Richmond Theater Most Likely to Bare It All 

Critics' Pick

click to enlarge The cast of "Hair."

Lucy Dacus

The cast of "Hair."

Answer: This year, not anybody really.

By default the honor probably falls to Firehouse Theater, but it wasn't as risky as years past. For instance, in its production of “Hair” — famous for its ‘60s nudity — the performers were lit from behind so the audience couldn’t see anything. Really? C’mon.

While Cadence Theatre Company doesn’t have a long history of nudity, there’s a topless scene in “A Lie of the Mind,” and it plans to stage “Equus” in November. A play about a man obsessed with horses, the script has a scene where character Alan Strang is in the bare.

Maybe we could all take a lesson from Richmond Triangle Players. When it comes to taking it all off, RTP seems to have the most consistent record for scantily clad performances. There were the ass-less jorts of “Devil Boys From Beyond” and the full-on birthday suits of “2 Boys in Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night.” The running joke is that the troupe must have the lowest costume budget in town.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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