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  1. Elf: The Musical (Nov 16) 52 days. Nov-16th to Dec-30th

     Fri, Nov 16th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music 0
    Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum A hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag and is taken back to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Cast & Credits Corporate Sponsor: Eastman Credit Union Burke, Powers, &Harty Insurance Media Sponsor: WCYB ‚ÄčNortheast Tennessee Media Group VIPSEEN Lamar
  2. Sally McCoy (Oct 04) 24 days. Oct-4th to Nov-10th

     Thu, Oct 4th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    “Winner of Barter’s 2018 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.” By Alice Stanley In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story which takes a hard look at how women’s stories and perspectives are too often excluded from our historical narratives. Set in August 1882, Sally’s three eldest sons are captured by the Hatfield clan. Sally defies her womanly place in the home and crosses miles of Appalachian wilderness in the dark of night to save her children from certain death at the vengeful hands of the Hatfields. After traveling all those miles alone, she arrives at the home of the Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield, and refuses to let anything stand in her way until she has seen the “Devil” face to face. Director's Notes We all know something or other about the epic feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. It is the stuff of American legend- a tribal tale of bloody vengeance that endured for the last 30 years of the 19th century. Maybe this particular feud sticks in the American psyche because it has all the elements of Shakespearean tragedy: family honor, betrayal, bloodlust, star-crossed lovers, and of course, a stolen pig. It was not nearly the bloodiest feud taking place in our young country at the time, but it would capture the imagination of historians and laymen alike, earning the Tug Fork River region the nickname “Murderland”. Ultimately, these two families believed in their own clan, no matter what, kinfolk above all else. And we need only watch five minutes of the evening news to see that this same mentality burns brightly, even today. Our play is set smack dab in the middle of these violent times, as Sally is surrounded by quick tempered men armed with guns, knives, and their blind hatred of “others” that colored every moment of her life. It does not dwell on big sweeping thoughts of social order, nor the decades of infighting that lead up to this dark night. Rather, it concerns itself with strength and fortitude, the incomparable bond, and resolute convictions of a mother’s love. At a time when wives and daughters were the slaves of the poorest families, who could expect such a woman to be brave? And who would allow her to speak her mind? Family was on Sally McCoy’s mind one night in 1882, as she made her way through the dark and treacherous woods to the old Hatfield home. Family. Her boys. Her everything. It would take epic courage to make this journey, to tiptoe across that threshold, to open her mouth, use her voice, and show her hand. Our Sally is a heroine ahead of her time, speaking truth to power; the consequences be damned. Susanne Boulle Director, Sally McCoy Cast & Credits Cast: Sally McCoy: Tricia Matthews Devil Anse Hatfield: Michael Poisson Valentine Hatfield, Anse’s Brother: Nicholas Piper Johnse Hatfield, Anse’s Son: Shaan Sharma Cap Hatfield, Anse’s Son: Rusty Allen Rehearsal AssistantStage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton Collaborators: Director: Susanne Boulle Set Designer: Derek Smith Original Music: Matt Martin Costume Designer: Lee Martin Lighting Designer: Camille Davis Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Scenic Designer: Kevin Dudley Wig and Makeup Designer: Whitney Kaibel Props Master: Helen Stratakes Stage Manager: Sara Douglas Corporate Sponsor: Media Sponsor:
  3. Dough and Cookies (Aug 21) 8 days. Aug-21st to Aug-26th

