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June 24, 2003

Kimball Theatre Summer Programs Offer Taste of the American Experience

"I can live only completely with you…or not at all." Composer Ludwig van Beethoven wrote this to his true love, the identity of whom was never discovered. “Immortal Beloved,” a lush epic about the life and loves of the great composer, is one of several films and live performances that audiences can enjoy at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square in July and August.

Special live performances include the following:

  • “Founding Fathers,” 2 and 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Free admission with Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.
  • “Grand Medley,” 7:30 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 25, 30, Aug. 6, 8, 13, 20, 22 and 27. General admission, $12.
  • “Mr. Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence,” 2 and 3:30 p.m. July 5. Free admission with Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.
  • “Jefferson and Adams” returns to the Kimball Theatre 7:30 p.m. July 5 and 2 p.m. July 6. This play tells the story of a 50-year friendship through the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson and John and Abigail Adams. General admission is $16, seniors/students $12.
  • Mary Wiseman portrays America’s first First Lady in “Martha Washington: Her Life and Times” 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. every Monday and Thursday through July 28. General admission is $5, seniors/students $4.
  • “Williamsburg’s Most Wanted,” 7 p.m. July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. General admission, $12.
  • Internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Robert Hodge will perform a program of cabaret songs, film scores and Broadway selections 8 p.m. July 12. All seats are $17.50.
  • Jeff Resnick honors great musicians such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and John Coltrane with “A Tribute to American Music” 4 p.m. July 13, 27, Aug. 3, 17 and 24. General admission is $5, seniors/students $4.
  • Young Audiences of Virginia presents “Destination: America” 3 p.m. July 19-20. This program explores the immigrant experience of those who came to America between 1900-20 to seek a better life. General admission is $6, seniors/students $3.
  • Young Audiences of Virginia presents “Rainbow Puppet Productions: The Wright Brothers” 3 p.m. Aug. 9-10. This program follows the inquisitive and inspirational Wilbur and Orville Wright from early childhood until the moment they make their first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C. General admission is $6, seniors/students $3.
  • The Tony Trischka Band with Spacestation Integration bring postmodern music to the Kimball Theatre 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. The Tony Trischka Band combines bluegrass, jazz, funk, blues and Eastern and American music. Spacestation Integration plays nontraditional, banjo-oriented music with elements of jazz, rock, bluegrass, funk, and Indian and Celtic music. General admission is $12, seniors/students $8.

    Audiences can choose from documentaries to foreign films in July and August:

  • “Nowhere in Africa,” July 1-3, 6:30 and 9 p.m. July 2 in the screening room. English, German and Swahili with subtitles. Not rated.
  • “The Guys,” July 5-10, 7 and 9:15 p.m. July 5, 7, 9 and 10 in the screening room. Rated: PG
  • “Bend It Like Beckham,” July 10-20, 6:45 and 9 p.m. July 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “The Man on the Train,” July 17-22, 7 and 9:15 p.m. French with subtitles. July 17, 19 and 21 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “The Good Thief,” July 22-27, 6:45 and 9 p.m. July 22-26 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Confidence,” July 26-Aug. 3, 7 and 9:15 p.m. July 27-Aug. 2 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Winged Migration,” Aug. 1-5, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Aug. 3-5 in the screening room. Rated: G
  • “It Runs in the Family,” Aug. 6-11, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Aug. 6-8 and 11 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “Sweet Sixteen,” Aug. 12-17, 6:45 and 9 p.m. Aug. 12-15 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Spellbound,” Aug. 15-19, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Aug. 16-19 in the screening room. Rated: G
  • “Blue Car,” Aug. 20-24, 7:10 and 9 p.m. Aug. 20-23 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “The Dancer Upstairs,” Aug. 24-31, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Aug. 24-28 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Northfork,” Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 7 and 9 p.m. except Aug. 30-31, one show only at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 29 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “Immortal Beloved,” Aug. 30-31, 2 and 7 p.m. Shown during Beethoven Festival Weekend, this movie also features commentary by Virginia Symphony maestro JoAnn Falletta prior to the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Aug. 30. All seats are $10. Tickets for the Aug. 30 matinee only are available through the Virginia Symphony at (757) 892-6366. Tickets for all other screenings are available through any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet.

    Unless otherwise indicated, movie admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors/students.

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

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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