The Rapp for June 21

It’s the Fourth (Estate) Friday of the month, so we’ll see you in Sperryville; lots to do, including theater auditions and the start of the fourth annual Castleton Festival this weekend; a butterfly outing next month; local Eagle Scouts get their wings. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Heroic doings on Gay Street

Dear friends of the theater, I hope you didn’t miss the RAAC Community Theater performances of “Heroes,” which closed two weeks ago. Written by a Frenchman named Sibleyras and translated by Tom Stoppard, it’s one […]

Mountain Laurel students get dramatic on the Folger stage.
School/Education News

More School and Sports News for April 5

Mountain Laurel’s ‘Shakespeare Mashup’ Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School was one of just eight schools to participate in this year’s Secondary School Festival at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Their play entitled, “Shakespeare Mashup,” included scenes […]


The Rapp for April 28

Upcoming events: Poetry to make the Civil War personal; all the “Proof” you need at RAAC Theatre; another Sperryville “Renaissance”; and a two-course Food Pantry benefit in Washington. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: This ‘Proof’ is proven

A most enjoyable experience; the story is clever, and humorous, with several interesting twists. The actors are terrific. Kudos to the director and stage managers. You have another opportunity to see this triumph at the […]


‘Proof’: relevant and related

On April 22 and 30, the RAAC Theatre moves into new territory with a production of “Proof,” a play that in 2001 won three “Best Play” awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Unlike the theater’s recent comedic productions, while “Proof” has moments of humor, the play asks fundamentally serious questions. […]