Tomorrow, Friday, August 22 at 7:30 – Much Ado About Nothing at Albemarle Ciderworks, rain or shine…if rain, seating is very limited so call for a reservation – 434-297-2326!  Or come Sunday, August 24 at 5pm…and as always, call 434-960-5936 for further info…or check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute details!

Indoors/Outdoors at the Pavilion

Indoors/Outdoors at the Pavilion

as 7:30pm approached...

as 7:30pm approached…

 

 

 

 

 

Rainy Sunday means indoors outdoors!  MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING today at 5pm on the downtown mall at the NTelos Pavilion!

And then we move into the adjoining counties…Fri., August 22 at 7:30 and Sun., August 24 at 5pm at Albemarle Ciderworks…Sat., August 30 at 7:30pm and Sun., August 31 at 5pm at Grace Church Massie’s Mill…Sun., Sept. 7 at 5pm at Bellair Farm…

a war of wit is exhausting!

a war of wit is exhausting!

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:  Washington Park here we come!  Tonight at 7:30…first come, first served seating, blankets in front…bring a sweater as the evening may be chilly, or a blanket, or just cozy up to the one you’re with…MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Sat., Aug. 16 at 7:30 and Sun., Aug. 17 at 5pm…final Parks performances.

Additional performances at Albemarle Ciderworks, Grace Church at Massie’s Mill and Bellair Farm…

a director waits...

a director waits…

 

 

Final City Parks Weekend coming up – this Fri., Sat. and Sun. at Washington Park – Fri. and Sat. at 7:30, Sun. at 5pm.  Rain venues as follows: Fri. at the Haven, Sat. and Sun. at the NTelos Pavilion!  Questions – 434-960-5936.

Additional performances at Albemarle Ciderworks Fri., August 22 at 7:30pm and Sun., August 24 at 5pm

…at Grace Episcopal Church at Massie’s Mill…Sat., Aug. 30 at 7:30pm and Sun., Aug. 31 at 5pm

…and final performance at Bellair Farm - bellairfarm.com – just 11 miles south of Charlottesville – Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5pm

These final performances are all admission by donation – although we bring it for free to the parks, we cannot do it for nothing, so every bit helps!  Suggested donation is $10 – more or less according to your capability!  And as always you are welcome to donate to the Hamner Theater and have a tax deduction!  The Hamner is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are deductible according to the law!

Much Ado About Nothing - Summer Tour

 

We are lucky indeed!  We will be at Washington Park this weekend BUT should the weather prove inclement, we will be at the Haven on Friday (7:30pm) and at the NTelos Pavilion on Sat. (7:30) and Sun. (5pm.)  Hooray for rain dates and the generosity of all those around us!

a full house!

a full house!

So far today, Sunday, August 10, we are planning to be in Belmont Park at 5pm for today’s performance!  Music, Shakespeare, popcorn…

Today is Saturday, August 9, 2014.  This evening’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing will happen at 7:30pm either at Belmont Park if clear or the NTelos Pavilion on the East end of the Downtown Mall if raining…434-960-5936 for questions…stay tuned…

Theater goers enjoying pre-show music at Belmont Park.

Theater goers enjoying pre-show music at Belmont Park.

NEXT UP: BELMONT PARK – Fri., Sat. and Sun., Aug. 8, 9 and 10.  7:30 Fri. and Sat. and 5pm Sun.  Call 434-960-5936 with any questions…

GOOD NEWS – the NTelos Pavilion on the Mall in downtown Charlottesville will be our outdoor rain venue for our last two weekends of the City Park Tour! Should it rain, we can be there Sat. at 7:30 and Sun. at 5pm. We will pray for good weather tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 8 and next Friday, Aug. 15!

Important news is missed...

Important news is missed…

 

Belmont Park this weekend, Aug. 8, 9 and 10 and Washington Park next weekend, Aug. 15, 16 and 17. Rain venue for Sat., Aug. 9 at 7:30 and Sun., Aug. 10 at 5pm as well as Sat., Aug. 16 at 7:30 and Sun., Aug. 17 at 5pm – the NTelos Pavilion at the end of the downtown mall!!

A wedding almost happens...

A wedding almost happens…

What evil lurks...

What evil lurks…

Fri. – Sun., Aug. 8 – 10 – Belmont Park
Fri. – Sun., Aug. 15 – 17 – Washington Park
Fri. and Sat. shows at 7:30; Sundays at 5pm

Engrossed audience at Tonsler Park - Aug. 3, 2014

Engrossed audience at Tonsler Park – Aug. 3, 2014

Moving onstage to listen to the Intermission songs - Tonsler park, Aug. 3, 2014

Moving onstage to listen to the Intermission songs – Tonsler park, Aug. 3, 2014

slut shaming at IX - Sat., Aug. 2, 2014

slut shaming at IX – Sat., Aug. 2, 2014

Borachio sets a plan in motion - IX, Sat., Aug. 2, 2014

Borachio sets a plan in motion – IX, Sat., Aug. 2, 2014

 

UPDATE for Sunday, August 3, 5pm show:

The sun is shining!  Much Ado About Nothing will happen outside this afternoon in Tonsler Park at 5pm – music, dancing, popcorn…! (434-960-5936 for any questions.)

Saturday, Aug. 2 update:  Gray skies bode no well – rain later will wash away the charm of a slightly overcast afternoon so tonight’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing will happen at 7:30pm in the warehouse at the IX Art Park.  (Thank you again Brian Wimer!)  Still a park, still free of charge, still Shakespeare!  Outdoor picnic-ing area available.  We have the chairs.  434-960-5936 for questions…we will plan on being in the outdoor park tomorrow at 5pm!

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will happen tonight! There will be a show tonight rain or shine! Watch for location update later – either Tonsler Park or the Warehouse at IX – or call 434-960-5936 if you have questions…

BRIAN WIMER and the IX ART PARK to the rescue!!! Profoundest thanks to our friends and collaborators at the new IX Center for the Arts (aka the Art Park at IX) – tonight’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing will go on as scheduled just down the road from Tonsler Park in the graffiti warehouse at IX. 7:30 curtain, house opens at 7. Feel free to BYO chair…questions call 434-960-5936.

Fri. and Sat., August 1 and 2 in Tonsler Park at 7:30pm, Sun., August 3 at 5pm 

Today is Friday, Aug. 1 – at 6:47am it is raining lightly…we will wait and see what happens as the day goes on…we will make a definite decision re cancellation of this evening’s 7:30 show by 5pm…or call 434-960-5936 for confirmation.

Fri. and Sat., August 8 and 9 in Belmont Park at 7:30pm; Sun., Aug. 10 at 5pm

Fri. and Sat., August 15 and 16 in Washington Park at 7:30pm; Sun., August 17 at 5pm

All performances are FREE and open to the public.  Rain cancels or postpones – watch for details HERE…or please call 434-960-5936 if the website does not seem to be updated!

Additional performances, at which we will collect a donation for admission* ($10 suggested donation) are scheduled for:

Albemarle Ciderworks Fri., August 22 at 7:30pm and Sun., August 24 at 5pm…

…at Grace Episcopal Church at Massie’s Mill…Sat., Aug. 30 at 7:30pm and Sun., Aug. 31 at 5pm…

…and final performance at Bellair Farm - bellairfarm.com – just 11 miles south of Charlottesville – Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5pm…

*All donations will go to defray actors’ expenses.  The Hamner Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible under the law.

HAMNER THEATER SUMMER SHAKESPEARE TOUR PRESENTS

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Mr. Shakespeare might have said: Foul words is but foul wind and foul wind is but foul weather, and foul weather is noisome; therefore there will be no preview tonight…alas…but tomorrow!!! Friday, July 25 at 7:00pm.  Behind Crozet Arts…www.crozetarts.org for directions

Tour starts Saturday, July 26 – 7:30pm  at Carver Rec Center…Sunday, July 27 – 5:00pm in Lee Park…

PREVIEW JULY 25 AT CROZET ARTS – 7pm

Opening Sat., July 26 at the Carver Rec Center at 7:30pm

Sun., July 27 in Lee Park at 5pm – possible cancellation due to thunder storms – watch for details…and a reschedule date!!!  And the sun shone on – it was a lovely evening!!!

