Earl Hamner comes home

in an appearance to benefit the Hamner Theater.

Earl Hamner, reading at the Hamner Theater
Earl Hamner, reading at the Hamner Theater
Earl Hamner, reading at the Hamner Theater
Earl Hamner, reading at the Hamner Theater
Earl Hamner, reading at the Hamner Theater
Earl Hamner, reading at the Hamner Theater
Earl Hamner with cast members from The Homecoming
Earl Hamner with Hamner Theater Artistic Directors, Boomie Pedersen & Peter Coy

This event is SOLD OUT.

Reception 6:00-7:00: Meet and greet Nelson’s native son; buy a book and have him sign it.
Reading 7:30-8:30: Earl Hamner will read scenes from The Homecoming with the cast of the upcoming production. Followed by a Q&A with the author.

Earl Hamner at the Hamner Theater in 2007

It’s a win-win: spend an evening with Earl Hamner and help the Hamner. Do you value what we do? Show your support by buying a ticket for our fund-raising evening.

Meet Earl Hamner at the Hamner

Earl Hamner, whose TV adaptation of HEIDI once bumped off the air a pivotal late-season pro-football game between the Raiders and the Jets that was tied with 2 minutes to go, will be at the theater to show us how he did it.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 5th, Earl Hamner, along with the cast of the upcoming production, will read from his play, THE HOMECOMING.

Afterwards, this consummate gentleman, who had, for multiple years, 30 million viewers watching his creation, THE WALTONS, every Thursday night, will answer questions about TV, John-Boy, life, love, FALCON CREST (Earl created that, too), Hollywood, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and anything else you might be wondering about. He will also be signing copies of his books, available to purchase at the theater.

Proceeds will go to support the Hamner Theater.

This event is made possible, in part, by the generosity of Connie Brennan and John Hesselbart, and by Wintergreen Winery (makers of Earl Hamner’s favorite wine).

Admission for this benefit is $50 (tax-deductible). Cheese and snacks, cash bar.
Seating is limited – make your reservations now, 434.361.1999.

Read about Earl Hamner’s upcoming visit on his blog, at Nelson County Life, in the Daily Progress, Nelson’s Homecoming King, by David Maurer and in the Nelson County Times, Hamner to visit Nelson theater, by Erin McGrath.

Will you help us to spread the word? Please, give our flyer to a friend. Thanks!
Meet Earl Hamner at the Hamner (Right click, Save as or Download link)

Meet Earl Hamner flyer

Earl Hamner, on coming home: Welcome to Schuyler. (June 2, 2009)
“…Slow down and take the time to decelerate, to leave the frantic pace of cities behind you and take the time to savor all the beauty and serenity that is ahead.

It would be easy to describe these places in terms of dates and statistics, but I want you to enjoy your visit to my home in a personal way. I want you to experience it as I have experienced it and have written about it in my books and on television.

This road holds family memories. My father came along here on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1933…”
(continued, in Earl Hamner’s blog, ‘You, Me and the Lamp Post’)

Earl Hamner on porch