Brendan Martyn shines in student film

Brendan and his long-time film partner Tyler Spaid, another USC student, won top awards for best performance and best director in the school’s Campus Movie Fest competition, beating out 200 other entries. Brendan and Tyler will attend the national competition in Atlanta in May. […]


‘Charlotte’s Web’ spins holiday magic at RAAC Theatre

RAAC Community Theatre’s holiday show have always been crowd pleasers, selling out every performance, but this year’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” might top them all. Auditions for the show drew a record number of eager performers, including some news faces, as well as some regulars. […]

This year's No Ordinary Person lineup includes (left to right) Bud Meyer, Joyce Wenger, Mike Sands and Betsy Dietel.

Twenty years of no ordinary people

This year’s No Ordinary Person marks a special milestone. This will be the 20th anniversary of the perennially popular show devoted to true tales from Rappahannock storytellers. The program comes to the RAAC Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5th and 6th, at 8 p.m. […]


Stone Hill’s newest

His Espionage and Sedition Acts criminalized dissent. Thousands of peaceful citizens went to jail for opposing World War I. Woodrow Wilson propagandized the county with fake news through the Committee on Public Information. […]


‘Odyssey’ a state winner

Budding playwright Grace Raiford, a rising 11th grader at Rappahannock County High School, recently submitted the script for her original one-act play, “The Odyssey of Timothy and Peter,” to the statewide “New Voices for the Theater” playwright competition. […]


Good People flock to RAAC Theatre

The actual Good People are of course the six experienced actors, gathered together by director Peter Hornbostel. The play will be performed again this coming Friday and Saturday nights, March 30 and 31st at 8 p.m. at the RAAC Theatre. […]


‘Is he, is she good people?’

This is a play that requires a superb cast to portray the subtleties and dimensions of characters that could easily fall into caricature. Actors also must bring out the humor and sensitivity in the roles that make the play, ultimately, a celebration of human resiliency and the triumph of hope in spite of experience. […]


State Theatre up for auction again Jan. 23

After an unsuccessful attempt on Oct. 20 to find a buyer for the vacant historic theatre, investors are attempting once again to find someone willing to purchase the renovated building Jan. 23. This time, the auction will be held at 1 p.m. at the State Theatre. […]


Rappahannock’s power players

John Henry can’t move the stones in the amphitheater he built in Flint Hill, but his latest play produced by the Stone Hill Theatrical Foundation will have an out-of-town encore on Nov. 7, Election Day, at the U.S. Capitol of all places. […]


No bids for Culpeper’s State Theatre

The State Theatre remains in limbo. At a foreclosure auction for the renovated historic theatre Friday, no bids were submitted. According to Paul S. (Chip) Bliley Jr., attorney for law firm Williams Mullen, the theatre […]


Tallamy all about local landscapes

 I have been privileged to hear renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy speak several times, and every time I learn more about the importance of the inter-relationship between plants, insects, birds and mammals (including humans). Each time I hear him speak, I am inspired by his knowledge. […]