This past Friday evening at our Richmond inn, began with wine and cheese, complimentary, of course. Lively discussion about the evening’s plans kept conversation flowing and made the time fly by. There were so many choices, but these three came to the top: a leisurely-paced dinner at Six Burner, a fine neighborhood restaurant; hop the “green bus,” the free bus to the Bottom and back to catch the active nightlife; or stroll to a neighborhood spot for a quick bite then on to the Firehouse Theatre Project for their current production of “Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake).”
Decision made: quick bite and theater! Though the windy evening made the night air feel colder than it was, our walk (2 1/2 blocks) to pizza spot, Pie! on Lombardy Street was short and sweet. Huge salad to share and pizza to share, thin crust and done extra crispy, and a bottle of Malbec to wash it all down. Throughout the dinner conversation, remarks turned to the evening’s performance and the entertainment ahead.
Another brisk walk up Lombardy to Broad, around the corner to the lighted awning welcoming theater-goers to “Off-Broadway on Broad Street.”
The Firehouse Theatre Project at 1609 West Broad Street is a neighborhood theater, founded in 1993 producing contemporary theater in an authentic urban space – the 101-year-old former Station House #10 of the Richmond Fire Department. The project is known for presenting Off-Broadway shows and original works that emphasize each of the actors – at ticket prices way below a New York experience. A Richmond-Times Dispatch review was published this morning. The production extends through March 20, 2010 and tickets range from $10 to $25. What a bargain!
So you’re invited to live like a local, check into one of the guest rooms of our Historic Fan District Bed and Breakfast, and spend a weekend exploring the hidden treasures of this fabulous neighborhood.