Abingdon, VA: Barter Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: Virginia
City: Abingdon

Since June 1933, home to the "Barter Theatre" company, founded by Robert Porterfield, who worked with unemployed actors during the Great Depression of 1933 - the admission price advertised at the opening was "35 cents or the equivalent in produce" (hence the theatre's name). Since 1946, State Theatre of Virginia.

Link: www.bartertheatre.com

[Abingdon, VA: Barter Theatre] Front Text: "The Barter Theatre of Viriginia. Abingdon. Va.", inscription: "City Hall", sign over canopy: "Tonite John Loves Mary, latest Broadway Smash by Norman Krasna", signs on canopy: "Barter Theatre", "State Theatre of Virginia", "Curtain 8.00 p.m. - Box office open"
Reverse Text: "The World-Famous Barter Theatre - in Abingdon, Va. - Founded in 1933 by Robert Porterfield, Barter became the State Theatre of Virginia in 1946. A non-profit organization, it now is the largest professional company outside of New York City. Barter Players present a full summer season of top plays in Abingdon's Ol' Opera House above, built in 1830, and then send three companies trouping Vrginia and the nation from September through April."
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co., Asheville, N.C.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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[Abingdon, VA: Barter Theatre] Front Text: sign over entrance: "Barter Theatre - The State Theatre of Virginia", on flag: "The world famous Barter Players - Curtain at 2.00 & 8.15"
Reverse Text: "World-Famous Barter Theatre - Abingdon, Virginia - This is the oldest professional repertory theatre in the United States. It was founded during the depression of 1932, when the actors exchanged their talent for food. It is the only known state-aided theatre in the United States."
Publisher: W. M. Cline Co., Gatlinburg, TN
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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