Live Arts is Charlottesville, Virginia’s cutting-edge community theatre. We have developed an unlikely blend of professional standards, high production values, and bold, modern work with a commitment to amateur actors.
Since 1990, our company has fostered the creation of more than 90 works, ranging from new interpretations of classics to avante garde performance art. Regional media has called us "a theatrical company that takes your breath away" and "the region’s boldest, most innovative theatre company."
The staff works side by side with volunteers to produce a full mainstage season, extensive education programs, and smaller experimental works in our LA.B space. Call or visit their website for a schedule and ticket information.
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WELL by Lisa Kron. Directed by Larry Goldstein. February 3 to February 25, 2017 Presented by Lisa Grant and Tim McNamara FOUNDERS THEATRE I want to figure some things out, that’s all. I love you, so I need to understand. Why do some get well and others, not? Is it a chance, or a choice? And that patient who became the healer for her world—how did... more
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Written by Rick Elise, composed by Wayne Barker, based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson March 10 to March 26, 2017 Presented by Woodard Properties and Sponsored by Alexander Nicholson GIBSON THEATRE The Boy had no home, no friends. He even got his name by accident. All the grownups he knew lied (no wonder he... more
THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno April 21 to May 13, 2017 Presented by Susan Jacobson and Norm Oliver FOUNDERS THEATRE Simple conversations, complex communication; minor irritations, major confrontations; everyday affection, transcendent love. Winner of two Drama Desk Special Awards and nominated for three Drama League Awards in 2014, Will Eno’s... more
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde May 19 to June 4, 2017 GIBSON THEATRE Think “Downton Abbey” with the knives out. The master satirist of the Victorian era skewers the upper crust of British society as they indulge their penchant for carving each other to pieces. This is hypocrisy with a Public School accent, mercilessly exposed by a keen... more