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Show Schedule
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Mavis Staples

with Cody ChestnuTT

She is, simply, a Legend. For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staples Singers to her recent 2013 Grammy Award, Mavis Staples has been a legend of the Gospel and Blues worlds.

All of my songs are me, but in a different way, with a different sound,” says Mavis Staples. “The phrasing, the tempos, the arrangements are different, but the messages are the same things I’ve been saying down through the years. They’re about the world today—poverty, jobs, welfare, all of that—and making it feel better through these songs.”

With her bold new album, One True Vine, the legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to an historic career. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like:  A raw storyteller for the people wearing a guitar and a toothpick-chewing smirk; a. A wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up singing about bedraggled love in the land of Los Angeles. He’s all of that, but wiser now while still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar.

His time spent alone exploring raw new sounds in his bedroom had finally paid off in 2002 with the release of The Headphone Masterpiece. A song from The Headphone Masterpiece was re-tooled as “The Seed 2.0” for the Roots’ seminal album Phrenology, exposing Cody’s music to a wider mainstream audience. The song was nominated for two moonman statuettes at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, and his own album was nominated for the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize that same year. He opens with a rare, solo acousitc performance at the historic Barter Theatre.

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Opens Jan 29

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Celtic Fiddle Festival

One Night Only!

A Fundraiser to Benefit The Crooked Road, William King Museum of Art and Barter Theatre.

Only in the U.S. for two weeks! Come hear them on Tuesday, February 3 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon, when The Crooked Road, William King Museum of Art and Barter Theatre present Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (Ireland), Andre Bruton (Quebec), and Christian Lemaitre (Brittany) accompanied by master Celtic guitarist Nicolas Quemener (Brittany). 

Celtic Fiddle Festival mark twenty years of joyful, compelling, and powerful music this year with their sixth recording, Live in Brittany. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents,musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. In concert each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and traditions, followed by a collaborative set featuring all four musicians. Together, they play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical.

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Opens Feb 3

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The Road to Appomattox

by Catherine Bush

It’s 150 years ago and General Robert E. Lee is fleeing Richmond, hoping to rearm the Army of Northern Virginia and mount a campaign to retake Richmond. It’s also 2015 and Steve “Beau” Weeks decides to retrace the steps of Lee’s army in hopes of finding his roots through his family’s history. But will this confrontation with history bring renewal or will it end his marriage to Jenny? 

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Opens Feb 5

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Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics By Cole Porter; Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is the story of two unlikely pairs who set off on the course to true love, proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from some unlikely characters. Featuring some of the greatest music written for the stage including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re The Top,” and the title song, “Anything Goes.

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Opens Feb 14

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The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson

Profoundly moving, it’s the true story of Annie Sullivan – the “Giver of Light”- and her blind and mute student, Helen Keller. Only Annie realizes that a mind and spirit are waiting to be rescued from her dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

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Opens Feb 26

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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

The Barter Players Encore Company

presents

Hamlet

Barter Theatre's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

To be, or not to be…that is the question…”

 
Barter Theatre is excited to announce a brand new addition to our educational programming: The Bard at Barter. It begins this 2015 season with William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, presented by The Barter Player Encore Company!  This company is made up of Barter alum who have experience and a love for Shakespeare, and a passion for sharing that with audiences. 

 

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Opens Mar 4

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Love, Sex and the IRS

A comedy by William Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

Twists of fate, mistaken identities and a whole host of hilarious wit fill the story of  Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur, two out-of-work musicians sharing an apartment. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning arrives when the I.R.S. informs them that they are being investigated. 

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Opens Mar 5

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The Gnome

A world premiere, by Isaac Rathbone

A story of family, wishes, greed, magic, snow and department stores: Barry works at All-Mart and lives with this brother, the cop, and secretly desires his brother’s wife, Yvonne. Needless to say, things are not going well for Barry; when suddenly, appearing from the melting snow of winter is a Gnome, whose magical powers transform everyone’s life, but not without consequences.

