Four County Players & Barboursville Vineyards are proud to present:

Shakespeare at the Ruins: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lydia Underwood Horan
Produced by Kim Dukes, Rachel Nicoll, and Wendy Novicoff
Event Coordination by Kristen Franklin Heiderstadt
Production Management by Gary Warwick White
Presented with generous support from Orange County Virginia Tourism

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE AT THE RUINS:
The beloved, nationally acclaimed SHAKESPEARE AT THE RUINS collaboration between Four County Players and Barboursville Vineyards returns — after 13 years — for a special one-summer-only production. Performances will be on-site in the beautiful Barboursville Vineyards, at the historic ruins of Governor James Barbour’s mansion, designed by Thomas Jefferson and destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1884.

ABOUT THE PLAY:
On a midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy. (Credit: Royal Shakespeare Company)

All performances will be held at the Historic Barboursville Ruins

July 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT ONLINE.
30 additional $20 General Admission tickets (includes a guaranteed theater seat) will be available at the gate, first come, first served for walk-ins. Once those seats have sold, we will offer $15.00 Standing Room Only/Bleacher Seating. 

Gates open at 5:30PM
Pre-show entertainment at 6PM
Show begins at 7PM

$20/ticket, general admission. Tickets may be purchased online or through the Box Office.
$15/ticket, groups of 10 or more. Group sales must go directly through the Box Office.
We have added an additional 30 $20 general admission seats that will be available for purchase at the door (even when a show is listed as Sold Out online,) first come, first served. Once those seats have sold, we will offer a limited block of $15 Bleacher/Standing Room Only seats. 

Thursday, July 11: Shakespeare at the Ruins Alumni Night and Pay-What-You-Will preview. If you participated in a previous Ruins production (1990 – 2006), we invite you to attend a preview of Midsummer, and join us for a group picture (wear your SATR t-shirts if you have them)! Alumni should RSVP to: 4countyplayers@gmail.com. Please specify that you are a SATR alumnus, and share the name(s) of the production(s) and role(s) in which you participated. This preview is also open to the public.

DIRECTIONS: 
Access to Shakespeare at the Ruins is by way of Mansion Road off of Governor Barbour Street only. Do not use the main entrance to the Barboursville Vineyard/public Ruins entrance. Mansion Road is marked with a white gate, welcome banner, and blue and yellow flags. This special entrance will lead you down a beautiful road to the parking field and boxwood entrance to the back-side of the Historic Barboursville Ruins.
If using GPS, please use Mansion Road in Barboursville, Virginia, 22923.
View the Google Map here!
See you at the Ruins!

PALLADIO PICNICS:

Palladio Restaurant will be offering a Picnic Basket for Two, available for purchase by advance reservation only. For pricing or to reserve a basket, contact book@palladiorestaurant.com. Note that baskets must be reserved at least one week in advance of the performance you will attend, and will be available for pickup on-site at the performance.

FOOD TRUCKS:

Every performance will have at least one local food truck on-site. Food trucks include: Bavarian Chef, Blue Ridge Pizza, Firefly on the Fly, Angelic’s Kitchen, Côte Rôtie, and many more!

ALCOHOL POLICY:

Barboursville Vineyards will have a wine station on-site for patrons to purchase Barboursville wines by the glass or by the bottle. No other alcohol is permitted per ABC law.

PET POLICY:

No animals allowed on premises with the exception of service animals.

CHILDREN’S TICKET POLICY:
If your child needs their own seat, they need a ticket. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is suitable for audience members of all ages who have the ability to use good theater etiquette. However, we do not recommend this show for children under 4 years of age.

RAIN POLICY:

Rain cancels. The theater will make the announcement via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers) and website (www.fourcp.org), as well as a message on the Box Office voicemail (540-832-5355). If a rain cancellation is made before curtain or during Act I, audience members will be given ticket vouchers good for any performance in the 2019 – 2020 season, including an alternate performance of Midsummer pending ticket availability. Vouchers not valid without a reservation.

Purchase Tickets Online

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Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 1st at 10AM!

