Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Barter Players' show The Pied Piper
at 10am (Barter Stage II)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A Streetcar Named Desire at 7:30 (Barter Stage II)
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Southern Fried Funeral at 7:30 (Barter Main Stage)
A few times a year, Barter holds Barter Days in celebration of the history of Barter and to assist Feeding America Southwest Virginia. This organization needs everyone’s help. Rally up your friends, bring what you can, and enjoy a Barter production as a bonus. Even if you cannot attend the show, all donations are still welcome. If you are unable to attend Barter Night, Feeding America Southwest Virginia is always in need of donations.
Barter Theatre was named because the local farmers were invited to barter their admission to see plays. Robert Porterfield returned to his home and brought a team of actors to Abingdon during the Great Depression. These actors were starving in New York while the farming people of Southwestern Virginia had an abundance of food they could not sell.
So, Porterfield gave these Virginians something valuable to spend their spoiling vegetables on—a good laugh. Now you can experience part of the rich history of Barter Theatre by bartering your own admission. More importantly, you can help feed the hungry in Southwest Virginia.
For more information on how you can donate food to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, call 276.628.9266.
Barter also offers Pay What You Can performances. The second Sunday of each production you may do just that – pay what you can for admission. It's our way of making sure everyone can see live, professional theatre.
For more information on Barter Theatre, Barter Days or Pay What You Can performances call 276.628.3991.