Fri. and Sat., August 1 and 2 in Tonsler Park at 7:30pm, Sun., August 3 at 5pm

Fri. and Sat., August 8 and 9 in Belmont Park at 7:30pm; Sun., Aug. 10 at 5pm

Fri. and Sat., August 15 and 16 in Washington Park at 7:30pm; Sun., August 17 at 5pm

All performances are FREE and open to the public.  Rain cancels or postpones – watch for details…

Additional performances at Albemarle Ciderworks Fri., August 22 at 7:30pm and Sun., August 24 at 5pm

…at Grace Episcopal Church at Massie’s Mill…Sat., Aug. 30 at 7:30pm and Sun., Aug. 31 at 5pm

…and final performance at Bellair Farm - bellairfarm.com – just 11 miles south of Charlottesville – Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5pm

shoes at Lazy Days

 

 

 

 

HAMNER THEATER SUMMER SHAKESPEARE TOUR
AUDITIONS CONTINUE…


The Hamner Theater is gearing up once more for the Summer Shakespeare Tour.  This year’s production is Much Ado About Nothing and performances are slated for Charlottesville City Parks as well as Albemarle Ciderworks and Grace Church at Massie’s Mill.  Performances will start July 26 and run through August.  Auditions continue next week on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30pm at Crozet Arts (crozetarts.orgfor directions) and if that isn’t a good time, please call or email and we can set something else up.  Beatrice and Benedick, Hero and Claudio, Dogberry and Verges - the play is full of couples, coupling, antics and hot gossip – come play with us!

Questions?  Call 434-960-58936 or email boomie@thehamnertheater.com.
Francesco Hayez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Summer Shakespeare Winery and Parks Tour 2014
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
performances July 27 through Sept. 14, Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays only
Rehearsals will be scheduled according to actor availability.
We aim to be flexible so if you’re interested but will be out of town for some of the period, don’t let that deter you!  Talk to us – we can work something out – we understand that summer is tough.
 
 
 
 
 
SPRINGTIME AT THE HAMNER THEATER

Coming to the Gateway Performance Space

Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, 2014, at 8pm

An Evening of 5 Short Plays called Lovers and Other (Familiar) Strangers, some original, some time-tested: Paradise by Joel Jones; Sure Thing by David Ives; Marred Bliss by Mark O’Donnell; Play (Hi Stan) by Shawn Hirabayashi; I’m Herbert by Robert Anderson. Gateway Performance Space: waynetheatre.org

The same production will travel to Grace Episcopal Church in Massie’s Mill on Sunday, May 4 at 3pm as part of their new Performing Arts Series. www.gracemassies.dioswva.org

See a short form of this evening at Impulse Gay Social-Club on Sat. evening May 3 at 10pm…all pieces but I’m Herbert.

Impulse Gay Social-Club

THE HOMECOMING

Earl Hamner’s classic holiday tale of Christmas in Central Virginia.

December 27 and 28, 2013
Friday and Saturday
Wayne Theater’s Gateway Space
329 West Main Street, Waynesboro

Tuesday December 31, 2013
Tuesday (New Year’s Eve), 6:15 and 7:30pm
First Night Virginia
The Haven, Firsts & Market, Charlottesville

ONE MORE SHOW ADDED!     Saturday January 4, 2014 at 4pm at Massie’s Mill Grace Episcopal Church – www.gracemassiesmill.org

Peter Coy’s original adaptation of Earl Hamner’s novella, now abridged.

About The Homecoming

In 1971, CBS aired a TV pilot called The Homecoming: a Christmas Story. This show became The Waltons, the TV series that made Earl Hamner Jr. the most “powerful man in television” from 1972 to 1978. The Hamner Theater’s Homecoming is an original adaptation of Hamner’s novella, which playwright Peter Coy tailors to fit the cast as needed.

The Homecoming is the heart-warming story of a family waiting for the magic of Christmas Eve to arrive, told from the perspective of the adult Clay-Boy. We join Clay-Boy as he searches for his father and encounters some colorful characters that expand his growing understanding of the world.

Says writer Earl Hamner of The Homecoming, “It is remembered in my family that on Christmas Eve of 1933 my father was late arriving home. That, along with the love he and my mother bestowed upon their eight red-headed offspring, is fact. The rest is fiction.”

More details on the Homecoming 2013.

IMPROV

Every Monday at Crozet Arts

UPDATED SCHEDULE:  Mon., March 31 – private session in C’ville;  April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Crozet Arts, 6 – 8pm

All welcome, no experience needed, come play and regain some spontaneity in your life!  (Questions?  Call Boomie at 434-960-5936)

CLASSES

Ongoing theater and art classes for children and adults at Crozet Arts.

How you can help support the Hamner Theater

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Special thanks to The Donovan Foundation, The Perry Foundation, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Connie Brennan and John Hesselbart, Wintergreen Winery, C & O Restaurant, Vivace, Rockfish Roofers, David & Barbara, Jack Kavana, Donegan Design, and to our founding members.

The Hamner Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.