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August 28, 2009

Find out all you wanted to know about the nation's Founding Fathers and Mother during CW's Kimball Theatre programs

Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre’s live performances invite guests to step back in time and discuss politics and life with the nation’s Founding Fathers. During Conversations with a Founding Father, guests can discover what roles George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and the Marquis de Lafayette played in the foundation of the American republic. 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 1-Oct. 31 (except Oct. 13 and 27). A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor pass is required.

Martha Washington reflects on her long life after her husband’s retirement from the presidency during the program Our First First Lady Remembers 11:30 a.m., Sept. 13, 20 and 27. General admission is $5 and students/seniors is $4.

Several Kimball Theatre programs recall 18th-century musical and dramatic performances. Master of glass instruments Dean Shostak features crystal handbells, a glass violin, spectacular new instruments from around the world, and Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica during Crystal Concerts 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sept 2, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, Oct. 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and 30. A special evening performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 will benefit Peninsula Mothers of Multiples. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

During Fiddleworks, Dean Shostak performs a foot-stomping review of American fiddle music from the 18th century to modern day 10:30 a.m. Sept 22, 29, Oct. 6, 12 and 29. All seats are $5.

Grand Medley of Entertainments presents a variety show that entertained George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 5-26, Nov. 2, 9 and 23. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under six.

Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century Play Series welcomes back Polly Honeycombe. Enacting scenes from her beloved books, young Polly outwits her parents to avoid an arranged marriage and find the man of her literary dreams in this classic farce of mistaken identities and surprise revelations. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept 3 and Oct. 8-Nov. 26. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under six.

The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 3-9:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.history.org.

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