     Tue, Aug 21st - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Darlene and Charlene, twin sisters from South Carolina, steal $20.5 million from the Department of Defense through a loophole. What begins as an accident turns into a 7-year fraud that these middle-aged Baptist women justify. Funny and touching, Dough & Cookies is a surprising look at greed, grief and the extraordinary journeys of a wounded heart. Director's Notes It’s amazing how we, as humans, have the ability to justify actions that we know are wrong. We’ve all done it in some way or another. We’ve watched celebrities do it, politicians, wives, husbands, children. We convince ourselves that we do something for “the greater good.” Or perhaps because, “I deserve this.” In Dough and Cookies we see a prime example of self-justification that comes from a very specific need — the need to compensate for a loss. Grief is powerful. It makes us do all sorts of crazy things, behave in ways we don’t recognize. It takes us on a wild ride through the full spectrum of emotions—from laughter to tears and everywhere in between. Much like tonight’s play does. Darlene and Charlene don’t start out with the idea of stealing $21 million from the Department of Defense. Through a chance clerical error, they find themselves in the middle of it. And then they find all sorts of reasons why it’s okay for them to be doing something they clearly know is wrong. And while it’s easy to judge people who have done something wrong from a distance, I hope that their story will serve as a reminder that we don’t always know the full story. We don’t know another person’s burden and how they’re trying to bear it. And if it can happen to someone like Darlene—devoted wife, mother, and Sunday school teacher, it can happen to any of us. Nicholas Piper Director, Dough and Cookies Cast & Credits Cast: Darlene Worley: Carrie Smith Lewis Charlene Caddell: Ashley Campos David Worley: Andrew Hampton Livingston Bill Caddell: Michael Poisson Brother George: Tyler Cramer Collaborators: Director: Nicholas Piper Set Designer: Derek Smith Costume Designer: Antonio Torrez Lighting Designer: Andrew Morehouse Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: Cindi A. Raebel Videos
  4. Ain't Misbehavin' (Aug 17) 28 days. Aug-17th to Sep-8th

     Fri, Aug 17th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music, Clubs & Organizations 0
    The Fats Waller Musical Show Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music. Director's Notes Prior to having the opportunity to direct here at Barter Theatre, I hadn't heard the music from Ain't Misbehavin’ since the late 1980s and had completely forgotten how much I loved it. Certainly my Charleston, South Carolina family is glad the show is finally up on its feet and that for the last three weeks they haven't had to hear me breaking into song. This is definitely the kind of music that will have you humming or singing days from now. Admittedly, listening with my ears from the "hashtag days of today" was a different experience from hearing it the first time, it will still always be one of my favorite musical revues of all time. This music and this musical does a body good! Thomas "Fats" Waller was a prolific songwriter and an internationally known performer who died entirely too young. At age 39, Fats succumbed to pneumonia after cancelling a tour to return home to New York City to heal. He didn't make it all the way home; he died outside of Kansas City, Missouri, but he left us with an entire body of work that will keep him alive forever. He wrote and/ or recorded more than 500 songs in his short lifetime, some of which you will hear in the show. So, Fats Waller and his cronies made quite an impact musically in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. The music was fun, catchy, and kept folks moving. I'm trusting that this performance will do the same for you. So sit back, and let this band and these performers take you back in time! I'd like to add a special thanks to the entire Barter family and my incredibly talented and generous creative team. Thanks for the love, Y'all. Take care of JP and my babies... Joy Vandervort-Cobb Director – Ain’t Misbehavin’ Cast & Credits Cast: Charlaine (Mezzo-Soprano): Kara-Tameika Watkins Andre (Baritone): Richard E. Waits Ken (Tenor): Jerrial Young Nell (Alto): Syreeta S. Banks Armelia (Soprano): Vannessa A. Jones Musicians: Reeds: Gary Robertz Trumpet: Sloan Hill Bass: Glenn Diamond Drums: Jack Foster Collaborators: Director: Joy R. Vandervort-Cobb Musical Director: John Bronston Other Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos Set Design: Hana Lee Costume Design: Howard Tsvi Kaplan Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse Sound Design: Tony Angelini Stage Manager: John "JP" Pollard Corporate Sponsor: Videos
  5. Plant Sale (Aug 20) 3 days. Apr-6th to Aug-20th

