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Review of Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located 3 miles from I-81, exit 17 in the heart of Abingdon, Virginia. Founded in 1933, Barter Theatre offers professional, repertory theatre, 17-19 productions per year, and two unique stages: Barter Main Stage and Barter Stage II. Recognized as the premiere theatre in the region, Barter launched the careers of such notable actors as Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal and Ernest Borgnine. Enjoy classics, comedies, dramas and Broadway musicals. Group rates and packages with fine Abingdon restaurants and lodging available. Stop in The Barter Café and gift shop. Open Feb. – Dec. Call or go on-line for performance schedule.
Reviewed December 8, 2011

This was an excellent play. It hit close to home. There are many lonely people during this time of year, that can be just as fortunite as thease players displayed.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

We spent a day here and enjoyed every minute. The town seems much larger once you see how much there is to do and see. The new hospital is a glass and rock palace. The Barter Theatre was the greatest outside Broadway. Would recommend anyone go.

Thank 409SuzanR
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

We have always enjoyed plays we've seen at the Barter Theatre, and our recent viewing of Tennessee Willams's "The Glass Menagerie" met and surpassed expectations. The actors who did Amanda and her son Tom were full of repressed energy which boiled over toward each other at several points. Laura, by contrast, was properly understated as the shy, crippled daughter. Jim, the Gentleman Caller, was also good as the well-dressed and well-spoken outsider who is a source of conflict and disappointment for the family. "Menagerie" was done in the small theatre just across the street from the big auditorium. We had front-row seats, and in that small space, we felt at times as if we were intruders or eavesdroppers in the Wingfield household.

Thank lewinsc
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I was at the theatre on July 23, 2011, to see "Elvis Has Left The Building." This was a very funny play and was done in the Barter Playhouse. The audience truly enjoyed it.

Thank Touring16
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Superb performances and talent. Not a bad seat in the theatre. Acting as good as can be found in major cities

Thank TNMarine
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