Firehouse’s Fireman Surfaces 

A local theater's unofficial mascot returns after a year-long hiatus.

click to enlarge RICH GRISET
  • Rich Griset

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to note that the disposal of the fireman statue occurred in the months leading to the ouster of founding artistic director Carol Piersol.

During last year’s leadership shake-up at the Firehouse Theatre Project, one gesture seemed symbolic of the fiasco — the disposal of the theater’s fireman statue. The somewhat-bedraggled statue was the unofficial mascot of the theater, and when founding artistic director Carol Piersol was voted out, it was held up as a symbol of the changing of the guard. Thought gone for good, it’s resurfaced in the empty storefront next to Belmont Food Shop in the Museum District. It turns out a friend of the restaurant’s bar manager, Daniel Duprey, found it in a trash bin. “He asked if he could store it next door,” Duprey says. “It kind of scares me when I walk into the room, but I’m getting used to it.”

Comments (33)

Showing 1-25 of 33

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-25 of 33

Add a comment

  • Re: Mr. and Mrs. Loving

    • I am a 61 yr. old white female that married the love of my life…

    • on December 3, 2016
  • Re: After Investigation, Mayor Dwight Jones Gets a Lecture but No Charges

    • lol..This is Richmond! We all knew his skeevy ass was going to get off..

    • on December 2, 2016
  • Re: The Final Tally: What the Election Day Numbers Tell Us About Richmond

    • How about Jack Berry only showed up in the more "affluent areas"..Example, I live on…

    • on December 2, 2016
  • More »
  • Latest in News and Features

    Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation