The vampire Dracula flees Transylvania for London, where the teeming population provides ample fodder for his blood-thirst. Only Abraham Van Helsing, the world famous metaphysician, has a hope of stopping the Prince of the Undead. Can Van Helsing save the day? Or will his heroic efforts merely render him the next victim to Dracula’s deadly bite? A fresh new take on a timeless horror classic.
Barter actor, Eugene Wolf is bringing his mixture of song, story and characters to the Moonlite Drive-In! Stories of friends and extended family from his 23 years in Abingdon, pieces by Jo Carson, songs and tales of AP Carter, and more. We’re all looking for a little comfort. Dissolve the last five months and join Eugene and ride together on these words and melodies of home.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Barter’s Wizard of Oz at the Moonlite Drive-In. Hear about the ups, downs, ins and outs of making this exciting and unique idea a reality! What does it mean to be on a “quaranteam”? What were the unexpected snafus? What’s it like to play to an audience of cars? Find out from the people who made it happen!
Barter’s playwright in residence first came to Barter in 2003 when her play The Other Side of the Mountain was selected to be read in the AFPP. Since then, she has been part of the lifeblood of Barter Theatre. Find out about her previous life as a vacuum cleaner engineer and what made her make the big move to NYC, which eventually led her to Barter. We’ll also talk about her writing process and why she loves to write for young audiences. We may even read some scenes from her favorite plays!
Hannah Ingram has been a member of Barter’s resident acting company since 2008, when she came to play the title role in our production of Evita. Since then, she’s been seen in dozens of roles—comic, dramatic, musical, and everything in between. Come find out how the daughter of two actors found her way to Barter and to becoming a vital member of the Abingdon community!
Join actors Mary Lucy Bivins, Jasper McGruder, director Barrett Guyton, and costume designer Lee Martin to hear about their work on this beloved show. Mary Lucy and Jasper will share stories from their careers in theatre, and their history with the characters of Daisy and Hoke, as well as answer all your questions!
Nick Piper, Director of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights takes you behind the scenes of Barter's new play development program. Find out what makes the AFPP one of Barter's most beloved programs by talking to the playwrights, the actors and the people who have made it happen for more than 20 years! Revisit favorite plays, hear about new programs, and be the first to find out what's in store for the AFPP in 2021!
In 2002, Barter began developing what would become one of the most popular shows in its recent history, Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Stories of the Carter Family. Join playwright Doug Pote and actor Eugene Wolf (AP Carter) to find out how this show changed their lives!
Barter’s 2019 production of Audrey Cefaly’s play Maytag Virgin became one of our audience’s favorites of the year. Join director Tricia Matthews, cast members Nick and Wendy Piper, and playwright Audrey Cefaly for this unique chance to hear from the artists about the joys and challenges involved in putting up this beautiful, life affirming play!
Barter’s production of Richard III in 2018 was a landmark in a number of ways: from its breathtaking performances, to its thrilling fights, to a complete re-structuring of the Smith Theatre that placed the audience in the center of the action. Join director Katy Brown, set designer, Derek Smith, and actors Andrew Livingston (Richard) and Sean Campos (fight choreographer) to find out the challenges and joys of mounting this memorable production!
Here at the Centennial of women getting the right to vote, Barter is telling the story of the moment the vote became a reality, and the family at the heart of the drama. Playwright Catherine Bush, director Nick Piper, and actors from the play discuss the show, share highlights and take you on the journey of the creation of this musical.
Since arriving at Barter only two seasons ago, Kim Morgan Dean has quickly become a favorite among our audiences playing everything from Princess Fiona in Shrek to Susan in Wait Until Dark. Join us for a conversation with Kim about her life in the theatre and what led her to Barter.
The Show Must Go On! During this time that we are unable to offer our productions live, we are happy to share the filmed version of our productions with our loyal audience. Each recording will include the full performance as well as special bonus features and educator resources.
Sleepy Hollow, a village haunted by the legendary Headless Horseman, has a new schoolmaster—the somewhat hapless and extremely superstitious Ichabod Crane. When Ichabod tries to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, he makes an enemy of her former suitor, the brawny Brom Bones. Brom vows revenge and, one dark and spooky night, Ichabod finds himself in for the ride of his life!
w/ Wayne & Jayne Henderson Martha Spencer & Whitetop MountainBand