     Mon, Aug 20th - VA Highlands Community College  Family & Education 0
    The Virginia Highlands Community College Horticulture club will be hosting a fall plant sale at the Treadwell-Jones greenhouse on campus at 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24211 Monday, August 20th - Saturday, August 25th from 10 AM - 6 PM.   A variety of autumn-appropriate plants will be available including unique varieties of vegetable transplants, native perennials, and some culinary herbs. All plants for sale are grown by horticulture students and club members and support student and club projects for the coming semester.  See the plant sale inventory below! The club will also be hosting a fall gardening workshop Friday, August 17th at 5:30 PM in the gardens outside of the campus greenhouse. The workshop will be taught by VHCC Horticulture instructor Ben Casteel and will cover the basics of fall planting as well as some secrets for success in late summer planting. For more information, contact Horticulture Instructor and Program Coordinator Ben Casteel by phone: (276) 739-2441 or e-mail: .      Fall 2018 Plant Sale Inventory Crop Variety Flats / Ct. Size Chard Bright Lights 2 Md   Acelga 2 Md   Rainbow 2 Md Squash Goldstar 1 Md   Tempest 1 Md   Early Prolific Straightnek 1 Md Zucchini Black Beauty 1 Md   Golden 1 Md   Raven 1 Md Cucumber Super Zagross 2 Md   Olympian 1 Md   Marketmore 78 1 Md   Northern Pickler 1 Md   Shintokiwa 1 Md   Suyo Long 1 Md Lettuce Red Salad Bowl 2 Sm   Speckled Bibb 2 Sm   Ithaca 2 Sm Beets Autumn Harvest Blend 1 Sm   Touchstone Gold 1 Sm   Avalanche 1 Sm   Cylindra 1 Sm   Subeto F1 1 Sm   Bull's Blood 2 Sm   Detroit Dark Red 2 Sm   Early Wonder 2 Sm Kale Lacinato Rainbow 2 Md   Dazzling Blue 1 Md   Dwarf Siberian 1 Md   Toscano 2 Md   Wild Garden 1 Md   Blue Curled Scotch 1 Md   Scarlet 1 Md   Red Russian 2 Md Kohlrabi Delicacy Purple 2 Sm   Quickstarter 1 Sm   Early Purple Vienna 1 Sm Brussels Sprouts Hestia 2 Md   Red Rubine 1 Md   Mezzo Nano 2 Sm Cauliflower Purple of Sicily 3 Md   Snowball 5 Md   Candid Charm 1 Sm   Amazing 1 Sm   Cloud 1 Sm Cabbage Golden Acre 2 Md   Drumhead Savoy 1 Md   Brunswick 2 Md   Red Express 2 Md   Chinese 1 Md   Taiwan Express 1 Md   Late Flat Dutch 1 Md Mustard Amara 1 Sm   Southern Giant Curled 1 Sm Broccoli Belstar 1 Md   Blue Wind 1 Md   Fiesta 1 Md   Green Goliath 4 Md   Waltham 29 4 Md Pac Choi Li Ren 3 Sm Rutabaga American Purple Top 2 Sm Herbs Cilantro 4 Sm   Parsley 2 Sm   Dill 2 Sm   Chives 22 3" Perennials Lemon Balm 13 5"   Self Heal 14 5"   Lavender 57 5"   Blackeyed Susan 70 3"   Blanket Flower 70 3"   Bergamot 12 3"   Marshmallow 15 5"   Sedge 18 5"   Blue-Eyed Grass 18 5"   Spiderwort 9 5"   Coneflower 25 5"   River Oats 18 5"   Pink Muhly Grass 18 5"   White Muhly Grass 18 5"   Cardinal Flower 18 5"   Hibiscus 18 5"   Liatris 18 5"   Royal Fern 18 5"   Ostritch Fern 18 5" Annuals Pansies 69 3"  
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     Mon, Aug 13th - Bristol Public Library  Family & Education 0
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  7. Teens and tweens, remember: due to the current circumstances, the...

     Mon, Aug 13th - Bristol Public Library  Family & Education 0
    Teens and tweens, remember: due to the current circumstances, there will be NO club meetings this week! We will keep you posted on when programs will restart!
  8. Happy first day of classes! It's not too late to...

     Mon, Aug 13th - The Bristol Ballet Company  Family & Education, Arts & Culture 0
    Happy first day of classes! It's not too late to register for ballet classes (ages 3 and up) and contemporary dance classes (ages 7 and up) at Bristol Ballet. Registration is ongoing! Contact us at or 276-669-6051 if you have a question or would like to register!
  9. Thanks Marc and Chris, for sharing stories about the Mountain...

     Mon, Aug 13th - Rotary Club of Bristol, VA/TN  Family & Education, Clubs & Organizations 0
    Thanks Marc and Chris, for sharing stories about the Mountain Mission school and the upcoming American Legends event! Who is going?
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     Sun, Aug 12th - Bristol Public Library  Family & Education 0
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