hampton theatre company's production of the price
Phil Eberhardt in "The Price"
- Tom Kochie photo

30 years ago next season 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 per-formed 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 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 pro-fessional 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.

hampton theatre comapny's production of frozen
Edward A. Brennan and Birgitta Millard in "Frozen"
- Tom Kochie photo
Sarah Hunnewell, President • Sarah@hamptontheatre.org
Lucinda Morrisey, Vice President & Treasurer • Lucinda@hamptontheatre.org
Terrance Fiore, Secretary
James Ewing
Teresa Lebrun
Diana Marbury

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

Andrew Botsford
Ann Marie Carr
Rosemary Cline
Lucinda Morrisey
Diana marbury in hampton theatre company's production of Frozen
Diana Marbury in "Frozen"
- Tom Kochie photo


Hampton Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to presenting classic and contemporary plays of the highest quality. 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.