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October 30, 2007

Founding Fathers, Founding Mother tell what it was like living in the 18th century during Kimball Theatre programs

Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, and Historic Jamestowne provide an array of entertainment at the Kimball Theatre in November and December.

Step back in time and enjoy entertainment inspired by the 17th and 18th centuries that includes:

  • Conversation with a Founding Father, noon Nov. 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 27, 29, 30, Dec. 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 18, 25 and 27. A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor pass is required. Please make reservations.
  • Lady Washington Remembers, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 and Dec. 16; and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25, 27 and 31. Ticket: General admission, $5, seniors/students, $4.
    Grand Medley of Entertainment, Nov. 5, 12 and 19, 7:30 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket: $12. Nov. 26, Dec. 2, 10, 17, 25 and 29, 7:30 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket: $15.
  • Eighteenth-century Play Series, Nov. 1, 8 and 15, 8 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket: $12. Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 1, 6, 13, 24 and 27, 8 p.m. Colonial Performance Ticket: $15. Presented in Williamsburg by the American Company of Comedians in 1767, these popular comedies return today with beautiful costumes, elaborate wigs and the magic of the old colonial playhouse.
  • Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert, Nov. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 19 and 21, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dean Shostak’s ability to combine music, history, art and science makes his concert a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family. He showcases classical and traditional music from around the world on glass armonica, Japanese glass violin, glass English handbells, French cristal baschet and the 1823 American glass grand harmonicon. Ticket: All seats $5.
  • Preservation and Exploration in the Shadow of John Smith: 2007 Jamestown Lecture Series, A Special 2007 Lecture presented by Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, NASA Astronaut, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. The spirits and courage of the Jamestown settlers hold many lessons and examples for today’s explorers. Listen and learn about the continued efforts in exploring worlds beyond those we know. Future plans may very well be guided by the lessons of Jamestown’s past. NASA has been a partner in the Jamestown Rediscovery project, including the recent effort in which the 17th-century lead Jamestown shipping tag went into space on shuttle mission STS-117. Ticket: All seats $10.

    Enjoy music, dance and comedic programs that feature:

  • Williamsburg Symphonia Subscription Concert #2, Nov. 6-7, 8 p.m. Works to be performed include: Ives: “Symphony #3, The Camp Meeting”; Suk: “Serenade for Strings”; and Prokofiev: “Classical Symphony, Op. 25.” Tickets: $42 and $30. Advance tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia at (757) 229-9857.
  • An Evening of Jazz, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. The College of William and Mary Jazz Ensemble presents a joint concert with the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Evan Feldman, and the Jazz Combos, under the direction of Harris Simon. Join us for an evening of big band music and chamber jazz. Ticket: General admission, $8 and seniors/students, $5.
  • International Music and Dance Showcase, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Celebrate International Education Week with an evening of international music and dance, featuring student groups from the College of William and Mary. Relax and enjoy a showcase of performances including Bhangra dance, Irish dance, African dance, Chinese folk music and South Asian dancing. Ticket: General admission $5, College of William & Mary ID $3, children under 10 free.
  • Laughing Redhead Studios presents Clean Comedy Night, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Joby Saad, a.k.a. “The Village Idiot,” works all over the United States at clubs, colleges, churches and corporations. He is a featured comic on the Warner Brothers’ DVD release “Thou Shalt Laugh,” as well as one of the stars of the hit TV series “Bananas.” He also is the filmmaker behind the popular “Vidiots” TV series. Teresa Roberts Logan is a stand-up comic and cartoonist whose work appears on A&E, HBO, Comedy Central and hundreds of greeting cards! Her Laughing Redhead Studio greeting card line can be found all over the United States and Canada, and a book of her own cartoons entitled “The Older I Get, The Less I Care” will be in stores in April. Ticket: General admission $15, seniors/students $12.
  • Broken Up, Dec. 26, 28 and 30, 8 p.m. Meg Owens is in the middle of moving into her new apartment and beginning her new life. All she needs is for Tom, her husband, to sign the final divorce papers. However, signing the final papers becomes increasingly difficult as her new life is already under way. “It’s a hilarious look at divorce… and the second act is nothing short of comedic excellence.”— Atlantic Constitution. Ticket: All seats $18.

    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 1-9:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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