Letter from Earl Hamner

This just in…

21 September 2010


Hope this finds you knee high in colorful autumn leaves, that the pesky weather that visited most of the country this summer is just a memory, and that you are reasonably well and to be back at work or school or whatever makes you happy.

I hope you’ll forgive me if the following sounds a little self-congratulatory, but to tell the truth, I swell with pride when the Hamner Theater is mentioned. The Theater is located in Nelson County, Virginia, not far from where I was born and to my astonishment was named after me. Since its formation in 2005 it has been home to a wide range of drama, comedy, dance and music. We’re in Walton country here and while the region has improved economically and culturally since back when John-Boy sat at the window and yearned to be a writer, it’s quite a challenge to supply quality theater this far off Broadway in these difficult times.

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