We have been making innovative, professional quality theatre in Central Virginia for over 10 years.

Past productions below.

 

2017 SEASON

Million Dollar Quartet

Book by COLIN ESCOTT and FLOYD MUTRUX
Original Concept and Direction by FLOYD MUTRUX
Directed by Matt Silva

Musical Direction by Randall Speer

Location: Thoresen Theater at Randolph College

A Tuesday night, shortly before Christmas 1956, four legends, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley gathered at the Sun Record recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where they’d launched their careers. Word soon leaked out of an impromptu jam session. A newspaper man who was there wrote, ‘This quartet could sell a million.’ Soon, they were dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet. This was their only performance, a cultural flashpoint that caught rock ‘n’ roll at the moment of creation.


The Complete History of America (abridged)

By Adam Long, Austin Tichenor, and Jess Martin
Directed by Walter Kmiec

Location: Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and Lexington's Lime kiln

From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order – The Complete History of America (abridged) is a ninety minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters – it’s what you’ve done with it!


The Whipping Man

By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Mace Archer

Location: The Aviary at Miller Park, Lynchburg

A confederate soldier returns home to the only family he has left: two of his former slaves, now emancipated.  The secrets and lies contained in their family history come to light in an evening of total suspense


2016 season

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Written by Randal Myler & Mark Harelik
Directed by Matt Silva

Musical direction by Randall Speer

Location: Thoresen Theater at Randolph College

The spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams' rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin'," which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams' life.


Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Walter Kmiec

Location: Michels Plaza at Randolph College

One of Shakespeare's most notable works follows the mischevious doings of a nobleman and his games that result in an unlikely couple falling in love and the misconception of another character's death.


The Whole Bunch

Written by Joshua Mikel
Directed by Walter Kmiec

Location: Thoresen Theater at Randolph College

In Partnership with Central Health, Live Healthy Lynchburg, Amazement Square, the Education Foundaiton, and the Junior League of Lynchburg, this show for yound audiences featured Gary Garlic, Betty Broc, and Russell Brussel and taught healthy nutrition habits.


2015 Season

Ring of Fire

Featuring the music of Johnny Cash
Conceived by William Meade and created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Jimmy Maize

Location: Warehouse Theater at the Academy Center of the Arts

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!


Counter/Top

Written by Kirin McCrory
Directed by Walter Kmiec

A dark comedy revolved around a young couple from Charlottesville experiencing Lynchburg's Texas Inn and how class divide affects us all.

 


2014 Season

Two Gentlemen of Virginia

Written by Walter Kmiec and Jude Flannelly
Directed by Walter Kmiec

Who are the two gentlemen you may ask? A young Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. What better place for this production to spend its opening weekend but at Thomas Jefferson’s retreat home, Poplar Forest.


Our Town

Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner and Aaron C. Thomas

Location: Lynchburg Old City Cemetary

This incredible play about the beauty and ephemeral nature of life was inventively illuminated at Lynchburg's historic Old City Cemetery.


Always…Patsy Cline

Featuring the music of Patsy Cline
Written by Ted Swindley. Based on a true story.
Directed by Chad Larabee
Musical Direction by Phillip Kershner

Location: Lynchburg’s Academy Center of the Arts

Always…Patsy Cline was more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.


In Sweet Remembrance

Written by Tearrance Chisholm
Directed by Walter Kmiec

Commissioned by Endstation Theatre Company, Sweet Briar College, The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, In Sweet Remembrance is a tribute to the significant role of the black community throughout Sweet Briar College’s history.


2013 Season

The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner

Written By: William Shakespeare Directed By: Geoffrey Kershner The play opens as the student Lucentio arrives in Padua. He hears that the merchant Baptista has two daughters, but the younger, prettier daughter, Bianca, cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Katherina. On seeing Bianca Lucentio falls in love with her and changes identities with his servant Tranio. Bianca already has two suitors, but doesn’t like either. The elderly Gremio hires Lucentio, disguised as a Latin tutor, to woo Bianca on his behalf, while Hortensio disguises himself as a musician to get access to her. Meanwhile Petruchio, a young adventurer from Verona, arrives to visit hisfriend Hortensio. He learns about Katherina and decides to woo her, aided by both Gremio and Hortensio.