Winner of Barter's 2014 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

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The Barter Players' The Velveteen Rabbit

Adapted by Catherine Gray from Margery Williams

As the Velveteen Rabbit dreams of becoming a real live rabbit, the wise old Skin Horse tells him that he will become real “when a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you.” Don’t miss this beautiful, classic tale about the magic of a child’s love. 

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Opens Apr 7

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The Starving

A world premiere by David L. Williams

From Barter’s Shaping of America Series comes the critics’ selection of Barter’s 2013 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. It’s the not-so-distant future and massive food shortages have led to the unthinkable: the young have risen up against the old, and society has split along generational lines. Two representatives have been chosen to negotiate, and the fate of humanity is in their hands.

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Stonewall Country at Main Stage

Featuring Robin & Linda Williams from "A Prairie Home Companion"

Featuring Robin & Linda Williams from “A Prairie Home Companion”

Created and Conceived by Don Baker, Book by Don Baker Music and Lyrics by Linda and Robin Williams

Additional Lyrics by Don Baker, Margaret Junkin Preston, and Jerome Clark

Civil War buffs and novices alike will enjoy this irreverent story chronicling the life of Stonewall Jackson, who at once was a bold strategist filled with biblical zeal and at the same time an ordinary man with human flaws and idiosyncrasies. 

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Opens Apr 23

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The Barter Players' Junie. B. Jones The Musical

by The Barter Players

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend Lucille doesn't want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Junie also has trouble reading the blackboard, and her teacher Mr. Scary things she may need glasses. There's a lot to write about in her "Top Secret Personal Beeswax Journal!" Featuring a tremendously lovable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an enitre generation of students. 

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Opens Apr 28

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Mary's Wedding

by Stephen Massicotte

It’s the evening of Mary’s wedding, a night filled with dreams: dreams of love, dreams of war and dreams of what might be. When Mary and Charlie, filled with the passion, vulnerability and impulsiveness of youth, unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born.

 

 

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Opens May 16

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Mary Poppins

Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film; Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Book by Julian Fellowes

It's Barter's big summer musical! Bring your whole family!

Based on the classic Disney film, Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring eye-popping sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Step in Time" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," with Mary you will discover a world where "Anything Can Happen" if you let it! Join Mary Poppins and Bert on the adventures that will transform your life forever

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Southern Fried Nuptials

By Osborne and Eppler

The only thing funnier than a Southern funeral is a Southern wedding! The charmingly funny Frye family is back and this time they are going to get married. Or maybe not? The engagement of Attie VanLeer and Harline Frye has been on again, off again more times than a drunken frat boy on a mechanical bull. Now half the town has been invited, the dress has been fitted, the flowers have been ordered and the gifts are piling up in the living room. Will they or won’t they? You’ll have to find out in this hysterical hit comedy from the authors of Southern Fried Funeral.

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Opens Jun 4

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The Barter Players' Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Adapted by Catherine Bush and Mandy Williams from the book by Douglas Wood

The “Old Turtle” books are some of the most beloved tales in all of children’s literature, and this one is The Barter Players’ favorite. A truth falls like a star from the sky and breaks into two pieces. When the people find only part of it, it causes so many problems among them that a little girl decides to go find the rest of the truth. With the help of wise Old Turtle, Crow and a whole slew of animal friends, the Little Girl is able to mend the broken truth, creating a better world for everyone. This new musical adaption celebrates understanding, friendship and love- and is a must see for every child in your life.

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Opens Jun 4

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Keep on the Sunny Side

The Songs and Story of the Original Carter Family

By Douglas Pote

The love story that made country music famous – A. P., Maybelle and Sara Carter are brought to life in this telling look at the lives and music of the Carter Family and the historic Bristol Sessions. 

