After a chance encounter in a graveyard with an escaped convict, the young orphan Pip begins a journey that takes him from his impoverished village to life as a London gentleman. Along the way, he meets the eccentric Miss Havisham and her ward, the beautiful, haughty Estella, with whom he falls in love. Determined to prove he is worthy of her, Pip strives to meet his great expectations- only to realize a downfall that teaches him the truth about himself… and life.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Catherine Bush.
This classic tale is wonderful for 7th grade and up, bring the family!
Great Expectations is a timeless coming of age story of wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the triumph of good over evil told in many different adaptations to be enjoyed by all ages. Read more about the classic tale told and retold through time in the form of movies, television and theatre in our blog academycenter.org/a-classic-tale-told-and-retold-through-time
Saturday, March 11th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 12th at 2:00pm
Tickets: $20 Adult | $15 Senior | $10 Student
ABOUT BARTER THEATRE
The Barter Players have been acclaimed worldwide as one of the finest theatre troupes for young people anywhere. From Moscow to Miami, audiences have praised their performances. In the grand tradition of Barter Theatre, one of America’s longest-running and most respected theatres, The Barter Players tour with a unique combination of education and entertainment, plus the commitment to bring world-class theatre to young people of all ages and backgrounds.
Robert Porterfield founded Barter Theatre, The State Theatre of Virginia, in 1933. This visionary made an extraordinary offer to Depression-era actors and audiences: barter produce and farm animals to gain admission to see a play. The concept of exchanging “Ham for Hamlet” was an overnight success. Barter is also noted for helping launch the acting careers of Hume Cronyn, Ernest Borgnine, Ned Beatty, Patricia Neal, Gregory Peck, and more than 100 other distinguished alumni.
“My audiences always enjoy these performances and beg for more.
As always, working with The Barter Players is a superior experience.”
-Jettie Baker Center, Clintwood, Va.
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