Brontë

By Polly Teale

July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

Presented by Inspire Collaborative

Brontë is the third installment in Polly Teale’s exploration into the lives of the Brontë sisters. It was first produced in 2003 by Shared Experience, and revived by the same company in 2010 at the Watermill Theatre, in Newbury.

 

The play opens with three actresses discussing the Brontë sisters, slowly putting on the clothing and personalities of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. In a non-linear timeline, they reveal the moments that influenced their gothic classics. The events of the play take place over many years, recounting the fall of their brother Branwell, the undying faith of their father Patrick, and the small influences of the other men who inspired the heroes and villains of their novels. It is a story of desire, passion, jealousy, and the struggle between what we want most and what we know we must be.

The Plan B Comedy Show

A Stand Up Comedy Show!

July 27, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Get some Summer laughs with Stand Up Comedy at The Z.  Join us in the Main Stage Theater for a Stand Up Comedy show, featuring talented local comedians and hosted by Plan B Comedy.

$15 Tickets in Advance

$20 Tickets one hour prior to show

About Plan B Comedy:

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high energy, fast paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows.

Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

July 28, 2019

Sunday at 4pm

The Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band is a favorite of klezmer fans throughout southeastern Virginia and of countless music lovers who never heard (or heard of) klezmer before encountering this “band with the strange name.” Two simple ingredients make Bagels & Fraylox irresistible: A repertoire of exciting party music from a Jewish tradition that has wide influences and universal appeal, and an infectious performance style full of energy and zest.

Klezmer is a lively mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. But it borrows freely from gypsy tunes, Middle Eastern music and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ‘n roll. All of those influences come out in Bagels & Fraylox concerts. A traditional wedding march from one hundred years ago in Russia or a schmaltzy tune from Yiddish theater – even Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof” – may lead into a rock-flavored Middle Eastern rave-up that has audience members dancing in the aisles.

The Williamsburg-based band performs often at community cultural events and coffeehouses as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs and other parties. The ensemble features two clarinets, tenor saxophone, accordion, bass, drums and other percussion.

The name “Bagels & Fraylox” is a play on bagels and lox, the bread-and-smoked-salmon delicacy that has a place of honor in Jewish cuisine. The name also plays with the Yiddish word “frailach,” which is a merry tune for a happy time, or the happy time itself.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS ARE VALID FOR THIS SHOW

The Plan B Comedy Show

Improv Comedy Show

August 03, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Plan B Comedy is ready for the Summer. So join us at The Z and see our resident comedy company deliver their very own unique, fast paced and always funny Comedy Show.

$15 Tickets in Advance

$18 Tickets one hour prior to show

About Plan B Comedy:

Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high energy, fast paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows.

Lyrical Lounge

at the Z

August 16, 2019

Friday at 7:30pm

Spend an evening in the Lyrical Lounge – a unique listening room experience enhanced by sincere stories and candid connection. Sit back and enjoy as locally celebrated songwriters draw back the curtain on the meaning behind their most personal songs. With a diverse mixture of genres and styles each time, Jonah Grinkewitz and Skye Zentz have created a series to spark organic discussion, discovery and a presentation of accomplished Songwriters in a laid back but focused environment.