Clair Myers: Christmas Carol

Sometimes serendipity works in this business.  I saw a listing for a one-man show in the Virginia Commission for the Arts touring roster.  I contacted the actor, John Hardy, about coming to Waynesboro to do his original script Rattlesnake, and we agreed on an April date and I wrote and secured a VCA matching grant to bring him to WTA’s Gateway. 

Along the way he sent a note saying that one of his engagements for his one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol had been canceled at the last minute.  Would we be interested in that date?  Would we!

The upshot is we are getting his show on Saturday, December 22.  What a great Christmas gift!

Hardy is at or just finished a role at the Barter Theatre.  Now Waynesboro gets to see that talent in a holiday favorite and anticipate his return in April in his own script.

I like it when it turns out this way.

More at


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news