins and Rent at Live Arts

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Though we always try to provide a variety of artists, sometimes the gods of scheduling demand a double dip. Today on Home Grown, it’s the superstars of Charlottesville community theater, Four County Players and Live Arts Theatre, back to back! First, it’s Lydia Underwood Horan and Tim Read, respectively director of and performer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Four County’s return to Shakespeare at the Ruins. Lydia and Tim talk about how this 400 year old show remains magical and continues to speak to them and what they’re dong to make it entertain their upcoming audiences. They also talk about the challenges of producing a show outdoors at the Barboursville Ruins at Barboursville Vineyards & Winery. Then director Ti Ames joins her band director Julian Brass and Thaddeus Land, one of her actors, in talking about the Live Arts Teen Theater Ensemble’s production of Rent: School Edition. Ti, Thaddeus, and Julian opine on why this show continues to speak to youth. Ti also talks about how she is applying her specialty, the Black Theater Aesthetic, to this show. It’s a Theater double shot this Sunday on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.