Richmond Catholic Theatre Performance 3/8-10

From: David Hillgrove <>
To: christinearena <>; Dave <>
Cc: Richard Arena <>; Doe Hillgrove <>
Sent: Wed, Mar 6, 2019 5:43 pm
Subject: Richmond Catholic Theatre Performance

Dear Theater Lover:

It’s been months of preparation, organization and rehearsal, and now we’re just about there! This weekend — March 8-10 — Richmond Catholic Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Black Bottle Man, by famed Canadian novelist Craig Russell.

There’s a lot to be excited about! First, it’s another milestone for our still young (four years old) company.

It’s also more international recognition for us, coming after our remarkable Vatican invitation to perform Saint Pope John Paul II’s play, The Jeweler’s Shop, in his hometown of Krakow, Poland during the 2016 World Youth Day.

Our production of Black Bottle Man also is part of Richmond’s Acts of Faith Festival, the longest running theatrical festival dedicated to works of faith in the country. It’s our fourth year in Acts of Faith and we’re as honored to be selected to participate in this prestigious celebration of stage as we were in our first year.

But it’s also the first weekend of Lent. Just as we learn of Satan’s temptation of Jesus during the beginning of the Lenten Season, Black Bottle Man explores man’s weakness and capitulation to evil, but how Christ’s saving grace manifested by a caring community of believers can save one from self-destruction. It’s a spellbinding journey through time and space, over 90 years until the present day.

The performances are at the Dogtown Dance Theater at 109 West 15th Street in the city’s Old Manchester District, this Friday and Saturday night at 7:30, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 and Sunday evening at 5:00.

Those attending Friday night will experience a special treat — a post performance Q&A with the actors, director and the playwright himself, Craig Russell!

You want to know something even more exciting?

If you reply to this e-mail, you will receive two free tickets to the performance of your choice!

It’s that simple. We want to thank you for your support, which has been a large part of our many successes so early in our existence. So, feel to reply to this e-mail and let us take care of the rest!

Yours In Christ,


Christine Arena


Black Bottle Man

Co-Founder, Richmond Catholic Theatre

P.S. Check out my interview this past Tuesday on WNTW’s Good News RVA show!