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Opens Jun 10

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

Written and created by Roger Bean

With classic pop music from the 50s and 60s, this smash hit musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! We experience their lives and loves, while treated to the performance of such classic songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party” and more than 20 other classic hits! A must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!”Associated Press

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Stonewall Country at The Tent

Coming Soon

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Opens Jun 18

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The Understudy

by Theresa Rebeck

A story with a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of obstacles that mount until all anyone can do is dance. A play about the trials of living and a comic journey—which becomes a lesson in profound, stark truths. “A touch of magic.” – Baltimore Sun, “In a word…terrific.” – Post-Examiner, “A guilty pleasure, mind-bending comedy.” – DC Theatre Scene

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Opens Jul 1

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Confessions of a Liar

The Critic's Choice of Barter's 2014 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

An Appalachian  premier by David Brian Colbert

There are lies we tell ourselves, and lies we tell others—just to make it through the day. In walks one such convincing and compelling liar: Coal. Four people – all Coal – spin this moving Southern yarn of a hard-knock childhood in a sleepy mining town. Together, they tell the daring tale that they have never been able to share before, and their wild story becomes homage to the delicate art of lying.

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Opens Sep 3

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The Three Musketeers

A world premiere adaptation by Catherine Bush from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

A story of double crossing, kidnappings and carefully guarded secrets with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when honor and love ruled the world.

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Opens Sep 12

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The Doyle and Debbie Show

Side-splitting & rollicking; the perfect blend of comedy & country music

By Bruce Arnston

Country music’s hardest working duo is back. Doyle Mayfield, a once beloved country star has found his newest star (who he met last month at the VFW), Debbie #3. This hilarious country music spoof has audiences raving from Nashville to Chicago to the Conan O’Brien show. When your side isn’t hurting from laughing,  you’ll be dancing in the aisles to songs like “Stock Car Love,” “ Barefoot and Pregnant,” and “Fat Women in Trailers.” The Chicago Tribune calls it, “Brilliant! Drop-dead funny!” 

You’ll want to see it more than once.

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Opens Sep 22

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Curtains

A murder mystery musical comedy!

Book by Rupert Holmes, Original book and concept by Peter Stone,

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb,  Additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes

It’s the opening night of a new musical that could be on its way to being the next Broadway smash, when its talentless leading lady dies on opening night during her curtain call. The entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, who has a secret affinity for musical theatre, to investigate. Will the lure of the theatre and his desire to save this failing musical, along with an unexpected blooming romance, keep him from discovering the murderer?  Can he salvage the show, catch the killer, and get the girl without getting killed himself? CURTAINS will have you on the edge of your seat—laughing—and rooting for Lt. Cioffi to succeed!

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I'll Be Back Before Midnight

A comedy thriller by Peter Colley

Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown. Her husband Greg has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. Is the farmhouse haunted? Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take unexpected twists and turns in a night of unimaginable suspense. “Scream, laugh, scream again and hang on to your seats!” – Kansas City Star

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Miracle on 34th Street

Coming Soon

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Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

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The Santaland Diaries

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Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Our Student Matinee Program features Barter Theatre’s Resident Acting Company in world-class plays and musicals chosen especially for students. The Barter Players also perform shows especially for students at Barter or at your school when they tour during part of the year.

Student Matinees and The Barter Players productions are built to go hand-in-hand with school testing curriculum requirements, and we offer free, downloadable study guides, which include questions, activities and vocabulary to help prepare your students for the show. Material correlates with specific state testing curricula.

 

Student Matinee Sponsor:

Student Matinees Right Side

To find out information about any of these programs and to book your student group's reservations today, contact Group Sales.
Special rates for student groups are available!
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Student Matinee Shows

The Barter Player Shows




Passbooks & Packages

2015 Discount Season PassBooks Are On Sale Now

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Barter’s Season PassBooks are the best way for you to see more theatre for less! Barter offers a variety of passes that will fit with your lifestyle.

Porterfield Pass $269

The theatre lovers dream! Receive one admission to all 7 Barter Main Stage shows, plus four admissions to any show at Barter Stage II and a floating ticket good for Barter Main Stage, Stage II or The Tent! A total of 12 admissions. 

