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Show Schedule
Tickets Info

2014 PassBooks

Porterfield Pass (Our Best Value)

$280
One admission to every production at Barter’s main stage, and six admissions for Barter Stage II. A total of fourteen admissions. Now see even more theatre!

Anytime Pass (Savings of up to 24%)

$198
Six tickets that can be used any time.

Value Pass (Savings of up to 36%)

$168
Six tickets that may be used any time other than Friday & Saturday evenings.

Earlybird Pass (Savings of up to 45%)

$144
Six tickets valid for the first twelve performances of any show.

5 to 30 Pass (Equals a $22 ticket!)

$92
On sale all year, while supplies last. Four tickets for anything Barter has to offer for the 2014 season, for anyone between the ages of 5 and 30.

Order three ways:

Mail with payment to
Barter Theatre Season PassBooks
Attention: PassBook Manager
P.O. Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212-0867

To charge by phone, call 276.628.3991

To order online, click here.

Available Oct. 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014, or while supplies last.

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

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Opens Jan 1

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Don't Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell

by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger

Hilarious, irreverent and mostly true. It’s 1939, and David O. Selznick has already begun filming Gone With the Wind when he realizes his script is a dud. Only the legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht can save the day, but Hecht has never read the book! Selznick locks himself, Hecht and director Victor Fleming in his office with only bananas and peanuts to eat, and a single mission: help Hecht write a new script in exactly one week. See the outrageous antics that produced one of the classic movies of all time. 

Run Time: Act I 37 min., Intermission 18 min., Act II 48 min. Total time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

Photo: Michael Poisson, Nicholas Piper, David Alford

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Opens Jan 31

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Man of LaMancha

Book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion

A funny, imaginative musical that will inspire you to ”Dream the Impossible Dream.” In Cervantes’ unforgettable story, the knight errant Don Quixote and his lovable sidekick Sancho roam the countryside battling monsters (or are they windmills?) and wooing the lovely lady Dulcinea. A moving story of hope in the face of almost insurmountable odds.

Photo: Rick McVey

 

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Opens Feb 13

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I Do, I Do, I Do

She's picked out the dress, the flowers and the cake. Now she just needs to pick the groom.

By Robin Hawdon

A brand-new romantic comedy from the writer of Don’t Dress for Dinner and Perfect Wedding. Diana has it all: beauty, intelligence, a sweet nature.  There’s just one problem: it’s one month before her wedding and she has promised herself to three different men.  How shall she decide?  You’ll be guessing until the final moments in this hilarious romp of misadventures and loves lost and won.

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Opens Feb 27

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The Dryad: An Appalachian Tale

A delightfully enchanting mountain story

Written by Carol Wright Krause

dry·ad ˈdrīˌad,-əd/ (in folklore and Greek mythology) a nymph inhabiting a forest or a tree, esp. an oak tree; legend holds that if you free a dryad, you will be rewarded with a kiss...

The Great Depression has hit the Appalachian Mountains pretty hard, and things are looking bleak when Lena finally leaves her no-good husband and goes home to her daddy’s farm. To make matters worse, the chestnut trees that locals have always depended on are dying off, one by one.  When a mysterious young girl appears, Lena and her family’s lives are changed forever. But where did the girl come from, and what does she want? 

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Opens Mar 8

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The Emperor's New Clothes

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen by Karen Sabo

Just as young Robin is learning the finer points of being truthful from his mother, two “tailors” show up in the kingdom where they live. Knowing that the Emperor loves fancy clothes above all else, they claim they will make a magic set of clothes for him. But these tailors have something up their sleeves, and it’s up to Robin to save the day, reminding all us “grown-ups” that it takes a child to speak the truth. 

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Opens Apr 1

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Katy Brown with music by Ben Mackel

Jack is different from the other kids—every time it rains, he hears beautiful music falling from the sky. Then one day the rain stops and the ensuing drought forces Jack into town to sell his beloved cow Bessy. Before he can get there, he meets two swindlers who send him instead on a madcap adventure up a magical beanstalk—an adventure that includes a desperate Goose, a Golden Harp and one angry, tone-deaf Giant! A fresh new look at the most fun Jack-tale ever! 

