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August 15, 2003

Jamestown Lecture Series One of the Highlights of Fall Programs at Colonial Williamsburg's Kimball Theatre

Find out what researchers recently have uncovered about America’s birthplace during the 2003 Jamestown Lecture Series, “Preservation and Exploration in the Shadow of John Smith.” The lecture series is one of several live performances and films that audiences can enjoy at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square in September and October.

“Preservation and Exploration in the Shadow of John Smith,” 2003 Jamestown Lecture Series. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for individual lectures are $9 and can be obtained through the Kimball Theatre, any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet or by calling (800) HISTORY. Series tickets, which cost $25, can be obtained only through the Association of the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) by calling Ann Berry at (757) 229-0412.

  • “Jamestown Rediscovery: A 10-Year Search for the Roots of Modern American Society,” Sept. 30, Dr. William Kelso, director of archaeology, APVA Preservation Virginia.
  • “A New Look at Old Buildings,” Oct. 7, Eric Deetz, senior staff archaeologist, APVA Preservation Virginia.
  • “500,000 and Counting,” Oct. 21, Bly Straube, senior curator, APVA Preservation Virginia.

    Other special live performances include:

  • “Founding Fathers,” 2 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday. Reservations and Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor card required.
  • “Grand Medley,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29. General admission, $12.
  • “Williamsburg’s Most Wanted,” 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. General admission, $12.
  • “Martha Washington: Her Life and Times,” 11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except Sept. 19, 24, Oct. 3, 17 and 24), and 4 p.m. Oct. 26. General admission is $5, seniors/students $4.
  • Students for Peace presents “An Evening with Maestro Matteo Valerio,” 7 p.m. Sept. 13. General admission is $50 per person and $75 per couple. Tickets are not available through the Kimball Theatre but can be obtained by calling (757) 258-3481 for ticket information.
  • “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” 8 p.m. Sept. 18-20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 20-21. General admission is $12, seniors $10 and students $5. For mature audiences.
  • Playwrights Premier Theatre presents “A Woman of Independent Means,” Sept. 25-Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. General admission $20, groups of 10-19, $16, groups over 20, $12, and William and Mary students (ID required), $12.
  • The Williamsburg Symphonia’s Inaugural Performance of its 20th Concert Season, 8 p.m., Sept. 28. Seats $25 and $35.
  • The Second City’s National Touring Company, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. General admission is $24, seniors/students, $20.
  • William and Mary Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. Oct. 28. General admission is $7, seniors/students, $5.

    Movies range from folk tales to thrillers in September and October:

  • “Northfork,” Sept. 1-3, 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 2-3 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “The Man Without a Past,” Sept 1-6, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. Finnish with subtitles. Sept. 1 and 4-6 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “Whale Rider,” Sept. 4-13, 7 and 9 p.m. In New Zealand dialect of English. Sept. 7, 9, 11 and 13 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “The Heart of Me,” Sept. 7-12, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 and 12 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “And Now…Ladies and Gentleman,” Sept. 14-20, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Sept. 17-20 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “Swimming Pool,” Sept. 21-29, 6:45 and 9 p.m. English and French with subtitles. Sept. 22 and 24-28 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Respiro,” Sept. 21-24, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Italian with subtitles. Sept. 21 and 23 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “L’Auberge Espagnole,” Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Various languages with subtitles. Sept. 30 and Oct. 2-4 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Owning Mahowny,” Oct. 5-9, 7 and 9 p.m., Oct. 5-8 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “I Capture the Castle,” Oct. 9-16, 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “Cuckoo,” Oct. 16-23, 7 and 9 p.m. Russian and Finnish with subtitles. Oct. 17 and 20-22 in the screening room. Rated: PG-13
  • “The Legend of Suriyothai,” Oct. 24-31, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Thai with subtitles. Oct. 24 and 27-29 and 31 in the screening room. Rated: R
  • “The Eye,” Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 7 and 9 p.m. Chinese with subtitles. Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 in the screening room. Not rated

    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 performances, except the Students for Peace benefit concert, are available by calling (800) HISTORY or by visiting any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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