Can you answer the following?

Day 1
1) What TV series, created by Earl Hamner, featured a corrupt, tyrannical matriarch as well as cliffhangers including a plane crash of nearly the entire cast, a bomb explosion and an earthquake, in an exploration of (in the words of its creator) ‘avarice, lust, manipulation & ambition’?

2) What do Diana Driver, Jacqui Harvey Patteson & Mary Coy all have in common with the late, acclaimed actress Patricia Neal?

3) What theater in Nelson County had a total attendance in the past 5 years of 16,278 for 402 performances, including main stage productions, cabarets, special events & staged readings?

Bonus Question:
How many Hamner Theater staff members does it take to change a light bulb?

1)Falcon Crest
When The Waltons’ run finally ended, Hamner had been working on two fairly distinct ideas which he combined in the Falcon Crest series. It was about an Italian family in the vineyard business, like his mother’s people, the Gianninis, but set in California’s Napa Valley. Hamner told Tony Albarella in an interview for Filmfax: “Falcon Crest may seem a startling change of pace from The Waltons, but in many ways the Gioberti family of Falcon Crest were The Waltons of today. The matriarch of the family, played by Jane Wyman, was proud of her family, and, while she often was underhanded in doing so, she did everything she could to nurture the rituals, history, and customs of her family. She was proud of her land, valued the continuity of it, and I suspect would have gone to any lengths to protect it.” (from Earl Hamner’s website)

2)They all played Olivia in The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner.

3)Hamner Theater!

Bonus Question:
How many Hamner Theater staff members does it take to change a light bulb?
Can we afford a light bulb?

Day 2

4) Who gave Earl Hamner his first writing assignment in Hollywood?

5) Where did 7900 volunteer hours of acting, directing, dramaturging, and discussion help 31 playwrights improve their scripts and nearly 900 people attend 40 free, staged readings, from 2005 to 2010?

Bonus Question:
How many Hamner Theater staff members does it take to change a light bulb?