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Hamner Theater, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA 22920
P.O. Box 106, Nellysford, VA 22958

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For Immediate Release, September 6, 2011

Hamner Theater Opens Seventh Season with Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre
Nellysford, VA (Sept. 6, 2011) Hamner Theater presents A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet, opening Thursday, Sept. 22 and running through Sunday, Oct. 2.

Directed by Boomie Pedersen and featuring Bill LeSueur as Robert and Eamon Hyland as John, A Life in the Theatre has been called a “love letter” to the theater. In 26 intermingled onstage and offstage scenes, David Mamet tells the story of the passing of the torch from one generation to the next, using the fluctuating relationship of two actors in a repertory company, one older (Robert) and one younger (John). Written in 1977, this is a gentler Mamet than the Mamet of Glengarry Glen Ross but words still pierce as sharply as darts, pauses speak as loudly as words and the laughter is abundant.

Performances held from Sept. 22 – Oct. 2; Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM, doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Admission is $15 and reservations are advised, 434 361 1999.

There will be a champagne reception sponsored by the Wolf Family Foundation after the opening night performance on Thursday, Sept. 22. There will be a free preview on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30PM and a pay-what-you-will performance on Thursday, Sept. 29. The performance on Friday, September 30 will be followed by free improv with HIT, the Hamner Improv Troupe.

About the Hamner Theater: The Hamner Theater, now presenting its seventh season, is a project of the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Nelson County, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and receives funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, private foundations and individual donors to support its mission of bringing professional theater to Nelson County. Please call the Box Office at 434-361-1999 to purchase tickets. Learn more at

The Hamner Theater is located in the Rockfish Valley Community Center on Route 151, between Nellysford & Afton, 22920, in Nelson County, VA.
Post: Hamner Theater, P.O. Box 106, Nellysford, VA 22958
Phone: (434) 361 1999

What: Hamner Theater presents A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet
Where: Hamner Theater, at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane Nellysford, VA
When: Thursday – Sunday, Sept. 22 – Oct. 2, 2011
Times: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM, Doors 30 minutes earlier.
Special shows: Free Preview, Wed., Sept. 21 at 7:30PM, Pay-what-you-will, Thursday, Sept. 29, Champagne Reception follows opening night, Thurs., Sept. 22. Free improv with the Hamner Impro Troupe, HIT, follows the performance on Friday, September 30.
Admission: $15
Information/Reservations (advised): 434 361 1999
Directions: 434-361-1999 or