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Opens Apr 29

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Educating Rita

By Willy Russell

Rita is ambitious, feisty, and dissatisfied with her working-class life. When she enrolls in night school, it’s just her luck to get stuck with a empty, jaded English professor who just wants to coast until retirement. A humorous story about the freedom of education and the power of choice. In the end, who is the teacher and who is the student? This play was made famous by the movie starring Michael Caine.

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Opens May 11

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The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard Orchestration by Larry Wilcox.

Also: Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

Yes, we are off to see The Wizard with Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion and her little dog, Toto, too!  Bring your whole family to experience the eye-popping delights of this spectacular musical. 

This play is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

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Opens May 17

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Bridge to Terabithia

By Katherine Paterson and Stephanie Tolan with music by Steve Liebman

Set in rural Virginia, this is the story of Jesse, a boy who draws pictures and dreams of becoming something special. Enter Leslie, the new girl from the city who opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don’t understand them. When tragedy strikes, the strength gained in Terabithia takes Jesse forward and allows him to share the magic of his dreams. A story your family is sure to love!

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Opens May 27

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Welcome Back to Ivy Gap

By the author of First Baptist of Ivy Gap and Showtime at First Baptist!

By Ron Osborne

Welcome to First Baptist, where you'll find some of the most good-hearted, sharp-toungued, casserole cookin' ladies in East Tennessee. Former pastor's wife Eidith has returned to church to find trouble. A new pastor has been called from Texas, and, well, let's just say he's no Billy Graham. Membership is down, and a snooty new member has the women at each other's throats. It's an uproarious and uplifting comedy about the old friends who draw laughter, love and comfrort from each other. 

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Opens May 29

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Hollywood Confidential

A comedy by Barter's favorite comedy duo: V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger

What happens when a washed up actor tries to help a temperamental actress in distress? It doesn’t take long for him to discover that no good deed goes unpunished! How the once great film star Larry Lancaster ends up wearing a dress is one thing, how long he can keep it a secret from the scandal magazine Hollywood Confidential is something else entirely. 

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Opens Jun 5

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A Facility for Living

By Katie Forgette

It's the funniest play about a nursing home you'll ever see!

It's the Golden Girls meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in the hilarious and possibly disturbing story of what life may be like in the not-so-distant future. For the residents of Federal Nursing Home #273, a penitentiary that has been converted to a senior center, every day is a monotonous cycle of pills, old Ronald Reagan movies, and mantatory beditmes, all overseen by the killjoy head nurse who has embraced her inner Nurse Ratched. When a new resident arrives to shake things up, this motley crew hatches an outragious plan to break all the rules and prove that the Boomer Generation will not go down without a fight!

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Opens Jun 18

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Adapted from A.A. Milne by Kristin Sergel

Winnie-the-Pooh loves stealing honey from the beehive, drinking condensed milk and hanging out with his friends Eyeore, Piglet and Rabbit. Then a dangerous creature called “Kanga” arrives in the Hundred Acre Wood and kidnaps Piglet, bathing him with soap and forcing spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine down his throat. Pooh longs to fly to the rescue, but he’s had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door… oh bother! A.A. Milne’s wit and special understanding of young people make this classic one you don’t want to miss.

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Opens Jun 24

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Sleeping Beauty

Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Catherine Bush

The Barter Players bring to life the most celebrated of all princess tales. The King and Queen have always longed for a child and when their daughter Aurora is born, their joy is complete. Then at Aurora’s christening, the vengeful Carabosse places a curse on the baby and all seems lost. Only the skill of the Three Sages and the love of a certain handsome prince can change this curse into a blessing. Bursting with magic, mystery and romance, this play is sure to delight the dreamer in us all.

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Opens Jul 22

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AFPP Mini-Production: Winter Wheat

By Catherine Bush, Music by Ben Mackel

“We are sowing winter wheat which the coming spring will see sprout and which other hands than ours will reap and enjoy.”  - Elizabeth Cady Stanton 

At the beginning of the last century, great changes were sweeping across America, including the push to give women the right to vote. This brand new musical brings you the story of the men and women of Tennessee who lived through those changes.

