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June 29, 2010

Performances at the Kimball Fit for the Founding Fathers

Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre offers a variety of musical and theatrical performances that will take you back to a time when Thomas Jefferson and George Washington began to lay the foundation of our nation. Enjoy the same performances as our Founding Fathers during July and August.

  • July 1—Aug. 31. Conversations with a Founding Father, every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Talk with Founding Fathers and gain insight into the birth of our nation. Ticket: Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Pass.

  • July 1—Aug. 26. The Kimball Theatre hosts an 18th-century Play Series: Polly Honeycombe and The Great Theatrical Disaster of 1790. Presented in Williamsburg by the American Company of Comedians, these popular comedies return with beautiful costumes, elaborate wigs and the magic of old colonial playhouses. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages 6 - 17, $6 for children under 6.
  • Polly Honeycombe, every Thursday from July 1—Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • The Great Theatrical Disaster, every Wednesday from July 7—Aug. 25, except Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.

  • July 3—Aug. 25. Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert, July 3, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Aug. 2, 4, 16, 18, 23, 25, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dean Shostak introduces audiences to an amazing array of glass instruments including Benjamin Franklin’s armonica and a glass violin. All tickets are $5.

  • July 6-Aug. 31. Fiddleworks at the Kimball, every Tuesday (except Aug. 3 and 10), 11 a.m. In addition to hosting the Crystal Concert, Dean Shostak performs a foot-stomping review of American fiddle music from the 18th century to today. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. All tickets are $5.

  • July 12—Aug. 30. A Grand Medley of Entertainment, every Monday, 7:30 p.m. Before the circus and before vaudeville, there was a grand medley. Enjoy the type of variety show that entertained George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages 6—17, $6 for children under 6.

Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the beautifully restored Kimball Theatre presents films, live performances, musical concerts and special programs. Creative programming alliances with the College of William and Mary, community organizations and Colonial Williamsburg link the past with the present. The 410-seat theater also houses a 35-seat screening room which enables the theater to offer films to the community seven days a week, even when live performances are staged in the main theater. For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. 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. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.

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Penna Rogers
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