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May 3, 2006

Favorite programs return to Kimball Theatre

As a complement to Colonial Williamsburg’s new Revolutionary City program, the Kimball Theatre presents performances that explore historical 18th-century icons as well as musical entertainment.

Live performances that stem from the 18th century include:

  • “Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or George Washington,” noon, May 4, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 30 and June 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29 and 30. Reservations required.
  • “Martha Washington Speaks with the Children,” 10:30 a.m., May 21
    and June 25. General admission $5, seniors/students $4.
  • “Martha Washington: Her Life and Times,” May 21 and June 25 at noon; and June 4, 11 and 18 at 11 a.m. General admission $5, seniors/students $4.
  • “Grand Medley of Entertainment,” May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; and June 21 and 28 at 8 p.m. Ticket $12.
  • “Colonial Kids on Parade,” 5:30 p.m., June 21 and 28. Adults $12, children under 6 $5.
  • “18th-century Play: A Miss in Her Teens,” 8 p.m., May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 15, 22 and 29. Ticket $12.
  • “Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert,” May 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31, June 2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and May 13 at 8 p.m. Dean Shostak performs an exciting concert featuring music and stories of Benjamin Franklin’s glass armonica. This multimedia concert also includes spectacular new and antique glass instruments, such as the glass grand harmonicon, glass violin, glass hand bells and glass bowed psaltery. All seats $5.
  • “Fiddleworks!” 7 and 8:30 p.m., May 28 and June 4, 11 and 18. Enjoy a foot-stomping review of American fiddle music from the 18th century through modern day. Nationally renowned fiddler Dean Shostak and company combine music, stories, songs and audience participation for a high-energy concert experience for all ages. All seats $5.

    Movies from the American and foreign cinema include:

  • “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., May 1-5. A historical drama about the last days of Sophie Scholl, a courageous woman who campaigned against the Nazis as part of the White Rose resistance group. German with subtitles. Not rated.
  • “Transamerica,” 6:45 and 9 p.m., May 5-10. For Bree Osbourne life is finally going to plan. With her final male-to-female transsexual surgery in sight, an unexpected revelation about her potential son initiates a cross-country journey with the boy that explores their notions about family, history and identity. Rated: R.
  • “Capote,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., May 9-12. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Truman Capote in a film about the writing of his controversial book, “In Cold Blood.” Rated: R.
  • “Tsotsi,” 6:45 and 8:30 p.m., May 12-17. Six days in the life of Tsotsi, a young South African gang leader, give him the opportunity to leave his bleak life of violent survival when he takes up the care of an infant found in his hijacked car. Zulu/Xhosa/Afrikaans with subtitles. Rated: R.
  • “Nightwatch,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., May 16-19. In Moscow, the eternal battle between the forces of Light and Dark come to the forefront as the supernatural “Others” fight for the allegiance of the one human who can tip the scales and determine the destiny of all mankind. Russian with subtitles. Rated: R.
  • “Academy Award Nominated Shorts,” 7 p.m. (brief intermission between live and animated shorts), May 20-24. Rarely given the credit they deserve, this is an opportunity to see all of the nominees, from animated grumpy badgers to brutally honest therapists. Not rated.
  • “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., May 23-30. Tommy Lee Jones produced, directed and stars in this modern Western about a man’s quest to bury his Hispanic friend. Rated: R.
  • “CSA: Confederate States of America,” 6:45 and 8:30 p.m., May 30-June 3. A comedic mockumentary, presented by Spike Lee, based on the conceit of a modern world in which the South won the war between the states and how that affected the rest of American and world history. Not rated.
  • “Cache,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., June 1-6. Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche) find the security and comfort of their carefully built life questioned when anonymous surveillance tapes of themselves are delivered to their home. French with subtitles. Rated: R.
  • “Lonesome Jim,” 6:45 and 8:30 p.m., June 6-10. Jim (Casey Affleck), a failure in New York, moves back in with his parents at the age of 30 and the only thing that saves him from his family’s dysfunction is Anika (Liv Tyler) and her son. Rated: R.
  • “Joyeux Noel,” 7 and 9:15 p.m., June 8-14. Based on true accounts from Christmas Eve of 1914, this film tells the hope-filled story of French, German and British troops on the front lines of World War I who laid
    down their arms to share the spirit of Christmas with their fellow men. French/German/English with subtitles. Rated: PG-13.
  • “Ask the Dust,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., June 13-17. On the arid, hostile streets of Depression-Era Los Angeles a struggling Italian-American writer (Colin Farrell) and an ambitious Mexican beauty (Salma Hayek) attempt to realize their dreams in this sensual journey of overcoming oppression and finding love. Rated: R.
  • “L’Enfant,” 7:15 and 9 p.m., June 16-20. Young and impoverished, Bruno sells his newborn son to a black market adoption ring. Realizing his terrible mistake, Bruno embarks on a journey to reinvent himself and reclaim his child. French with subtitles. Rated: R.
  • “Duck Season,” 7:10 and 8:50 p.m., June 20-25. Best buddies Flama and Moko find themselves alone for the day. To their 14-year-old minds that means a day of video games and junk food. Their plans are changed with the help of a pizza delivery guy, Flama’s pretty 16-year-old neighbor, the loss of power and a painting of ducks. Shot in black and white, this delightful film is a light-hearted romp around issues of childhood and adulthood. Spanish with subtitles. Rated: R.
  • “Shakespeare Behind Bars,” 7:15 and 9 p.m., June 26-July 2. A powerful documentary about an all-inmate Shakespeare company in a medium-security Kentucky prison. Not rated.

    Movie admission is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors, students and children.

    For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit Advance tickets for all performances are available by calling toll-free
    1-800-HISTORY or by visiting any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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