This is a mini-production part of Barter's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

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Opens Jul 29

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Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Created by Richard Maltby, Jr., Conceived by William Meade, adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr and Jason Edwards.

It’s a journey through the life of Johnny Cash, as told by his music. The Man in Black was a man like no other, whether he sang about his love for June Carter Cash, his hard-living, hard-partying ways, or his deep and abiding faith. A multi-talented cast performs his best-known hits, like “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues” or “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” 

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Opens Aug 15

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The Whipping Man

A stunning Civil War drama about race, family and religion.

By Matthew Lopez

Jasper McGruder and Frank Green have starred in some of Barter’s most memorable productions, and now they are back, in an electric drama by one of the hottest new playwrights in America. Richmond, 1865. A gaunt Confederate soldier stumbles through the front door of his family home only to find two men left: former slaves of his father. With the city abandoned and in ruins, these three very different men are forced to confront their complicated shared history.

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Opens Aug 29

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My Fair Lady

Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion

An unlikely love story with some of the greatest songs written for the Broadway stage and filled with witty dialogue and unforgettable characters. Sparks fly as cockney flower-seller Eliza Doolittle and the rich and arrogant Professor Higgins combine to create the ultimate makeover.

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Opens Sep 13

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Wash, Rinse, Spin Dry

By Rick Whelan

As a single mom with a job waiting tables, Janelle barely has time to play her music, much less go on a date. She definitely knows better than to get involved with an actor, but sometimes a girl just has to do what she has to do.  The morning after is hilarious, sweet, and a little bit awkward, especially when Janelle realizes she’s seen Darren somewhere before…but where? 

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Opens Sep 21

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The Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Forget what you think you know about The Crucible, and lose yourself in this gripping story of suspicion, betrayal and personal courage. In Salem, Massachusetts, a group of teenage girls claims to have been possessed by witchcraft. The town reacts in fear and horror, searching for someone, or some thing to blame. With paranoia raging out of control, John Proctor dares to tell the truth, and risks paying the ultimate price.

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Opens Sep 25

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Anne of Green Gables

Adapted from L. M. Montgomery by R.N. Sandberg

Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew are determined to adopt an orphan boy to help them run Green Gables, their farm on beautiful Prince Edward Island. But their well-ordered lives take a surprising and hilarious twist when the boy they hoped for turns out to be a redheaded slip-of-a-girl named Anne Shirley, whose wild imagination leads her into countless scrapes, as well as a place in our hearts forever. Come join Anne and her friends in this timeless coming-of-age favorite!

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Opens Sep 30

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The Starving

A dark and twisted tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

By David L. Williams

In the not-so-distant future, 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 sent to the negotiating table, and the fate of humanity is in their hands. 

Part of Barter’s Shaping of America Series and the critics’ selection of Barter’s 2013 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.

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Opens Oct 10

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A Modern Christmas Carol

Adapted from Charles Dickens by Richard Rose, with original music by Nicholas Piper

This adaptation sets the familiar story in our own backyard. Mr. S is the CEO of MS Enterprises, a multinational high-tech corporation that makes ‘everything Christmas.’ He has decided to shut down his manufacturing plant and ship the jobs overseas, until he receives a late-night visit from an old friend who takes him on an incredible journey. It’s a Christmas story just as heartwarming as the original.

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Opens Nov 21

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Holiday Memories

by Truman Capote, play adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke

Coming Soon

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Opens Nov 25

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Jingle All the Way

By Catherine Bush with Music by Mandy Williams

It’s not easy being the twin brother of Santa’s #1 Helper–and no one knows that better than Jangle the Elf. No matter what job Jangle is assigned to in Santa’s Workshop, his sister Jingle can do it faster and better. Then a letter arrives for Santa at the North Pole, a letter requiring a Top Priority Gift. The trouble is no one–including Jingle–knows how to make it. Will Jangle be able to save the day–and Christmas? A heartwarming new musical from the creators of Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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Opens Dec 2

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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.