Performance Dates: July 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT ONLINE.
30 additional $20 General Admission tickets (includes a guaranteed theater seat) will be available at the gate, first come, first served for walk-ins. Once those seats have sold, we will offer $15.00 Standing Room Only/Bleacher Seating. 

Gates open at 5:30PM

Pre-show entertainment at 6PM

Show begins at 7PM

$20/ticket, general admission. Tickets may be purchased online or through the Box Office.

$15/ticket, groups of 10 or more. Group sales must go directly through the Box Office.

We have added an additional 30 $20 general admission seats that will be available for purchase at the door (even when a show is listed as Sold Out online,) first come, first served. Once those seats have sold, we will offer a limited block of $15 Bleacher/Standing Room Only seats. 

CHILDREN‘S TICKET POLICY:

If your child needs their own seat, they need a ticket. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is suitable for audience members of all ages who have the ability to use good theater etiquette. However, we do not recommend this show for children under 4 years of age.

 

Please note: Shakespeare at the Ruins tickets are not included in season subscriptions. Coupons, vouchers, and gift certificates from local auctions, benefits, and publications cannot be redeemed for Shakespeare at the Ruins. 

Thursday, July 11: Shakespeare at the Ruins Alumni Night and Pay-What-You-Will preview. If you participated in a previous Ruins production (1990 – 2006), we invite you to attend a preview of Midsummer, and join us for a group picture (wear your SATR t-shirts if you have them)! Alumni should RSVP to: 4countyplayers@gmail.com. Please specify that you are a SATR alumnus, and share the name(s) of the production(s) and role(s) in which you participated. This preview is also open to the public.

RAIN POLICY:

Rain cancels. The theater will make the announcement via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers) and website (www.fourcp.org), as well as a message on the Box Office voicemail (540-832-5355). If a rain cancellation is made before curtain or during Act I, audience members will be given ticket vouchers good for any performance in the 2019 – 2020 season, including an alternate performance of Midsummer pending ticket availability. Vouchers not valid without a reservation.

Purchase Tickets Online

Box Office: 540-832-5355

Box Office Hours: Monday and Friday: 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After hours please leave a message with the following information:

  • -What SHOW you would like to attend
  • PERFORMANCE DATE — day and time
  • HOW MANY TICKETS you would like to reserve
  • Your NAME and PHONE NUMBER so we can confirm your reservation and take payment
Cast

AMY TRUESDELL as Philostrate
TIM READ as Theseus
CASSIE DAVIS as Hippolyta
BILL HINES as Egeus
KIRI GARDNER as Hermia
STAN MARSHALL as Lysander
ANDY DAVIS as Demetrius
JULIE STAVITSKI as Helena
RACHEL MARTINEZ as Puck
CLAIRE CHANDLER as Titania
JOHNNY BUTCHER as Oberon
KATIE HUTCHINS as Vinifera
JOHN HOLDREN as Bottom
DAVID BECKER as Quince
KEVIN HAGOOD as Snout/Wall
ROBERT EVERSBERG as Snug/Lion
ETHAN GENZ as Flute
JOE HARDER as Starveling
CATE WELLS as Peaseblossom
ZACH ASHBY as Cobweb
BEN NORDBROCK as Mustardseed
NATE HUTCHINS as Moth
MAEVE CHANDLER as Buttercup

Production Team

Director: Lydia Underwood Horan
Producers: Kim Dukes, Rachel Nicoll, Wendy Novicoff
Event Coordinator: Kristen Franklin Heiderstadt
Production Manager: Gary Warwick White
Assistant Director: Linda C. Zuby
Production Stage Manager: Kayla Chonoles
Assistant Stage Manager: Gabby Lossia
Choreographers: Beverly Seng & John Wheeler
Costume Designer: Tricia Emlet
Scenic Designer & Master Carpenter: Malinda Smith
Assistant Scenic Designer: Eli Jessee
Lighting Designer: Amanda Watson
Sound Designer & Technical Engineer: Carl R. Schwaner
Properties Designer: Linda Hogan
Dramaturgs: Jeffrey Jaeger & Carey Morton
Marketing Coordinator: Edward Warwick White