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

Sun., July 27 in Lee Park at 5pm

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…

Additional performances at Albemarle Ciderworks Sat., August 23 at 7:30pm and Sun., August 24 at 5pm

…and at Grace Episcopal Church at Massie’s Mill...watch for details…

shoes at Lazy Days






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
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.

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


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.


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)


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

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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.