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

Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck,
Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman & Cheryl L. West
Conceived by Susan R. Rose & Joan Stein
Directed by Devynn Thomas
May 3rd – 19th
In the Cellar
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News and Announcements


Four County Players is excited to present your 52ND Season (2024-2025)
Not the Same Old Song & Dance

Shakespeare at the Ruins: The Comedy of Errors
Putting It Together
Coney Island Christmas
Tiny Beautiful Things
The Prom
Steel Magnolias

Click here for details on dates, auditions, and what’s to come!

Announcing Auditions for PUTTING IT TOGETHER! 

Friends and Neighbors,
The mothers and mother figures in our lives – our mothers, sisters, aunts, and other family members and friends who fill these roles – motivate creative storytelling every day. Whether it’s a free-spirited dancing queen like Donna, a brave Edna Turnblad, a vulnerable Baker’s Wife, or an indomitable Mama Rose, mothers shape our lives on the stage and at home.
Now, we have a very special chance to honor these mothers and other loved ones in our lives not only for their role in inspiring us personally but also for weaving the full tapestry of experiences that bring the arts to life.
As we prepare for our upcoming production of Motherhood Out Loud, running from May 3-19, 2024, we invite you to join us in recognizing a mother or mother figure in your life by making a gift in their honor or in their memory to Four County Players. What better way to honor your loved one on Mother’s Day than with a gift that will keep giving beyond the holiday?
Did you know ticket sales account for only 65% of the theater’s annual operating costs? Dedicated members and generous donors like you make up the difference. Now is your chance to show generosity in the same way your loved one has been generous to you.
This Mother’s Day, we hope you will join us in honoring the mothers and mother figures in our lives. Thank you for your continued support and friendship.
With gratitude,
Katie Hutchins
Board of Directors, President and a 4CP Mom


Four County Players and Barboursville Vineyards are excited to announce…


William Shakespeare’s
Directed by ‘Derby’ Thomas
July 12 – 27 at the Historic Barboursville Ruins
This beloved collaboration between Barboursville Vineyards and Four County Players returns in summer 2024! Make plans now to join us for a magical show under the stars, featuring delicious Barboursville wines, local food trucks, and a top-notch production of Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS — all to 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.
Graphic design by Abby Skolits Design

Announcing auditions for Shakespeare at the Ruins:

We are excited to announce the ensemble cast of our upcoming production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD:
Congratulations to the cast, and thanks to all who auditioned!
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD is written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman & Cheryl L. West, and conceived by Susan R. Rose & Joan Stein. It is directed by Devynn Thomas, and opens May 3 in the Cellar as the final production in our 51st Season (2023 – 2024).

New Volunteer Database!
We are excited to announce that we have created a new database for organizing our volunteers and their contact information!
Please help us by filling it out. Ushers, set builders, costumers, stage crew, tech crew, all volunteers, new and old, please fill out our new Volunteer Interest form
so that we may contact you at the next applicable volunteer opportunity. Thank you!





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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