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July 11, 2011

Kimball Theatre’s Guests Experience One of Shakespeare’s Classic Plays, Celtic Music Traditions and the Nation’s Founding Fathers Without Leaving Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre features new performances for July and August including a classic Shakespeare play and a great variety of music ranging from gospel music to traditional bluegrass and Celtic sounds.

Coyote Run, the hottest band on the Celtic music circuit, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for seniors and students.

Don’t miss the Travelling Players Teen Ensemble’s performance of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s breathless ode to the passions of adolescence at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.

Code Blue, the high-energy bluegrass band playing everything from traditional bluegrass to four-part gospel music, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. Tickets are $15 for all seats. Proceeds from this event will go to the Rotary Club’s charitable foundation, supporting many nonprofit agencies and organizations in the Greater Williamsburg area.

Stories That Make a Difference: featuring Andy Offutt Irwin engages the audience with a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises and hilarious stories. Head to Kimball Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30 for a good laugh and amusing entertainment. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the scholarship fund of the Williamsburg Storytelling Collaborative’s Kids’ Camp.

Live from the 18th-century Stage

Conversation with a Founding Father gives guests the opportunity to talk to Patrick Henry, George Washington or the Marquis de Lafayette about issues that transcend time. The interactive program begins at 1:45 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from July 12 -Sept. 1 (except July 21). A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor card gains admission into this program.

Enjoy a classic farce of mistaken identities and surprise revelations. Polly Honeycombe is the story of a young girl who outwits her parents to avoid an arranged marriage and find the man of her dreams. Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 25 (except July 21). Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six-17 and $6 for children under six.

A Grand Medley of Entertainment is a variety show where anything that can go wrong, does! Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. from July 11-Aug. 22. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six-17 and $6 for children under six.

Presented by Owen Murdock, The Great Theatrical Disaster of 1790 is brought to you by the same players that brought you Grand Medley and present the play “The Old Maid.” There have been rumors of backstage difficulties, but we are assured that this production will adhere to the same high artistic standards that make the Grand Medley a one-of-a-kind spectacle! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from July 13-Aug. 24. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth ages six-17 and $6 for children under six.

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Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the 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

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