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Volume 25, Number 3 — March 2018

Arts Calendar

Barter to produce Steve Martin-Edie Briskell musical
Jill Anderson and Andrew Hampton Livingston

Barter to produce Steve Martin-Edie Briskell musical

Date(s):  February 22 - March 31, 2018
Venue: Barter Theatre
133 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24212

ABINGDON, Va.: For five weeks only, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical “Bright Star” is at Barter Theatre. The production is on Gilliam Stage from Feb. 22 through March 31, for the first time in the United States since it has been on Broadway.

Based on real events, this mountain musical is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1940s, with flashbacks to the 1920s. It all begins when a literary editor, Alice Murphy, meets Billy, a young soldier who has just returned home from World War II. The two share a mysterious connection that inspires Alice to explore her past, and what she finds has the power to transform both their lives. Join us on this journey of love, loss, and reunion.

Jill Anderson, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Nick Koesters and other Barter Theatre favorites give an outstanding performance to bring “Bright Star” to life.

Producing Artistic Director Richard Rose is directing “Bright Star.” Rose says, “It is a story that reminds us that through all of the obstacles of our life, we can and will find joy.”

To purchase tickets, visit or call 276-628-3991. Tickets for all performances of “Bright Star” begin atjust $20.

Topics: Music, Theatre

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