One of the hallmarks of the Earl Hamner Jr. Theatre is its systematic development of new scripts. Although the theatre space in Nellysford was closed last fall, the Hamner has continued its Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative (VPSI) under the direction of its Artistic Director Boomie Pedersen and joined with WTA’s Gateway to present a new series of developing scripts.
“Unlike a lot of plays, most plays, Pinter doesn’t tell you what is going on- it’s just there,” says Roger Barker, an actor in “Silence” one of the plays by award winning playwright Harold Pinter set to open at the Hamner on Feb. 23. “I had to play it to get it,” Barker continues. Barker, [...]
The beloved family Christmas story, The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner, is coming to the Hamner Theater for 17 performances, beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, closing Sunday, Dec. 18, with two free previews on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 29 and 30. In 1971, CBS aired a TV pilot called The Homecoming: a Christmas Story. This show became [...]
Acclaimed Danish/Swedish performance artist Annika B. Lewis will perform Let’s Get Personal at The Hamner Theater in Afton on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Lewis in Let’s Get Personal utilizes humor, absurdity and the self-help culture to deliver a provocative performance about the role of personal branding in attaining professional success. Lewis, who is [...]
The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Neil Simon’s timely black comedy about unemployment, is coming to the Hamner Theater for 12 performances, opening Thursday, Oct. 20 and closing Sunday, Nov. 6. The economy is in a rut. Unemployment is skyrocketing. The question is – is it too soon to laugh? The Hamner Theater doesn’t think so, [...]
Nat’s Last Struggle is coming to the Hamner Theater for two performances only, Friday, Oct. 14 and Sat., Oct. 15. Nat’s Last Struggle is a powerful one-act, one-man show written by Norfolk playwright P. A. Wray. Nat Turner led the slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia during August 1831; this play is [...]
Hamner Theater presents A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet, opening Thursday, Sept. 22 and running through Sunday, Oct. 2. Directed by Boomie Pedersen and featuring Bill LeSueur as Robert and Eamon Hyland as John, A Life in the Theatre has been called a “love letter” to the theater. In 26 intermingled onstage and [...]
Wayne Theatre Alliance presents special performance of Hamner’s Homecoming Staff Report News Tips: email@example.com The Wayne Theatre Alliance has engaged the Hamner Theater to present a reader’s theatre version of Earl Hamner’s beloved family Christmas story The Homecoming on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. as part of Waynesboro’s Christmas in River City celebration. The [...]
Auditions for an upcoming Hamner Theater production of The Homecoming are set for Sunday, Sept. 20, from 3-6 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 21, from 5-7 p.m. The auditions will be held at the Hamner Theater in the Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Nellysford. More information: 434.361.1999.