Barter Theatre Presents First Regional Production of BRIGHT STAR

Barter Theatre Presents First Regional Production of BRIGHT STAR

For five weeks only, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's musical "Bright Star" will be at Barter Theatre. The Grammy award-winning duo has collaborated again to create this gorgeous anthem to optimism. The writer, actor and musician, Steve Martin, and the singer-songwriter Edie Brickell's production will be on Gilliam Stage from February 22nd - March 31st , 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."

"Bright Star" is made possible by corporate sponsor 3B Consulting Services.

To purchase tickets, please visit bartertheatre.com or call 276-628-3991. Tickets for all performances of "Bright Star" begin at just $20.

About Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre, the nation's longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.


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