Another one bites the dust

It’s March, and we’ve bid a fond farewell (for now) to No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre. We’d like to thank Topher Jones for his magnificent guest appearance as the Valet, Patti Wray and The Venue on 35th for graciously hosting our production, and the wonderfully responsive audiences who packed the house during our three-night run.

Next we’ll begin rehearsing 40 Whacks: A Nightmare for its Lithuanian debut at the 14th  Annual Universitetu Teatru Forumas in Vilnius in May. We’re excited to revisit the piece and bring some new friends along for the ride! We’re also really excited about beer towers and fried bread, but we digress.

For now, we’re going to catch our breath, celebrate some birthdays, and be thankful for the fact that we’re actually much nicer people than the three characters we just portrayed.

More announcements!

We'll be working with some old and new friends in the coming months, and we have some very exciting developments lined up: first of all, No Exit at The Venue on 35th February 28th-March 2nd! Then in May, we're taking 40 Whacks: A Nightmare to Lithuania! That's right, we're heading back to Eastern Europe! Get the fried bread ready.

We are also honored to be presenting the American premiere of Oxus Gennan by Giacomo Gamba this summer. We'll share more information about this in the coming months, but for now we are very excited to say that this wonderful playwright and generally delightful human being is coming from Italy this summer for a week of workshops and performances with CORE!

We told you 2013 was going to be big. But you know what? We still have even more tricks up our sleeve.


Announcement Day!

It’s official: We would like to welcome Chris Bernhardt as our Associate Managing Director! We have big plans for this year, and we are so excited to have him join our team!

Our next big announcement is that the lovely Laura Agudelo has been named VHSL Southeastern District Theater Director of the Year! Congratulations, Laura! We’re so proud of you!

And in case you hadn’t heard, CORE is Young Audiences of Virginia’s Ensemble of the the Year!

The cherry on top? You can now follow us on Twitter.

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2013 is already amazing, and it’s only February. Just wait until you find out what else we’re cookin’ up.


What's next from CORE

Photo by Daniel Isenmann
Photo by Daniel Isenmann

“Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity.
The windows are bricked up, there are no mirrors, the electric lights can never be turned off, and there is no exit.
The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned.

Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell.
It is an eternal torment.”

CORE Theatre Ensemble is bringing this Nobel Prize winning play to The Venue on 35th for 3 nights only.

Thursday, February 28 8pm
Friday, March 1 8pm
Saturday, March 2 8pm

Reservations: 757.469.0337
Tickets: $10

The Venue on 35th
631 35th St.
Norfolk, VA

Happy 2013

After a brief respite over the holidays, we are once again forging ahead with our characteristic intensity. We have big plans for this year: new projects, new adventures, and lots of things that we can’t reveal just yet! You’ll just have to trust us…this is going to be an exciting year.

August News!

October 5 & 6

Edgar Allen Poe

Get into the Halloween spirit with Core Theatre Ensemble at the Venue on 35th for two spooky performances. Come listen and watch them weave thru such Edgar Allan Poe classics as The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Bells, Anabelle Lee, and The Raven. It's sure to be a evening of spine tingling fear and blood curdling screams, all in the intimate setting of The Venue on 35th.

TICKETS $15 (no credit)
RESERVE 757.469.0337

November 30 – December 9

CORE is bringing the notable short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman to The Little Theater of Norfolk.

The story follows a woman, confined to a room on doctor's orders to help ease her state of mind, as she tries to break free both mentally and physically. Appealing to so many schools of thought, the story has been hailed by feminists as a condemnation of sexism residing in the medical profession and also by psychotherapists who claim it to be a resounding account of the descent into madness. This story, however, is so much more than that; Gilman herself stated “the story was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked.”

Originally produced locally in 2007 and toured internationally in 2008 to rave reviews, CORE's cast of 9 is bringing back this compelling story of a woman walking the line of sanity.

This November come climb into the wallpaper with us… It's nice on the other side.

Performance Dates:
November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

All performances start at 8:00 PM

Tickets $15
On sale now! Click link below!



Welcome to CORE Theatre Ensemble

CORE Theatre Ensemble has been based out of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia since 2006 and could not be more proud to have found so many amazing people to work with because of it.  We are striving to make CORE a more integral part of the arts emergence in Hampton Roads while keeping true to ourselves and what drives us as artists.  We build locally and travel our productions stateside and internationally to connect, to show, and to return with new found inspirations. Find where all your loves lie and visit them as often as possible.

the past, The Present, and THE FUTURE

Hello Everyone!

First, we’d like to thank the following most amazing people who have donated to our kickstarter for travelling The Poe Project to Lithuania! Thank you all so much!
Courtney Grilli
Martin Cardenas
Deborah Wallace
Guzin and Jim Karides
Patrick Mullins
Heather Nixon
Chrissy Babashanian
Nicholas Mizelle
Phyllis Kaye
John Davidson
Armando & Cecelia Castillo
Jacki Paolella
Ashley Berkman
Taylor Winstead
Brant Powell
Melissa Agudelo
Arcel Castillo
Kathy Lamotte
Michael Fisher
Kathleen Mozingo
Katherine Hammond
Turkan Ertugrul
Erlene Hendrix
Steffani Dambruch
Becca Ostman
Rebecca Soorani,
Clara Sughrue,
Michael Kerry Williams
You are all our travel angels!!

Some news for you:

the Past

2011 was a great year for us.  We performed The ThreePenny Opera for a three week run at Generic Theatre in March; travelled to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec in April for the 15th annual Fetes Internationales du Theatre where we performed A Season in Hell, based on the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud; created You Vs. a new show for the Norfolk Playwriting Festival in August; and wrote and performed our latest piece, 40 Whacks: A Nightmare, at Little Theatre of Norfolk in October.  Along the way, we started a new partnership with Young Audiences of Virginia where we have adapted our versions of Edgar Allen Poe’s works for middle schoolers in the Tidewater area.

the Present

We are gearing up to return to Quebec for the 16th annual Fetes Internationales du Theatre where we will perform 40 Whacks: A Nightmare for an international audience.  Two weeks later, we travel to Vilnius, Lithuania to perform The Poe Project.  This is our first foray into that part of the world and we are very excited to make new friends and find new inspiration!  We have been invited to perform again as part of the Norfolk Playwriting Festival in the summer and also have a few more opportunities for the end of this year, so keep an eye on our site!

The Future

Stay tuned…  we’ve got a lot lined up for this year!   Like us on FB for the most immediate info and happenings!