Firebelly Productions

Firebelly Productions Firebelly Productions is a professional theater company whose primary purpose is to provide performance experience for emerging professional actors, directors, playwrights and theatre technicians.

01/09/2011

Today Barbara and I attended the funeral of Kristina Gerl. She was our intern for Hamlet, worked on the crew, and produced the Hamlet Interview films. Kristina was a senior at Westfield HS. She took her life on January 1st. She was only 17 years old.

Rest in peace Kristina. Our hearts are broken.

Welcome to Firebelly Productions
02/04/2010
Welcome to Firebelly Productions

Welcome to Firebelly Productions

After 8 years of operation in Arlington County, Firebelly Productions has ceased operations and performances. Producer and Managing Director, Barbara Walthall, and

02/04/2010
Sun Gazette Newspapers - from Archives - Arlington>News

Some sad new to share.

Arlington’s vibrant theater scene is now one troupe smaller.Leaders of Firebelly Productions have announced that the organization, founded in 2002, is ceasing operations.“A shift in personal ...

08/17/2009
Hamlet Interews part 1

Hamlet Interews part 1

Firebelly productions presents Hamlet. Arlington VA interviews question 1

08/01/2009

"An excellent production with some wonderfully strong performers. The actor portraying Hamlet is outstanding." Audience Member

08/01/2009

"Superior production; ranks right up there with the best of the Shakespeare Theater offerings." Audience Member

08/01/2009

"I am an avid theater goer and I have seen any number of Hamlet productions over the years. I expected little from a non-equity production. To my enormous surprise and pleasure, I was impressed by what I saw and felt, and what you were able to do with

08/01/2009

"We loved the production. The actors had so much energy, especially John Bonner. We loved the staging. " Audience members K. Schmidt and J. Mangi

08/01/2009

"No production of "Hamlet" can truly work without close attention being paid to the combat skills of the troupe. Here, in the small black box Theatre on the Run where no seat is more than four rows from the stage, it is even more important. Firebelly was

08/01/2009

"Stephen Frost provides an almost cinematic musical score that, in keeping with Fernandez’s approach, sounds at times like the soundtrack of a Hollywood movie." The Connection

08/01/2009

"The 400-year-old text often falls on modern ears as a bit of heavy going but the cast here does its job of first understanding the meaning of the measured verse and then communicating that meaning to modern audiences. Best at this in this cast are Steven

08/01/2009

"Nick Ryckert’s blood red backlight as Claudius prays while Hamlet stands watch, dagger in hand, is a nice touch." C. Asmuth

08/01/2009

Staging an epic tragedy in the small venue that Theatre on the Run provides takes some creativity. Two tubes of fluorescent lighting hang from the ceiling crookedly and flicker when they come on. Filming Hamlet’s face in black and white when his back is

08/01/2009

"The chemistry between Rosecrantz (Jon Jon Johnson) and Guildenstern (Matthew Friedman) is fun to watch and provides some much-needed comic relief." C. Asmuth

08/01/2009

"Steven J. Hoochuk gives a quietly understated performance as Claudius. As Francisco, Charley Mann, who also plays Laertes, manages to deliver his lines clearly through a cigarette held tightly in his mouth. Other standouts include a bespectacled Horatio

08/01/2009

"Lead by a strong Hamlet (John Bonner) who nails his soliloquies, the entire talented cast embodies Fernandez’s maxim, "The cast must truly understand and not just recite a line. It has to be a part of them, their character." C. Asmuth

08/01/2009

"I get it. The Ghost is always watching!" an 8th grade student attending the performance.

08/01/2009

"Fernandez melds his love of film and theatre through silent black and white footage that gives homage to the idea that, in Claudius’ regime, opinions and voice are to be stifled. It is also an ironic counterpart to the fact that nothing and no one goes

08/01/2009

"Bonner gives us a thrill ride as Hamlet ... Bonner's jewel of a performance." Michael Toscano

08/01/2009

"Russian director Vsevolod Meyerhold once said, "If all the plays ever written suddenly disappeared and only Hamlet miraculously survived, all the theatres in the world would be saved. They could all put on Hamlet and be successful." In the case of Firebe

07/07/2009

Hamlet opens on July 16th and runs until Aug 9, Thursday - Sat at 8pm, Sunday at 2 pm, running time 2 hrs 20 minutes.

