Ware Lecture 2018

Since 1961, every year at the UUA General Assembly there is a special lecture called the Ware Lecture.

This year’s speaker is Brittany Packnett. 

“Brittany Packnett is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader who’s “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany is an unapologetic educator, organizer, writer, and speaker.

Brittany is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis, American University in Washington, and is a current Aspen Institute Education fellow. She is a proud Advisory Board Member of Rise To Run, an organization committed to recruiting grassroots, diverse, progressive women to run for office, and Erase The Hate, NBC/Universal’s Emmy-Winning initiative to rid the world of discrimination.

Ultimately, Brittany is a proud Black woman who believes that freedom is within our grasp—as long as we unleash love, and build our power, because “power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.” (MLK)” For more information read this article. 

The lecture is tonight at 8:30pm and will be live streamed.




The Unitarian Universalist Association Condemns Family Separation at the U.S./Mexico Border | Press Releases | UUA.org

“The policy of this administration to separate children from their parents at the border is immoral, inhumane and indefensible,” says UUA president, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. “These families arrive desperate for safe-haven, seeking asylum having fled violence and disruption in their own homeland – and instead of safety, they are further traumatized, victimized and criminalized at the hands of the U.S. government.”



Announcing Youth Summer One Acts

Mark your calendars!
Only 4 performances — June 21 – 24.
Th-F-Sa at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.
Tickets at the door $8 for adults; $5 for children.
General seating.

318 Main Street Clarksburg, WV

For more information contact act2theatre@gmail.com

See what this is all about..

Auditions for Summer Theatre

AUDITIONS for youth 11 and older are set in April for The ACT 2 Theatre Company’s June show, two one-act plays.

Please complete this form before coming to auditions:

youth auditionsThe Directors: Cricket Hall and John Hall are co-directing this.

Show Dates: June 21st- June 24th (the 24th is a matinee)

Audition Dates:
April 20th 6 pm
April 21st 12pm
April 22nd 2pm
or by private appointment, if you cannot make these times.

Ages 11 and up.


The Emperor’s New Clothes by Steven Schutzman –
In this comic retelling of the classic story, two con men escape jail, with bumbling detectives in hot pursuit. Soon they trick the vain, fashion-conscious Emperor into letting them create the royal garments for his daughter’s wedding. The garments, they say, will not only be of the highest possible style, they will have the magical property of being invisible to fools unworthy of their positions. What fun to watch fools prove they are not foolish in this land of super-charged pride and vanity.
The Emperor’s New Clothes will be Produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC.

Highly Theatrical Terms by C. P. Stancich –
This is a fast-paced performance piece for young actors. Taking on various characters in a series of scenelets and monologues, actors explore concepts and definitions in drama (hence, “Highly Theatrical Terms”). The result is an exercise in timing and pace that is both funny and audience pleasing.
Highly Theatrical Terms will be Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


The auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts and improv games. If you are interested in seeing the sides ahead of time, please email Cricket at cricketzhall@gmail.com with Summer Youth Plays in the subject line. Thanks. If you are interested in working tech for the show we would love to have you please email John at JohnLHall1066@gmail.com with Summer Youth Plays in the subject line. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Theatre for Kids!

Directed by Nicole Davis
This season our kids theatre program is exploring character development and the elements of story building with Superheroes and Supervillains – Write Your Own Adventure. The kids will be creating original characters and building stories for the characters to live through. The program will run over 12 weeks with the kids meeting 2 or 3 times a week to work through character choices and write their tales. The final product should be a zany and imaginative collection of comic style stories certain to make you laugh.

The show is Thursday, April 12, Friday, April 13, Saturday, April 14, at 7pm and Sunday, April 15th at 2pm.

Here’s the event and here’s how to contact M.T. Pockets.

The Rustic Mechanicals Announce Cast and Tour Locations for Richard III

Full Press Release Here

Shakespeare’s immortal tale of ambition, lust, and murderous treachery will be brilliantly updated and brought to life by The Rustic Mechanicals this spring. A savage civil war between two royal families has just concluded. But even as the newly installed King Edward takes the reins of power, his ruthless younger brother Richard sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the crown for himself. Enlisting the aid of equally duplicitous allies in the court, Richard embarks on a merciless, single-minded campaign of betrayal, seduction, and cold-blooded murder to achieve the goal that has obsessed him all of his tortured life.

Audiences will have their first opportunity to see the show on Thursday, April 12 at a “Pay-What-You-Will Preview.” The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. There is no set ticket price for this performance. Audience members are encouraged to decide what they can give to support the troupe and this performance.

The troupe’s first ever opening night “Shakespeareance” will take place on Friday, April 13. Fifty lucky audience members will be treated to a gourmet dinner, a pre-show Q&A with members of the creative team, a live performance of Richard III, and a post-show dessert meet-and-greet reception with the audience and company.

Reservations are required for this event, and there are only 50 tickets available. The menu includes stuffed cranberry apple roasted pork loin, lemon garlic roasted chicken, roasted root veggies, golden mashed potatoes, a savory caramelized onion bread pudding, salad, homemade bread, fresh fruit, cheese, and vegetable starters.

Tickets are $75 for a couple or $40 for an individual. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., with curtain at 8:00 p.m., and the reception immediately following the show.

The first weekend of the tour will conclude with performances on Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. Tickets for the troupe’s MAC performances are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

The Rustic Mechanicals, now in their fifth season, have grown from a troupe of seven actors to this year boasting a roster of nearly thirty West Virginia artists.

Joshua Brooks headlines the production in the eponymous role of Richard III.

Audiences will also see Daniel Crowley as Buckingham, Isaac Covey as Catesby, Sean Marko as Lord Hastings, Bailey Kershner as Queen Margaret, Kayla Hudimac as Queen Elizabeth, and Samantha Huffman as the Duchess of York.  James Matthews will be seen as Clarence and the Cardinal; while John O’Connor will be portraying King Edward, the Lord Mayor of London, and the Archbishop; and Travis Teffner will be playing Rivers and Richmond. Rounding out the cast is Sarah Young as Lady Anne and Tyrrel, and Kyle Stemple as Prince Edward and several other roles.

For more information about The Naked Villainy Tour of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, email VintageTheatreCo@gmail.com or call 1-855-VTC-8588.