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March 10, 2006

Kimball Theatre prepares for Revolutionary City programs performances reflect 18th-century American opinion

As Colonial Williamsburg gears up for Revolutionary City programs, the Kimball Theatre complements the new program with several performances that explore 18th-century icons and their opinions on war, faith and freedom.

  • “Faith of the Founding Fathers,” 10 a.m., April 15, 22 and 29. See Patrick Henry or Thomas Jefferson discuss how religion affects daily colonial life.
  • “Martha Washington Speaks with the Children,” 10:30 a.m., March 30, April 3 and 30.
  • “Martha Washington: Her Life and Times,” 2 p.m., March 12; noon, March 30, April 3 and 30; 11 a.m., April 23.
  • “God is My Rock with Gowan Pamphlet,” 10 a.m., April 4 and 25. Gowan Pamphlet, a slave known locally as a popular preacher, offers his perspective on slavery, religion and freedom.
  • “Jefferson and Henry Debate the Separation Between Church and State,” 10 a.m., April 6 and 27. Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry present their respective bills concerning religion before the Virginia legislature in 1784 to the public.
  • “Colonial Kids on Parade,” 5 p.m., April 17 and 19. This fast-paced and fun-filled program takes you from the earliest days of our town’s history through the American Revolution. Adults, $12, children under 6, $5.
  • “Grand Medley of Entertainment,” 7:30 p.m., March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17, 19 and 24. Tickets $12. Reservations required.
  • “18th-century Play Series: A Miss in Her Teens,” 8 p.m., March 15, 21, 30 and April 6, 11, 18, 20 and 27. Tickets $12. Reservations required.
  • “Dean Shostak’s Crystal Concert,” 10:30 a.m., March 10 and April 7; noon, March 18, 25, 31 and April 22; 11:30 a.m., April 5, 11, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28; 1 p.m., April 15; and 1:30 p.m. April 22. Dean Shostak performs an exciting concert featuring music and stories of Benjamin Franklin’s glass harmonica. All seats $5.
  • “Fiddleworks,” 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., April 9; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 13, 17, 19, 21. Nationally renowned fiddler Dean Shostak and company combine music, stories, songs and audience participation for a high-energy concert experience for all ages. All seats $5.

    Movies from the American and foreign cinema include:

  • “Mrs. Henderson Presents,” 7 and 9 p.m., March 4-10. Wit and comedy ensue when a high society widow (Judi Dench) buys the Windmill Theatre in London’s Soho in 1937, and has the audacity to put nude girls on the stage. Rated: R.
  • “Match Point,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., March 5-18. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Scarlett Johnasson take on passion, temptation and obsession in this film written and directed by Woody Allen. Rated: R.
  • “The World’s Fastest Indian,” 6:45 and 9 p.m., March 17-26. The inspiring story of Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins), who repeatedly set the world land speed record using a 1920 Indian motorcycle he rebuilt himself out of nothing but determination and will. Rated: PG-13.
  • “Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story,” 7 and 8:45 p.m., March 22-29. The worlds of 18th-century England and modern-day Los Angeles provide a setting for this film about making a movie out of a novel. Rated: R.
  • “After Innocence,” 6:45 and 8:30 p.m., March 29-April 2. This powerful documentary tells the compelling account of seven men who are exonerated for crimes they did not commit and released from prison based on new DNA evidence. The April 2 screening at 2 p.m. will be introduced by film producer and attorney Marc Simon with a question-and-answer session after.
  • “Fateless,” 6:30 and 9 p.m., April 2-9. A visually sweeping story of a 14-year-old Jewish Hungarian boy who believes that “there’s nothing too unimaginable to endure” after the Holocaust. Not rated.
  • “Neil Young: Heart of Gold,” 6:45 and 8:45 p.m., April 10-16. Neil Young has made musical and visual innovation a constant during one of rock and roll’s most exciting and unpredictable careers. Rated: PG.
  • “The White Countess,” 6:30 and 9 p.m., April 16-23. Two people caught in this maelstrom forge a bond on the brink of the Japanese invasion. Rated: PG-13.
  • “Manderlay,” 6:40 and 9:10 p.m., April 23-30. Willem Dafoe and Danny Glover star in this sequel to “Dogville” (2003) which explores the American South after the Emancipation Proclamation. Not rated (contains scenes of sex and violence).
  • “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” 6:30 and 8:45 p.m., April 29-May 5. A historical drama about the last days of Sophie Scholl, a courageous woman who campaigned against the Nazis as part of the White Rose resistance group. German with subtitles. Not rated.

    Movie admission is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors, students and children.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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