About Us

HISTORY

In 1984 the HAMPTON THEATRE COMPANY began life on a shoestring and a dream at the Westhampton Beach Middle School with its first production, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. The company has come a long way since its founding by James Ewing, James Irving and June Ewing, when the company had no theater, no audience, no board of directors and no capital and performed in such dramatic venues as a tent pitched behind the Masonic Temple on Montauk Highway in the midst of an August hurricane.

Thanks to the generosity of the Village of Quogue, in 1987 the company found a permanent home at the beautiful Community Hall. There and at other venues, the company has produced more than 100 plays by a wide variety of major playwrights. Information about the productions can be found in the PAST PRODUCTIONS tab below, or on our PAST PRODUCTIONS page.

The Hampton Theatre Company today fills a unique niche in the Long Island performing arts landscape. From its start as a small community group bound together by a love of live theater, it has grown into a successful professional company: one that is still dedicated to the original dream of the founders and still proud to draw its talented performers and technical expertise primarily from the surrounding area in order to present the very best in live theater in the fall, winter and spring on Long Island’s East End.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Andrew Botsford, President
Edward Brennan, Vice President
Lucinda Morrisey, Treasurer
Terrance Fiore, Secretary
Rosemary Cline
Lynne Jones
Diana Marbury
Betsy Webb Rowe

Sarah Hunnewell, Executive Director Emeritus • Sarah@hamptontheatre.org
Diana Marbury, Artistic Director • Diana@hamptontheatre.org

STAFF
Terry Brennan, General Manager • Terry@hamptontheatre.org
Julie Stark, Administrative Associate & Assistant to the Treasurer • Julie@hamptontheatre.org
Julia Morgan Abrams, House Manager
Lisa Carr, Box Office Manager

MISSION STATEMENT

Hampton Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to presenting outstanding classic and contemporary plays. Hampton Theatre Company strives to create a vibrant local theater community, while reaching out to the broader theatrical world as well, to bring audiences the best productions possible. Hampton Theatre Company aims to foster a love of theater and help keep this vital art form alive for generations to come.

PAST PRODUCTIONS










2005 – 2006 Season – (detail pages coming soon)


2004 – 2005 Season – (detail pages coming soon)

hampton theatre company's production of you can't take it with you

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU


2002 – 2003 Season

 hampton theatre company's production of steel magnolias

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

hampton theatre company's production of summer and smoke

SUMMER AND SMOKE

hampton theatre company's production of death defying acts

DEATH DEFYING ACTS

hampton theatre company's production of lobby hero

LOBBY HERO


2001 – 2002 Season

ALL MY SONS  |  OF MICE AND MEN  |  RUMORS


2000 – 2001 Season

THE DINING ROOM  |  IT’S ONLY A PLAY  |  I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES


1999 – 2000 Season

AH, WILDERNESS!  |  ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR


1998 – 1999 Season

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN  |  SOCIAL SECURITY  |  THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA  |  THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO


1997 – 1998 Season

A DELICATE BALANCE  |  THE RAINMAKER  |  SYLVIA  |  A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE


1996 – 1997 Season

THE LITTLE FOXES  |  WHAT THE BUTLER SAW  |  A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE  |  BLITHE SPIRIT


1995-1996 SEASON

THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG  |  ORPHANS  |  LATER LIFE  |  ISN’T IT ROMANTIC


1994-1995 SEASON

THE CRUCIBLE  |  THE LAST YANKEE  |  THE REAL THING  |  NOISES OFF


1993-1994 SEASON

MARVIN’S ROOM  |  LOVE LETTERS  |  THE HEIRESS  |  INVITATION TO A MARCH


1992-1993 SEASON

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA  |  PACK OF LIES  |  LEND ME A TENOR


1991-1992 SEASON

MURDER AT THE HOLLOW  |  HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES  |  RUMORS


1990-1991 SEASON

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES  |  THE FOREIGNER  |  COASTAL DISTURBANCES


1989-1990 SEASON

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH  |  THE DINING ROOM


1988-1989 SEASON

ONE ACT PLAYS  |  CRIMES OF THE HEART


1987-1988 SEASON

ANASTASIA  |  DRACULA


1986-1987 SEASON

HOT L BALTIMORE  |  THE MOUSETRAP  |  GOD’S FAVORITE


1985-1986 SEASON

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK  |  THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER  |  A CHRISTMAS CAROL  |  BEDROOM FARCE