Four County Players

Four County Players is Central Virginia’s longest continuously operating community theater. A nonprofit organization, Four County relies on volunteers for most of its operations.

Founded in 1973, the theater has delighted audiences with a full range of performance experiences. Located in the village of Barboursville, the theater is the cultural hub for the community, serving as both an artistic and educational center. Four County Players is well-known for its masterful musicals, hilarious comedies, and thought-provoking dramas.

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Upcoming Shows and Events

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry
‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is based on the story ‘The Greatest Gift’ by Philip Van Doren Stern
Original Music and Musical Arrangements by Kevin Connors
Directed by Kerry Moran
Sponsored by Orange County Virginia Tourism 
Producer: Edward Warwick White
November 19th – December 19th
On the Mainstage
Tickets are officially on sale! 


News and Announcements

Fall For Four County Fundraiser Update!
Thanks to your generosity and support, not only did we reach our $20,000 October giving goal–we surpassed it!
Through memberships, donations, and monthly recurring gifts, we were able to raise $22,576.00 for YOUR community theater during the month of October!
From the bottom of our hearts–thank you!
It’s never too late to support the arts in your community!
Make your tax deductible donation today!

Announcing Auditions for WINTER BREAK!

Auditions for our TAP (Teen Arts Project) Production of Joe Calarco’s Winter Break are right around the corner!
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this brilliant show!

Black voices matter.
Black hopes matter.
Black dreams matter.
Black lives matter.
Visit the Four County Players Linktree for information on how you can help. 🖤

We Stand in Solidarity with the AAPI Community.
With the rise in hate crimes against Asian/Asian-American/API communities, we stand in solidarity with the Asian/Asian-American/API communities and
strongly condemn the acts of violence and racism committed against them.
Silence does not create change. We need to stand up and speak out loudly against racism and hate whenever and wherever we see it.
Hate has no home here.
Hate has no stage here.
Hate has no place here.



Four County Players Community,

We are so excited to be returning to live, in-person theater with you! As we welcome you back for the first play of our 49th Season, ALL IN THE TIMING, our commitment to keep putting community before theater remains steadfast.

On Tuesday, July 27, the Centers for Disease Control updated their COVID guidelines. These updated guidelines state that due to the increasing spread of the Delta variant and “breakthrough” COVID infections of vaccinated persons, if you are in a location designated as an area of high or substantial transmission, masks should be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status.

In accordance with the CDC’s updated guidelines, we are implementing the following changes to our current COVID safety policies, effective immediately:

– All patrons are asked to wear a mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. You may lower your mask to eat and drink, but should replace it over your mouth and nose when you are finished (between sips/bites is even better).

– All volunteers, theater staff, and production staff are required to wear masks inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

– Actors, if fully vaccinated, may perform unmasked, but should replace their masks when they leave the stage. They may also be subject to weekly COVID testing as needed. This is in accordance with guidelines from the Health Education Services’ COVID Compliance Officer training and current guidelines from the Actors Equity Association.

We know there is disappointment and frustration at feeling as if we are taking a step “backwards” — we’re feeling it too! — but as a notable line in AVENUE Q goes, “Everything in life is only for now!” Four County Players’ policies will be revisited on an ongoing basis in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health. We have come a long way since last year, and we will continue to move forward together to provide you with safe, enjoyable theatrical experiences.

Everyone plays a role in health and safety. Let’s take care of each other.

Four County Players is excited to announce the ensemble cast of our upcoming holiday show, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY:
*Foley artist
Congratulations to the cast, and thanks to all who auditioned!
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY is based on the story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern, adapted by Joe Landry, and will feature original music and musical arrangements by Kevin Connors. It is directed by Kerry Moran, and opens on the Mainstage on November 19.


Announcing the next leg of our 49th Season (2021-2022!)
Check out what’s coming up at your community theater!



Four County Players
5256 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville, Virginia   22923
Phone: 540-832-5355 | Box office hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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