Cymbeline

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Walter Kmiec

Cymbeline is King of Britain; his first wife died, and he married a wicked queen. Imogen, Cymbeline's daughter is in love with Posthumus, but her stepmother wants Imogen to marry Cloten, the queen's son. When Imogen balks and secretly marries Posthumus, the king has him banished.


Violet: A Musical

Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the book “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts
Directed by Chad Larabee

Set in 1964 in the Deep South with the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet follows the emotional transformation of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father.


Unearthed

Book and Lyrics by Nick Lantz
Music by Scott Gendel
Directed by Kelly Bremner

An original piece set in the Blue Ridge foothills in 1900 and 2000, Unearthed follows the troubled lives of Alzy and Wade, who in their own time each discover the same strange man buried in the woods.


2012 Season

The Comedy of Errors

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner
Sponsored by The Briar Patch Restaurant

A merchant of Syracuse, is condemned to death in Ephesus for violating the ban against travel between the two rival cities. As he is led to his execution, he tells the Ephesian Duke, Solinus, that he has come to Syracuse in search of his wife and one of his twin sons, who were separated from him 25 years ago in a shipwreck. The other twin, who grew up with Egeon, is also traveling the world in search of the missing half of their family. (The twins, we learn, are identical, and each has an identical twin slave named Dromio.) The Duke is so moved by this story that he grants Egeon a day to raise the thousand-mark ransom that would be necessary to save his life.


Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Music and Lyrics by ROGER MILLER
Book by WILLIAM HAUPTMAN
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Chad Larabee
Sponsored by Amherst Milling Company


Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner



2011 Season

Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island

Written by Josh Mikel
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner

Written for young audiences by Endstation’s resident playwright, Josh Mikel, this original play debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010. 


Cry of the Mountain

Created & Performed by Adelind Horan

This one-woman show, which was conceived and was performed by the talented Adelind Horan, tackles the complex issue of mountaintop coal removal in the Appalachian Mountains. 


Assassins

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Chad Larabee

This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine infamous historical figures, who forged their way into our history books for their assassinations (or attempted assassinations) of some of our American presidents. 


Twelfth Night

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner

Commonly regarded as Shakespeare’s best comedy, this hysterical play is filled with mistaken identities, romance, and a little cross-dressing. Endstation staged this hilarious comedy at Sweet Briar’s old train station, utilizing a stunning mountain vista as its backdrop. Each night, audiences enjoyed a beautiful sunset while watching the tale unfold.  

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2010)
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
Directed by Geoffrey Kershne


2010 Season

Alice in Wonderland

Written by Madge Miller
Directed by Susan Myburgh

Alice in Wonderland was our first production for young audiences. 


Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner

Our outdoor production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet set in Civil War Virginia.


2009 Season

The Bluest Water: A Hurricane Camille Story

Bluest Water
by Jason Chimonides
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner

The Bluest Water is a memory play that takes the audience from 1969 Nelson County to Nelson County in present day. The play’s fictional characters try to heal as individuals and as a community in the face of great loss.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William ShakespeareMidsummer
Directed by Ryan Clark


My Brother’s Knife: A Madison Heights Odyssey

by Josh Mikel
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner


2008 Season

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Kershner


2007 Season

The Tell-Tale Heart and The Mind of Poe (2007)

Written by Endstation Theatre Company
Directed by Geoffrey Kershner

This exciting original production was created in workshop at Sweet Briar College and was performed in 2007 in Lynchburg, Amherst, and Charlottesville, Virginia. It was also featured as part of the 2007 Washington DC Capital Fringe Festival. The production took some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous stories and poems and placed them in a Victorian psych ward of Endstation’s creation. This exciting piece of environmental theatre included vivid story telling, live percussion, and thrilled audiences across