06/10/2009

Swordplay has begun!

05/24/2009

CAST Hamlet, John Bonner - Queen Gertrude, Shelby Sours - King Claudius, Steven J. Hoochuk - Ophelia, Sonia Justl - Laertes, Charley Mann - Polonius, Charles St. Charles - Horatio, Sean Kinslow - Player King, Arturo Tolentino - Gravedigger, Matthew Friedm

This show was FABULOUS! Bravo to our own Firebelly family members Melissa & Jonathan, to our dear friend Dennis, our fut...
05/17/2009
Performance at the Maryland Shakespeare Festival

This show was FABULOUS! Bravo to our own Firebelly family members Melissa & Jonathan, to our dear friend Dennis, our future "King", Steven, the lovely Theresa, and the rest of the wonderful cast! Becky, you rock! Go see one of the Bare Bard shows!

Built in 1927 as a space for pagentry and performance for the Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church, the playhouse offers audiences the unique opportunity to experience Shakespeare's plays in a space that feels like the grand Elizabethan halls that first housed his performances in the 1600's. ...

05/03/2009

HAMLET Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. by William Shakespeare Directed by Michael Ryan Fernandez July 16, 2009 – August 9, 2009 Thurs – Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm Firebelly Productions sees Hamlet through new eyes, new lenses…

04/20/2009

Last two performances SOLD OUT!

04/18/2009

Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go.

04/11/2009

"Jonathan Lee Taylor, as Babe's smitten lawyer Barnette, is low-key and effective; his understated work stands out amid the mayhem of the more colorfully drawn characters." Washington Post

04/11/2009
'Crimes of the Heart' Theater Review - washingtonpost.com

"A Little Bit Criminal Alongside A Lot of Heart" Washington Post review by Michael Toscano

Playwright Beth Henley should be mostly pleased by the way Arlington County's Firebelly Productions has restored some of the sentiment she layered carefully into her dark and occasionally gritty comedy ...

03/30/2009

"It was great!!!" Cherie

03/30/2009

"Genevieve James is the most fun as a cousin whose main role in the piece may be to help deliver some of the history of the family so the audience can understand the events on stage, but her energy level elevates the character to a more interesting level.

03/30/2009

"Melissa Graves is the middle sister who has come home from a failed effort to become a star in Hollywood just in time to share her sibling's troubles. She has something of the sardonic edge of one who has had too many doors slammed in her face and shows

03/30/2009

Sunday's performance.... SOLD OUT!

03/29/2009

"Shelby Sours provides a realistic core for the family and the story. She demonstrates a fine ability to modulate her emotions as skillfully as she handles the inflections of her southern accent." Steven McNight

03/29/2009

"Sonia Justl shines in her portrayal of the lovably loopy Babe, the most difficult acting challenge in the play. She maintains a warm energy and a childlike charm throughout the show." Steven McKnight

03/29/2009

Saturday, March 28th, SOLD OUT!

03/29/2009

"Crimes of the Heart is an amiable and idiosyncratic odyssey into the lives of these three sisters. In the hands of Firebelly Productions, the trip is an appealing experience." Steven McKnight, DC Theater Scene

03/28/2009

Our first Saturday is close to being sold out!

03/20/2009

Friday night talk backs! Join the cast for informal discussions after the March 27th performance and the April 10th performance!

Busboys and Poets, Firebelly's favorite Shirlington Restaurant and after show gathering place!
03/20/2009
www.busboysandpoets.com

Busboys and Poets, Firebelly's favorite Shirlington Restaurant and after show gathering place!

Busboys and Poets, located in Shirlington Virginia, is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place.

03/20/2009

Producer, Barbara Walthall Artistic Director, Kathi Gollwitzer

03/20/2009

Two-for-One Thursdays (two tickets for $15) Food on Fridays, bring two canned goods (donated to AFAC) to get a fourth ticket free!

03/20/2009

Tickets by Phone 703.409.2372 Tickets online at www.Firebellyproductions.net via Instantseats Cash or check only at the door. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 Student

Address

Theater On The Run 3700 S Four Mile Run DR
Arlington, VA
22206

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