Come See My Hometown – Barter Theater – Abingdon, VA

In 1939 a fellow named Robert Porterfield decided to re-frame the arts scene in the small town of Abingdon, VA, located half way between Roanoke, Virginia and Knoxville, TN forever. His idea was to establish a playhouse where local folks could take in some of the great playwrights of the world. When he started this the area around my hometown was still trying to recover from the great depression and on the cusp of World War II, so economic times were difficult. His brainchild was a place where potential theater-goers could barter for their admission, with vegetables, fruits and livestock

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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