Feb. 25 – March 20
All is Always Now by Robert Wray
in repertory with
Nixon’s Nixon by Russell Lees
Final performance: Sat. at 7:30 p.m., All Is Always Now
All is Always Now, by Robert Wray
Robert Wray’s comedy about actors and acting, loss and moving on was developed, in part, at the Hamner’s VPI workshop. Elements of Shakespeare, Melville and Chekhov combine to create a story about a group of theater friends who gather together for one last night in New York. (Alert: twenty-first century bawdiness)
Directed by Peter Coy, with Kevin O’Donnell, Chris Patrick, Anya Scott and Ryan Wender.
‘This is a funny show…a coming-of-age story for grownups… This production, with these actors and directors, is terrific.’ – Clare Aukofer, Daily Progress
l-r, Chris Patrick, Anya Scott, Ryan Wender
Performances held Wed. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
Reservations suggested, 434.361.1999.
Nixon’s Nixon has now closed.
Nixon’s Nixon by Russell Lees
On August 7, 1974, the night before becoming the first and only American president to resign, Richard Nixon met with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the White House. There are no tapes of this meeting. In Russell Lees’ political satire, Nixon has not yet decided to resign, and both men are determined to secure their place in history. They drink, they talk…
“Nixon’s Nixon was absolutely fantastic – well written, well staged, and well acted. It is an absolute jewel that should be shared with others.” (Hamner Theater audience member)
‘an uninterrupted 90 minutes of pure acting gold’ (Cris Edwards, CVille Weekly)
Directed by Marcello Rollando, with Chris Patrick (at right) and Chris Baumer.
Read about Nixon’s Nixon & All Is Always Now in the press:
Theater for theater people: Local play works in big way by Clare Aukofer
‘The play is funny, it’s moving, it explores universal truths in a specific way. It works on many levels and leaves room for the actors who play the actors to bring themselves to their characters. This production, with these actors and directors, is terrific.’
Hamner Theater play reflects New York scene in ‘80s by Casey Gillis, Lynchburg News & Advance
Sympathy for the president by Cris Edwards, C-ville Weekly
Opening Night performances Feb. 25th and March 4th followed by a free champagne reception with cast & crew.
Nixon’s Nixon will preview Feb. 24 and open Feb. 25, closing March 13;
Performances held Feb. 25, 26, 27, Mar. 5, 11 & 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 28 & Mar. 7 at 2:00 p.m.
All Is Always Now will preview March 2 & 3 and open March 4, closing March 20.
Performances held Mar. 4, 6, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. Free Preview, Nixon’s Nixon
Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night, Nixon’s Nixon
Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Nixon’s Nixon
Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Nixon’s Nixon
Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. Nixon’s Nixon
Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Free Preview, All Is Always Now
Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Free Preview, All Is Always Now
Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night All Is Always Now
Friday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Nixon’s Nixon, Talkback follows performance
Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. All Is Always Now
Sunday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. Nixon’s Nixon
Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. All Is Always Now
Thursday March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Nixon’s Nixon
Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. All Is Always Now, Talkback follows performance
Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Closing Night, Nixon’s Nixon
Sunday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m. All Is Always Now
Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. All Is Always Now
Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. All Is Always Now
Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. All Is Always Now
Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Closing Night, All Is Always Now