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December 4, 2018

We got to spend some time with Elizabethton City Schools...

From The Barter Players on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 in Arts & Culture, Family & Education & Photos
We got to spend some time with Elizabethton City Schools this morning, and it was so much fun! Thank you for joining us.
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About The Barter Players:

The Barter Players are a group of professional theatre artists who perform for young audiences at Barter Theatre and Barter Stage II April through December and in schools during their East Coast tour, January through March. See our season at: www.bartertheatre.com/young_au... And to bring the Barter Players to your school visit: www.bartertheatre.com/young_au... by Artistic Director Katy Brown, the Barter Players is a professional theatre for young audiences that appear in Abingdon and tour nationally to schools each the year. The troupe presents high-energy and original productions that capture the imagination, intelligence and sophistication of today's youth.The troupe provides the best in the classic literature and beloved story adaptation. The Barter Players have been acclaimed nationwide as one of the finest theatres for young people anywhere. The Barter Players perform with a unique combination of education and entertainment, plus the commitment to bring world-class theatre to young people of all ages and backgrounds.We present classic theatre for kids of all ages.

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     Thu, Dec 13th - Barter Theatre   0
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  7. There are ONLY 10 more chances to see Santa Claus...

     Thu, Dec 13th - The Barter Players  Arts & Culture 1
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  8. Wooden Snowflakes (Dec 13) 15 days. Nov-20th to Dec-13th

     Thu, Dec 13th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture 0
    By Catherine Bush ~~ Trapped on Christmas Eve because her car slid off the icy Kentucky road, Eve Lawson, a cynic who refuses to believe in Santa Claus, finds herself in the home of Simon Peter Whitaker, a woodcarver and expert on Christmas, who is dressed as Santa. Believer and unbeliever find themselves clashing time and time again as old wounds struggle to be healed by the Love that is Christmas. Join us for an evening of humor, surprises and joy as written by one of Barter’s favorite authors.~~ In Repertory with The Santaland Diaries~~ Director's Notes CHRISTMAS MAGIC~~ This is the time of year when we look for flying reindeer, when we hook up twinkly lights against the darkening nights, when we focus our hearts towards the magical and the miraculous. But what do we mean when we talk about Christmas magic?~~ I was recently watching an interview with Derek DelGaudio, renowned magician, and, in it, he talks about what magic actually is to him. He shows a simple trick in which he puts a ball in his hand, closes it, lets you tap his hand, and then shows you that the ball has disappeared by opening his hand again. The way he sees it, the moment of magic is not the reveal of his empty hand, but rather, the moment just before he’s re-opened his hand—the moment you believe the ball has vanished.~~ I know what he means. I think we can all recognize that lift of our hearts when our belief has flapped its wings. “A thrill of hope” as the Christmas song says. It’s not just that something mysterious has happened outside of us; something has shifted inside us as well. We are a part of the mystery.~~ If magic- and indeed miracle, magic’s deep and truthful cousin- is so rooted in belief, what are we to do in a world as cynical as ours? What is it to believe in the face of real pain, real disappointment, real loss- in the face of day-in-and-day-out real life that feels so undecidedly un-magic?~~ That’s what Simon and Eve have to try to discover in this play. It’s what we all have to find out. We have to figure out how to open ourselves in the real world, in the painful, in the annoying, in the times we wish we could back away from other people who believe differently than we do, in the times when we think all is lost — in that millisecond before the magician’s hand opens, we have to seek to believe in each other and in things bigger than we are. Christmas comes to us at the very darkest moment of the year and whispers to us that something could be worth believing in, and against all our real world training and street smarts, we’ve got to lean into that. We’ve got to.~~ Katy Brown — Director, Wooden Snowflakes ~~ Cast & Credits CAST: Simon Whitaker: Andrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Eve Lawson: Kim Morgan Dean ~~ Voice–overs: Radio DJ and Jake: Rick McVey ~~ Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton ~~ COLLABORATORS: Director: Katy Brown ~~ Set Designer: Derek Smith ~~ Costume Designer: Amanda Aldridge ~~ Lighting Designer: Camille Davis ~~ Props Master: Helen Stratakes ~~ Sound Designer: Tony Angelini ~~ Stage Manager: Cindi Raebel ~~ Photos
  9. Wooden Snowflakes - Trailer

     Thu, Dec 13th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture 0
    Trapped on Christmas Eve because her car slid off the icy Kentucky road, Eve Lawson, a cynic who refuses to believe in Santa Claus, finds herself in the home of Simon Peter Whitaker, a woodcarver and expert on Christmas, who is dressed as Santa. Believer and unbeliever find themselves clashing

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