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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

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This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
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Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
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Katy Brown
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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
Sound Designer
Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Dialect Consultant/Music Director
Cindi A. Raebel
Production Stage Manager
Katy Brown
Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
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Snakeroot by Levi Shrader

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 7PM

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Orphaned by the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Sissy scrapes together a living digging up medicinal roots while her dysfunctional brother searches for the elusive Mothman. When an agent from the National Park Service arrives with information about a rare plant, Sissy sees a path toward building a better home for her family, as long as she can elude the secret passions threatening to upend her last-ditch effort. Faith, family, and the supernatural order of reality are all tested amidst one woman’s struggle to construct a new life.

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Girl on a Hill by Cris Eli Blak*

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 11AM

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Deana Wakefield is an African American woman living out of a motel with her musician-boyfriend, struggling with a substance use disorder. Her life takes an unexpected turn when a journalist from The New York Times shows up at her door after he uncovers who she really is: a former child math prodigy. This is a play about race, discrimination, addiction, friendship, shame, generational trauma, and how no matter what we are, or who we are, we have a story to tell and a life that’s worth living.

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*2024 Black Stories/Black Voices Selection

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The Bad Guy by Jen Diamond

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 3PM

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When Finn and Deirdre inherit Finn’s childhood home they move in, hoping to repair their marriage and get a fresh start on life. But the woods are far deeper and darker than Finn remembers, and his half-sister has become a stranger. This modern, folk-horror adaptation of The Bacchae is about all the ways we are capable of transforming ourselves and those we love.

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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
Sound Designer
Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Dialect Consultant/Music Director
Cindi A. Raebel
Production Stage Manager
Katy Brown
Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
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February 24th @ 11:00am Mountain Mamas
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Mountain Mamas by Daryl Lisa Fazio

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 11AM

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Patsy Armstrong is a coal miner. Just like her daddy, Earl. And just like her mother, Wanda, who was one of the first women ever hired underground in a union mine and, at 60 years old, is still there. As of this week, Patsy’s back in her mother and daddy’s house, after a mining accident that left her with no ability to move or communicate. Her bright 18-year old daughter, Livvy, now lives there too. In a home that’s full of humor and generosity and rowdiness and grit. But a home—not to mention a whole dang planet—that’s under more pressure than maybe it’s ever been. When the family gets news about the settlement from Patsy’s accident, Livvy jumps into the fray. And Patsy, now forced to listen and observe more than she ever did as a healthy person, is plagued by nightmares and revelations she’s able to share only with us. It doesn’t take long for her to realize she has to learn a new way of being if she’s gonna save her entire world.

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This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

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February 24th @ 3:00pm Sons That Wear Dresses and Mot
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Sons That Wear Dresses and Mothers That Love Sweet Potatoes by Gage Tarlton

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 3PM

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When Malcolm returns home to Durham, NC for Thanksgiving, he soon discovers his mother, Lillian, is moving out of their bookshop home, where he and his sister, Chandra, grew up. New apartments are being built in its place. Across the street, twenty-somethings Toby and Shay run on treadmills at Planet Fitness. They’re not real friends – just gym friends. When their worlds collide at the local gay club, they’re taken on a journey that alters their relationship to their community, to each other, and to themselves. A play about gentrification, the price of love, and learning to move forward.

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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
Sound Designer
Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
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Cindi A. Raebel
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Katy Brown
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Go Tell It On the Mountain by Catherine Bush

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 1PM

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This new play with music gives witness to the lives of ordinary Appalachians as they celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year.” From the young girl in Tennessee obsessed with being a ballerina in The Nutcracker to the Kentucky father whose sons are fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War, these people and songs remind us what Christmas in the mountains is really all about.

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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
Sound Designer
Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Dialect Consultant/Music Director
Cindi A. Raebel
Production Stage Manager
Katy Brown
Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
Sound Designer
Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Dialect Consultant/Music Director
Cindi A. Raebel
Production Stage Manager
Katy Brown
Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
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Written by Samm-Art Williams

February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

A special thanks to the Town of Abingdon, Washington County, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation for their support.

Rita Cole
Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Vince McGill
Cephus Miles
Parris Sarter
Woman #2
Jeremiah Davison
Director
Derek Smith
Scenic Designer
Lee Alexander Martin
Costume Designer
Camille Davis
Lighting Designer
Kate Hoang
Sound Designer
Ashley Campos
Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Dialect Consultant/Music Director
Cindi A. Raebel
Production Stage Manager
Katy Brown
Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
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