Welcome to Virginia
Written by Cameron Kent
Directed by Debby Severs Diamont
Saturday, December 8, 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 9, 3:00 pm
Monday, December 10, 7:00 pm
Andy Griffith Playhouse
218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Cameron Kent’s original musical tells the story of five people stranded at an interstate rest area. Frank Loudman, a brash billionaire businessman, is trying to run away from Christmas to avoid a painful past. He finds himself stuck with his homespun secretary, Kristine; Charlie, a janitor who just wants to get home; Tom, a homeless country musician; and Mary Beth, a young widow who is very pregnant. Through a heartfelt and hysterical series of revelations from this motley crew of fellow cold-weather captives, Frank's frozen heart may have hope to rediscover the magic of Christmas. As they each share their feelings about the true meaning of the holidays, Frank begins to reconnect with his younger self, who actually loved Christmas. With echoes of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and the original Christmas story, Welcome to Virginia is sweet, laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, family-friendly entertainment filled with the true spirit of Christmas.
Playwright: Cameron Kent
Cameron Kent is the former Emmy-Award winning News Anchor at WXII-12 News in Winston-Salem, and a member of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
He's published five novels: The Road to Devotion, When the Ravens Die, Make Me Disappear, Mayor Molly, and The Sea is Silent. His other writing credits include four films which have aired on NBC, HBO, Lifetime, and at the American Film Institute.
“I’m so honored to have my Christmas musical, “Welcome to Virginia,” performed at the historic Andy Griffith Playhouse. It’s the perfect venue and audience for this show. I’m also very fortunate to be working with Debby Diamont, who’s directing the play. Debby and I have been dear friends ever since we worked together when she was doing the weather and I was doing the sports at WXII. The show is in good hands!
“My deepest thanks to the great folks at the Surry Arts Council for choosing “Welcome to Virginia” this Christmas!”
This venue is handicap accessible. Please call 336.786.7998 for special seating requests.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be changed once purchased.
Are group rates available?
Please call 336.786.7998 for information on group rates.
What are my parking options for the event?
Free Parking available (with no time limit):
-Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
-Mount Airy Public Library, 145 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
-Municipal parking (bus parking), 127 Franklin Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
What time does the Box Office open?
Box Office opens one hour prior to event start, doors open 30 minutes prior to event start.
Is food allowed/available in the venue?
Due to the historic nature of this building, we ask that guests do not bring any food or drinks into the venue.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email the organizer at email@example.com.