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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!
276.619.5406
groups@bartertheatre.com

Student Matinee Shows

The Barter Player Shows

Rebecca Reinhardt and Ben Mackel in Alice in Wonderland (20010)

Rebecca Reinhardt and Ben Mackel in Alice in Wonderland (20010)

Hannah Ingram in Cabaret (2011)

Hannah Ingram in Cabaret (2011)

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 Great Date Package - $94

With two tickets to a show for your special date, dessert and coffee for two at the new dining experience Bob’s at Barter, and a hand-crafted wooden rose from the Barter Gift Shop, it’s a perfect date night. Just call (276) 628-3991 to book.

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production.
  • 2 Gourmet Desserts at The Barter Cafe.
  • 2 Specialty Coffees.
  • 1 Keepsake Wooden Rose.

The Sweet Deal - $85

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production.
  • 2 Gourmet Desserts at The Barter Cafe.
  • 2 Specialty Coffees.

The Whole Shebang - $100

  • 2 Tickets to a Barter Theatre production.
  • 2 Meals at The Barter Cafe.
  • 2 Gourmet Desserts.
  • 2 Specialty Coffees.

Special Occasion - $165

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

Stay & Play - $185

  • 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 $190) or Comfort Suites (hotel suite with indoor pool $210)
  • Lunch at Heartwood, Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway

The Bike and Barter - $510

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 The Barter Cafe.
Please feel free to Download a menu, and take a look at our group specials page.
Please contact our Group Sales Manager for booking.

Group Sales
276-619-5406

2014 Discount Season PassBooks on sale now

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 (Our Best Value)

Until 12/31/13 $260 – After 1/1/14 $280
One admission to every production at Barter’s main stage, and six admissions for Barter Stage II. A total of fourteen admissions. Now see even more theatre!

Anytime Pass (Savings of up to 24%)

Until 12/31/13 $192 – After 1/1/14 $198
Six tickets that can be used any time.

Value Pass (Savings of up to 36%)

Until 12/31/13 $162 – After 1/1/14 $168
Six tickets that may be used any time other than Friday & Saturday evenings.

Earlybird Pass (Savings of up to 45%)

Until 12/31/13 $138 – After 1/1/14 $144
Six tickets valid for the first twelve performances of any show.

5 to 30 Pass (Equals a $22 ticket!)

Until 12/31/13 $88 – After 1/1/14 $92
On sale all year, while supplies last. Four tickets for anything Barter has to offer for the 2014 season, for anyone between the ages of 5 and 30.

Order three ways:

Mail with payment to
Barter Theatre Season PassBooks
Attention: PassBook Manager
P.O. Box 867, Abingdon, VA 24212-0867

To charge by phone, call 276.628.3991

To order online, click here.

Available Oct. 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014, or while supplies last.

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


Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

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.  New plays are submitted by March 3st, 2014 for consideration in this year’s Festival. Final selections are made in May.

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 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 they 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 3rd, 2014

The 2014 Festival will take place July 7th-July 14th.  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 six 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

$22 Tuesdays

For any Tuesday, any performance, you can purchase a ticket for up to half off. Any Tuesday, any performance, just $22.

Regular ticket prices range from $28-$44.  We want to ensure anyone can see enjoy, professional theatre. Just call our box office to make your reservations. (276) 628-3991 Plus, there is no limit to amount of tickets one can purchase!

Barter Nights

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. Sorry, reservations cannot be made for Barter Nights. 

June 10 at 7:30pm, Main Stage The Wizard of Oz

June 12 at 7:30, Stage II Hollywood Confidential

June 14 at 10am, Stage II The Barter Players Bridge to Terabithia

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 for pay what you can performances. Minimum payment amount is $1. 

I Do, I Do, I Do • February 27

The Dryad: An Appalachian Tale • March 8

Educating Rita • May 11

The Wizard of Oz • May 17

Welcome Back to Ivy • May 29

Hollywood Confidential • June 5

A Facility for Living • June 18

Ring of Fire: The Story of Johnny Cash • August 15

The Whipping Man • August 29

My Fair Lady • September 13

Wash, Rinse, Spin Dry • September 21

The Crucible • September 25

The Starving • October 10

A Modern Christmas Carol • November 21

Holiday Memories • November 25