CVPA Calendar

  1. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Jun 25

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  2. Radford City Fine Arts Show »

    Thursday Jun 29 - Friday Jul 21

    All day @ RUAM Gallery Downtown

    A juried exhibition that showcases the best art in Southwest Virginia, sponsored by Radford University and the City of Radford. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Sue Steele Thomas, professor of art at Virginia Western Community College.
  3. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Jul 30

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  4. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Aug 27

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  5. Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story »

    Sunday Sep 24

    4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    “The Long Way Home” was designated as the official historical outdoor drama of the Commonwealth, and was held annually in Radford, VA from 1971-1999. The play told the story of Mary Draper Ingles’ capture, life among the Native Americans, and her eventual escape and journey over hundreds of miles through Appalachia to return to her home in the New River Valley. On the last Sunday of every month this summer in the sunken garden at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast this story will be retold as a historical outdoor drama titled “Walk to Freedom: The Mary Draper Ingles Story.” The Radford University Department of Theatre is very active with this production. Dinner theater tickets will provide patrons with reserved seats at the front of the amphitheater and dinner before the performance. A limited amount of dinner tickets will be available for $45 so please purchase these in advance. General admission tickets are also available for $10 and guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Dinner theatre or general admission tickets are available at Radford Drug, 243 W. Main Street in Radford and they accept cash or checks. For credit card sales, please visit the link on the Nesselrod website, http://www.nesselrod.com/.
  6. Festival of South African Dance »

    Tuesday Oct 10

    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. @ Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

    The first of four productions hosted by the University Performance Series, the Festival of South African Dance presents an evening of two distinct South African dance traditions born from the perseverance of the human spirit. Two deeply rhythmic ensembles, Real Actions Pantsula and Stimela “The Gumboot” Musical uplift, unite and tell a story following their historical tradition of spreading awareness of socioeconomic and political challenges. These communicative dances play an important role in restoring, revitalizing and preserving South African Culture. General Admission: $15, Children: $7.50, RU Student/Faculty/Staff: w/RU ID: Free. Tickets for all other events above are available two weeks prior to the event online at radfordactivites.com or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk (540-831-5420).
  7. National Player’s Othello »

    Monday Nov 13

    All day @ Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

    Othello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Iago. As Iago twists the love Othello has for his wife Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago’s devious plots. With contemporary clarity this classic tale examines identity, bigotry, and deceit, combining Shakespeare’s language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story for America today. In the National Players’ tradition of producing invigorating productions for modern audiences, “Othello” stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking. This company is a hallmark outreach program of the Helen Hayes award-winning Olney Theatre Center in suburban Washington, DC. This is the second production in the University Performance Series.
  8. Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet »

    Tuesday Feb 6

    All day @ Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

    The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet is one of the few existing piano and string ensembles and has existed as a Berlin Philharmonic chamber music ensemble since 1985. It unites three permanent members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Konzertmeister Andreas Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter and cellist Knut Weber, with renowned concert pianist Markus Groh. Their performances represent the standard repertoire of classical, romantic and modern works, but include their finds of undiscovered masterpieces of the literature that encompasses over 400 works. This concert is brought to you by the University Performance Series.
  9. Mountain Stage »

    Sunday Apr 8

    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. @ Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

    Join the Radford University Performance Series for a special recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, home to live music on public radio for over 30 years. Distributed by NPR, more than 150 stations across America and around the world play the two-hour episode of Mountain Stage every week via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music and alternative.