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PO Box 867; Abingdon, VA 24212
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May 4, 2017



ABINGDON,Va.—Ever had a bad day that just won’t quit?

For some, a bad day can be the start of a bad week, but your week is sure to look a lot better if you make your way to Barter Theatre to see the popular classic children’s book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” brought to life Barter Theatre’s own Barter Players.

From the minute Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, his day doesn’t improve. On top of that, there were lima beans for dinner and people kissing on TV! Join the Barter Players as Alexander learns bad days are tough but it is his reaction to life’s little setbacks that make all the difference.

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is running through June 3 on Barter Theatre’s Gilliam Stage.

Be sure to get your tickets to upcoming Barter Theatre productions, with tickets for every show starting at $20. Call the Barter Theatre Box Office at 276-628-3991 for more information.

About Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.