Anytime Pass $199 SOLD OUT!

Perfect for folks with a busy schedule, the Anytime PassBook offers 6 tickets good for any show at all three Barter venues in 2015 (Main Stage, Barter Stage II and The Tent).

Value Pass $109 

Four admissions to any show at all three Barter venues in 2015 (Main Stage, Barter Stage II and The Tent). Excludes Fridays and Saturday evening performances

Earlybird Pass  $149

With an Earlybird PassBook, you will be among the first to see the show! Receive 6 admissions good for all three Barter venues in 2015 (Main Stage, Barter Stage II and The Tent); valid ONLY for the first 12 performances of each production

Season Tickets (except for show-specific tickets in the Porterfield PassBook) can also be used for the mini-productions during Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Click Here to Purchase PassBooks 

 

PACKAGES

Barter Theatre offers packages to fit the experience you desire! We offer dining, lodging and special event packaging. Find out more below and contact our Box Office to order your package or for more information at

(276) 628-3991.
boxoffice@bartertheatre.com

The Sweet Deal - $88

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production
  • 2 Gourmet Desserts at Bob's at Barter (now offering specialty desserts from Anthony's Desserts)
  • 2 Specialty Coffees

The Whole Shebang - $110

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production
  • 2 Meals at Bob's at Barter
  • 2 Gourmet Desserts (now offering specialty desserts from Anthony's Desserts)
  • 2 Specialty Coffees

Special Occasion - $169

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production
  • A Three-Course Dinner for 2 at The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa

Stay & Play - $192

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production
  • Accommodations for 2 at Holiday Inn Express, Abingdon

Appalachian Arts Package - Two Choices!

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production
  • Accommodations for 2 at Comfort Inn (standard room $194) or Comfort Suites (hotel suite with indoor pool $214)
  • Lunch at Heartwood, Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway

The Martha Washington Overnight & Dinner Package - $445 (Sun.—Thurs.) $495 (Fri.—Sat.)

  • Superior accommodations for one evening, three course dinner for two in Sisters American Grill, two Barter Theatre tickets, and Breakfast for two.

The Bike and Barter - $514

Offer available May—November, although the package can be booked anytime.

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production
  • 2 nights at the Damascus Old Mill Restarant and Inn - a century old grist mill - plus 2 dinners on the outdoor deck overlooking a 200' wide waterfall
  • 2 bike rentals and shuttle to Whitetop from Adventure Damascus
  • 2 specialtiy coffees from MoJoe's Trailside Coffeehouse
  • 1 free gift from Holston Mountain Artisans in Abingdon. Offer based on availability, room & deck reservations required -tax included

Planning On Bringing a Big Group?

We are happy to accomodate your dining and entertainment needs at Bob's at Barter.
Please feel free to Download a menu, and take a look at our group specials page.
Please contact our group sales manager for booking.

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Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Barter's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (AFPP)

2015 Submission Deadline: March 2, 2015

This annual festival celebrates the richness of the Appalachian tradition by showcasing the stories of the region, both past and present, and the inspiration it provides the writers who live here.

Since 1933, Barter Theatre has been developing new works and nurturing area talent. The AFPP has gained national attention by developing a process that has resulted in new plays being produced not only on one of Barter’s two stages, but in regional theatres across the country.

Keep on the Sunny Side, by Douglas Pote, first read at the AFPP in 2001, went on to a full production on both of Barter’s two stages before touring to 23 states in 2004-05.  Enjoyed by more than 100,000 people, this poignant love story about A.P. and Sara Carter has been produced by theatres throughout the country. Black Pearl Sings by Frank Higgins, was first read and developed in 2006 at the AFPP and, in 2010, was listed as one of the most produced plays of that year by TCG.

Project Outline

Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights is actively planned and organized throughout the year. 

