Endstation’s 2016 season is full of fresh life, new faces and great shows! With a new summer home at Randolph College, we are so excited to announce our line up of performances.
The Whole Bunch written by Joshua Mikel is a Theatre for Young Audiences performance. In partnership with Centra Health, Live Healthy Lynchburg, Amazement Square, the Education Foundation, and the Junior League of Lynchburg, the show will tour around Central Virginia elementary schools with the goal of educating students on nutrition education. The play follows quirky cowboy Sam Sarsaparilla and his trusty sidekick Horseradish as they learn about healthy eating meeting characters such as Gary Garlic, Betty Broc, and Russell Brussel along the way. Join us the weekend of February 19th for this hilarious and delicious adventure!
The Shakespearean classic Much Ado About Nothing will bring nothing but smiles to the party atmosphere at Randolph College’s Michels Plaza. This famous romantic comedy will have you under the stars and dancing the night away at the wedding of the famous lovers.
To complete our trilogy of famous country singers, Endstation is bringing the absolute best to Lynchburg! Hank Williams: Lost Highway follows the rise and triumphs of the man who changed American country music. Ready to head back to the Grand Ole Opry? Meet us at Randolph College’s Thoresen Theatre later this summer for hits like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It On Over,” and “Hey, Good Lookin’.”
The Whole Bunch by Joshua Mikel in collaboration with Dr. Rachel Gagen (Live Healthy Lynchburg) is an Endstation Community Centered New Work with the goal of educating Lynchburg area elementary school children about nutrition. For two weeks, Endstation will be touring around Central Virginia elementary schools with a full production at Randolph College’s Thoresen Theatre February 19-21, 2016!
Join us June 13th for a wildly fun and ruthlessly competitive day of croquet at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest!
Smoke Ring BBQ and The Frosty Penguin shaved ice will be on site selling some delicious eats. (Food not included with tickets).
Teams: Players may register a team with 3 players.
Free Agents: Free agents will be placed with other players at a similar skill level.
VIP Player: $50
VIP check-in, 2 drink tickets, goodie bag
General Admission Player: $25
Admission to tournament as player
VIP Spectator: $20
Admission to tournament, VIP Check-in, premium seating, two drink tickets, goodie bag
General Admission Spectator: $10
Admission to tournament grounds, general seating
Registration begins at 2:30 pm! Bring your own chairs and blankets! Dress in traditional croquet attire. The best-dress attendee will win a picnic basket to use at the summer shows.
Thank you to our 2015 Croquet Tournament Sponsors!
As Endstation moves into the future with strength and confidence we are initiating our “INvest in the Future” campaign. This campaign asks our donors to commit to sustained giving for 5 years to support continued professional theatre in Lynchburg.
Endstation’s modest goal of $150,000 over five years will allow the company continued success in the Lynchburg community. The campaign will help us support our new managing director, our new downtown office space, and help us transition into our new leadership and new summer home at Randolph College.
Are you in? We are.
If you would like to make a pledge to “INvest in the Future” campaign, please click here.
Saturday, February 13 @7:30 pm
Academy Center of the Arts Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce Streets, Downtown Lynchburg
Join us for a night of delicious desserts, outstanding performances by some of your favorite Endstation performers, a live auction and more as we raise money for Endstation’s 2016 summer lineup.
After some time to sip local wine or Devil’s Backbone brew, nibble on chocolate and mingle, guests will be invited to join the evening’s live auction. The auction will feature some fantastic items, including performances by some of our fabulous actors.
Individual tickets: $50
We are proud to announce our new office location at 1101 Jefferson Street in Downtown Lynchburg! Our strategic planning has led us to open a downtown space where we can not only hold our daily operations but also make a home for the development of our Community Centered New Works program. Along with our office will be a small public play reading space where we can produce public readings of our new plays in development.
Endstation Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2014 season. This year’s season includes Two Gentleman of Virginia, Our Town and Always… Patsy Cline. Together the three presentations uniquely weave together the three most vital aspects of Endstation’s work: our community’s people, landscape and history.
Two Gentleman of Virginia is an Endstation contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Two Gentleman of Verona. Written by Endstation veteran Walter Kmiec with Jude Flannelly, the parody’s heroes Thomas Jefferson and James Madison live in a hybrid world wherein the 1780s meet the 1980s complete with a hair band and fashion maven Betsy Ross. Whether you prefer the Bard or Bon Jovi, this hilarious and highly creative production promises to be a night out not to be missed. Two Gentleman of Virginia opens on the lawn of Jefferson’s retreat home Poplar Forest on June 6 and 7. The production rounds out the remainder of its run on the beautiful grounds of Sweet Briar College June 13-14, 20-21, July 4, and July 18-19. Rain dates are June 8, 15, 22 and July 20.
The second production of the season is Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town co-directed by Artistic Director Geoffrey Kershner and Aaron C. Thomas. This production is performed exclusively at Old City Cemetery. Its location illuminates the message of Our Town. “It makes these themes of the preciousness of life even more potent,” says Kershner. According to Kershner, this production of Our Town “is an embrace of Lynchburg.” The play features a multicultural cast with the purpose of depicting the demographics of the Hill City. The music of local church choirs will also be featured at each performance. Our Town will be performed at Old City Cemetery June 27-28, July 5-6, and July 10-12. Rain dates are June 29 and July 13.
Endstation’s third production of the season, Always…Patsy Cline, is produced in partnership with the Academy of Fine Arts. Written by Ted Swindley and directed by Chad Larabee, Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of the Virginia-born country music legend and her friendship with a Houston fan named Louise Seger. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes some 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”
In Endstation’s take the Academy’s Warehouse Theatre is transformed into a Texas Honky Tonk with a functioning bar. According to Kershner, “it will be immersive and like nothing anyone has experienced in that space before.” After Friday and Saturday evening performances a local bluegrass act will follow the show with a set to extend the honky tonk experience for audiences. Performances are July 24-27, 31 and August 1-3 at the Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theatre in Downtown Lynchburg.
Endstation is the proud winner of a 2014 INNOV8 grant. Thanks to the City of Lynchburg, the Office of Economic Development, and Lynch’s Landing. Some exciting announcements ahead as this expands Endstation activity in Downtown Lynchburg…
Endstation is proud to announce that on Thursday, March 6th, we were awarded the 2014 Voice of the Arts and Humanities Cultural Organization Award presented by the James River Council for the Arts and Humanities. This award recognizes, “distinguished creative accomplishments which significantly and consistently influence the cultural life of Central Virginia.”