Averett Arts Schedule
August 28 — September 25
September 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m.; September 20, 2:30 p.m.
A musical, “How I Became a Pirate” tells the story of a young boy named Jeremy Jacob who is invited to help Captain Braid Beard and his crew bury their treasure chest. Along the way, Jeremy learns about talking like a pirate, “Green Teeth” and “Pirates Dot Aaargh!” “How I Became a Pirate” is based on the award-winning, best-selling book by Miranda Long.
September 26 — October 24
October 2 — October 30
October 23, 5 p.m.
October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Some call it jazz. Some call it classical. Some call it bluegrass. Certainly, the music of The Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. Experience what happens when these innovative and soulful world-class virtuosos put on one-of-a-kind performance. The Kontras Quartet will join them in a performance of “Appalachian Concerto,” a work for banjo, bass, guitar and string quartet that was composed in 2010 by Jens Kruger. It takes the form of a classical concerto, and reflects the cultural history of the Appalachian region.
October 27 — December 1
November 2 — December 2
November 13-15, 7:30 p.m.
During World War II 15,000 children under the age of 15 lived in the Terezin Concentration Camp. Less than 100 survived. “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is a one act play written by Celeste Raspanti that follows Raja Englanderova’s experience in the camp. While her story is permeated with loss and anguish it is also one of hope and love.
December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Join the University as we welcome in the holidays with a service of lights, readings and carols for the Advent and Christmas season.
December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Actor John Hardy will play more than 40 roles in this unique production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” Even though it’s a one man show, the play follows the book scene by scene.
February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Husband and wife duo James and Andrea Rohlehr make up AndJam Jazz Trio. Their concerts are a lush blend of romance and grove, jazzy sensibilities and classic soul influences, drawing upon James’ mixed Guyanan and Trinidadian heritage.
February 17, 7 p.m.
This talk will discuss the quest and struggle for African American civil rights from the end of the Civil War through the 1960s.
February 19-21, 7:30 p.m.
Often called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” is a play within a play. It presents a cast of characters rehearsing for a play called “Nothing’s On.” The actors are hopelessly unready missing their cues, forgetting their lines and slamming doors on their entrances and exits.
March 20 — April 20
April 16-18, 7:30 p.m.; April 19, 2:30 p.m.
Charity Valentine, a down on her luck young woman, works at a dance hall in New York City. She finds herself in one scrape after another, but despite her continued misfortune, continues to have faith in the human race. She still has hope she will meet a nice young man who will romance her and take her away from her sleazy life.
Tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased in advance or on the night of the show from the Pritchett Auditorium Box Office 434-791-5867. Seating is general admission. Individual ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $36 for adult season tickets and $28 for students/senior citizens season tickets.