What’s Booming, RVA: History, Drama … Historical Drama

By Steve Cook | May 12th, 2022

Plus music, comedy, and a link to even more Richmond happenings and dining

Shenandoah Valley exhibit at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture (VMHC). For What's Booming: historical drama and more

History is reborn at the VMHC, Bonnie and Claire premieres in Hanover, Damon Wayans picks a Funny Bone in Short Pump, and Winston Churchill is almost live on Grace Street. Plus some good old country and western music. All in this week’s What’s Booming, Richmond – historical drama and more.

Bonnie and Claire

Runs from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, June 12 at Virginia Repertory Theatre at Hanover Tavern, Hanover

Bo Wilson’s new play is a funny and heartwarming tale of two sisters who reluctantly reunite after 40 years.


Daman Wayans, Jr.

Friday May 13 through Sunday, May 15 at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, Short Pump

Comedian, actor, and writer Daman Wayans brings his stand-up schtick to town.


Virginia Museum of History and Culture Grand Re-Opening

Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond

Family activities, live music, and food trucks, plus, explore the brand new galleries and exhibitions – and oh, those new exhibitions are historic … ushering in an inspiring perspective on the Commonwealth and on its place in the story of America.


Moe Bandy and Jeannie Seely

Saturday, May 14 with shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre, Hopewell

The Old Dominion Barn Dance presents classic country at its most classic with two of the genre’s legends.


Churchill Starring David Payne

Saturday May 14 at 2:30 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond

In this often funny and always touching one-man show, British actor David Payne brings Churchill to life in this historical drama.


The Quebe Sisters

Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen

Triple-threat fiddle champions, The Quebe Sisters, take the stage for an evening of song and Western Swing.


Check with individual venues for COVID-19 policies.

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