Here's what happens: A brief rehearsal process (six hours/play) takes place in June with an emphasis placed on clarity, not effect—getting the playwrights words and story out to the audience. The plays are read by members of Barter’s Resident Acting Company.

Following each public reading there are audience and artist discussions about the play, led by Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director, and a panel made up of local and regional theatre professionals. The reading and discussion is an invaluable tool to a playwright seeking to discover what’s working in the play and what needs work. Over the years, the AFPP has developed an audience who love to be a part of the process of helping playwrights develop their work. This process works because the playwright has a chance to hear from the very people who will eventually be buying tickets to their play!

Play Submission Guidelines:

  • Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in the Appalachian Mountains which, for our purposes, run from New York to Alabama) OR the plays must be set in the Appalachian region.
  • Plays must be unpublished and must not have had a full professional production .
  • Full length plays are preferred.

Now Accepting Email Submissions!

To submit your play electronically, please send a PDF of the script along with contact info and a brief synopsis of the play to:  apfestival@bartertheatre.com

To submit your play by mail:  Please submit the full script in a three-brad folder or unbound, along with your contact info (please include email and phone) and a brief synopsis of the play.  Plays will not be returned.  Plays may be submitted to this address:

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
c/o Barter Theatre
PO Box 867
Abingdon, VA, 24212

Deadline for Submissions: March 2, 2015

The 2015 AFPP readings will take place August 20-23rd, 2015. All playwrights who submit will be notified in early June as to whether or not their play has been selected for reading.

The playwrights of the selected plays will each receive $250 plus transportation and housing so that they may attend their reading.

For more information, contact:
Nicholas Piper, Director
Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
P.O. Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212
276-619-3316
apfestival@bartertheatre.com



Special Events

Special Promotions

Barter Nights

June 16 – The Marvelous Wonderettes – Show begins at 7:30pm. Donated canned goods will be exchanged for tickets beginning at 6:30pm. Barter will guarantee at least 50 seats to patrons on a first come-first served basis. 

June 18 – Mary Poppins – Show begins at 7:30pm. Donated canned goods will be exchanged for tickets beginning at 6:30pm. Barter will guarantee at least 150 seats to patrons on a first come-first served basis. 

June 20 – The Barter Players' The Old Turtle and the Broken Truth – 10:00am. Donated canned goods will be exchanged for tickets beginning at 9am. 

Barter Theatre celebrates its heritage by inviting patrons to bring non-perishable food items to exchange for theatre tickets. All food collected will be donated to Feeding America: Southwest Virginia. Limited tickets are available. We will begin collecting food at the times listed below, and tickets will be handed out on a first come first served basis. 

A few times a year, Barter holds Barter Nights in the 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 Amercia Southwest Virginia is always happy to accept donations.

As many people already know, Barter Theatre got its name through the practice of bartering. Robert Porterfield 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 your community For more information on how you can donate food to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, call 276.628.9266.

Pay What You Can Performances

The first performance of each production patrons may do just that, pay what you can for admission. Sorry, reservations cannot be made when using this promotion. Minimum payment amount is $1. 

Spring Rep

The Road to Appomattox • February 5

Anything Goes • February 14

The Miracle Worker • February 26

Love, Sex and the IRS • March 5

The Gnome • March 13

The Starving • April 21

Stonewall Country • April 23

Summer Rep

Mary’s Wedding • May 16

Mary Poppins • May 23

Southern Fried Nuptials • June 4

The Marvelous Wonderettes • June 11

The Understudy • July 1

Fall Rep

The Blind Man’s Tale • August 12

Shake, Rattle and Roll • August 27

Confessions of a Liar • September 3

The Three Musketeers • September 12

The Doyle and Debbie Show • September 22

Curtains! • September 25

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight • October 3

Christmas Rep

Miracle on 34th Street • November 20

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol • November 24

THE TENT

Stonewall Country • June 18

Keep on the Sunny Side • July 19

The Boy in the Box • August 30

The Santaland Diaries • December 2