Random Acts of Culture™, a partnership with Endstation Theater Company, made its debut in Lynchburg in 2013. Actors and performers delighted employees from the halls of Areva and Genworth to the factory floor of RR Donnelley with surprise performances of scenes from local productions. The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development supports Random Acts to both show our appreciation for the businesses and employees in the community and to encourage the support of the arts in Lynchburg as a vibrant, and viable, economic sector.
“We were so excited to have Endstation attend and perform their RAC at our Annual Associate Appreciation Cook Out,” wrote Kristen Wallin, Special Services Manager at J.Crew. “Our associates loved the performance and we received several compliments. The “surprise” of the act was exciting and the performers did a great job. Very well organized! We can’t wait to have them return next year!”
“We believe that these performances allow people – the employees of Lynchburg’s major businesses – to be part of a shared, communal experience that makes this community a more vibrant place to live,” said Marjette Upshur, Director of Economic Development. “This initiative supports the Office’s business retention and expansion and quality of life goals.”
Each summer, Endstation Theatre Company produces new works, reinterpretations of classical plays, and original theatrical productions for the Central Virginia community based on the historical, current, and cultural events specific to the area.
Wes Fugate, Vice President and Chief of Staff at Randolph College wrote, “The RAC was a wonderful way to surprise our faculty and staff and bring cheer on a summer day. Our faculty and staff are still talking about the outstanding performances days later! It was a wonderful reminder of just how fortunate we are to live and work in Lynchburg.”
Endstation performers have delighted audiences with musical numbers and monologues at J.Crew, Centra, Harris, Randolph College and Genworth. Additional performance times are available for a limited time. Contact Anna Bentson for more information. Visit the Endstation YouTube channel for more videos of this summer’s Random Acts of Culture!