For three nights in May, Ted Lange’s production of Lady Patriot will light up the Richmond Stage.
Lady Patriot is based on the seldom told moments of Virginia’s history. It is being put on as part of a fundraiser to help preserve and to continue to preserve the historic FrancisEmma lands in Powhatan, Virginia.
FrancisEmma comprises 2,265 acres of land bordering more than two miles of the James River in the Piedmont region of Central Virginia. From pre-colonial times to the present, the lands comprising FrancisEmma have served as the stage upon which significant, albeit not well known, chapters of American history have taken place. For Virginia and our entire country, there are important lessons to be learned from these lands about America’s past, present, and future. Thus, it is essential that the rich history, lands, and buildings of FrancisEmma be preserved for future generations.
Ted Lange, who wrote and directs Lady Patriot, is a prolific actor and director of stage and screen, whose talents have created a revered career and worldwide recognition. He is a graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and played Issac Washington for ten seasons on TV’s The Love Boat. Last September, Lange wrote, directed, acted, and produced Let Freedom Ring in Los Angeles.
The production dates for Lady Patriot are Friday, May 23rd – Saturday, May 25th at the University of Richmond’s Modlin’s Center for the Arts. Tickets may be purchased through this website or by calling 804-289-8980.