one in two
by Donja R. Love
September 20 – October 14, 2023

Directed by Shanea N. Taylor
featuring Keaton Hillman, TeDarryl Perry and Garrett D. Reese

RTP begins its new 2023-24 season with an unforgettable new work by the author of RTP’s acclaimed Sugar in Our Wounds.

Three Black queer men sit in an ethereal waiting room, inviting audiences to join them in a powerful theatrical experiment that is equal parts harrowing, hilarious, and hopeful. When one of them is chosen, he’ll be forced forced to live a new reality inside an epidemic, exploring the joys, the pain and the truths of not being defined by his diagnosis. With grace and humor, one in two breaks the silence on an experience that’s an ongoing reality for so many and reveals the community that thrives within it.

“Donja R. Love’s powerful play balances tenderness and fury… equal parts laughter and pain … Defiantly life-embracing, it’s a call to action over the ‘ hidden state of emergency’: the risk that one in two Black men who have sex with other men will receive a diagnosis of HIV.” —The New York Times.

“Donja R. Love’s one in two is a raw, intense and surreal exploration of what it’s like to be a queer African-American man with HIV…a blunt wake-up call that the epidemic is far from over.” —TimeOut NY.

Opens Friday September 22, 2023, at 8 pm, following low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 & 21 at 8 pm. Performances run Thurs-Sat evenings at 8 pm through October 14; with Sunday matinees at 4 pm and select Wednesdays at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 ($20 for the previews, $10 for students, always, and discounts for groups of 10 or more).

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Richmond Triangle Players strives to change the community’s conversation about diversity and inclusion through the production of LGBTQ-themed works. A nonprofit, professional theatre company organized in 1993, RTP delivers adventurous and entertaining theater as the leading voice in the community’s explorations of equality, identity, affection and family, across sexual orientation and gender spectrums.

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