In Lieu of Flowers

Richie loved theatre.

Christopher Newport University
John L. Allen, Jr. Theatre Scholarship

He also loved his brother John and John’s wife Mary.

John was president of the Christopher Newport University Theatre Guild, and Mary was one of its founders. The John L. Allen, Jr. Theatre Scholarship is named after him. It supports a freshman or sophomore studying theatre tech and design who “exhibits dedication, reliability and a capacity for developing theater artistry.”

To donate,
Send a check payable to
CNU Education Foundation
write John L. Allen Scholarship in the memo.

Mail to
CNU Education Foundation
c/o Kim Hinson
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

The Courthouse Players

Richie performed in his first play, Inherit the Wind, in 1988 with The Courthouse Players, staged inside and around a real courthouse in Gloucester, VA. For more than 20 years, he performed, built sets, and eventually became president of The Players.

Donate to The Courthouse Players, online or by mail, from their site.