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

Andrew Botsford
Edward Brennan
Rosemary Cline
Lynne Jones
Diana Marbury
Betsy Webb Rowe

Diana Marbury, Artistic Director

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

The mission of the not-for-profit Hampton Theatre Company is to create and support, using local resources whenever possible, a theater community dedicated to presenting live theater productions of the highest quality, accessible to the broadest possible audience.

THEATRE POLICIES

ARRIVAL
Hampton Theatre Company opens to the public 30 minutes prior to the performance. There is ample parking in the Village lot behind the theater and the firehouse and on the street.

CELL PHONE & CAMERA USAGE
Hampton Theatre Company asks that you turn off or silence all noise-making electronics, text-messaging devices and cell phones during the performance. Taking pictures and video recording is prohibited inside the theatre.

CHILDREN
No Children under the age of 5 are permitted in the theater. All persons entering the theater must have a ticket. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for your child before planning to attend. Also, please be aware that disruptive patrons, including children, will not be allowed to remain in the theatre.

DRESS CODE
Hampton Theatre Company has no formal dress code: although shirt and shoes are required at all times. In addition, please consider the effects of strong perfumes and colognes on those seated around you.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
There is a concession area located in the theater where coffee, tea, cold beverages and cookies are available for purchase, and may be consumed inside the theater. Hampton Theatre Company is proud to partner with Hampton Coffee Company as its exclusive coffee provider. Outside food & beverages are not permitted.

LATE SEATING
Late seating is at the discretion of the House Manager and latecomers may be placed in alternative seating in the rear of the theater. If you arrive late, ushers will seat you at the earliest appropriate time during the performance. Out of respect for the performers and other audience members, you will be seated as soon as practical so as not to disrupt the performance. If you need to leave a performance early, we ask that you leave at a point in the performance when moving around would be a minimal disturbance to those around you, such as during applause.

LOST & FOUND
Hampton Theatre Company manages any items left behind. Items considered “lost & found” will be kept secured in our box office for up to 30 days. If you have lost an item at Hampton Theatre Company, please call 631-653-8955.

DISRUPTIONS DURING PERFORMANCES
Loud talking, texting and other disruptions are not tolerated. Anyone disturbing the audience or interfering with the performance will be required to leave with no refund forthcoming.

RESTROOMS
Men’s and women’s restrooms are available inside the theater and are available once the theater is open, usually 30 minutes prior to the performance.

SMOKING
Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and other devices is strictly prohibited anywhere inside the Quogue Community Hall.

HANDICAP ACCESS
Hampton Theatre Company is handicap accessible. Should you require handicap access, please have a member of your party enter the front of the theater to make us aware of your arrival. We will direct you to the side of our theater to our handicapped accessible entrance.

REFUNDS/EXCHANGES
All tickets are nonrefundable except in the event of a show cancelation. If you are unable to attend a performance please email info@hamptontheatre.org or call 631-653-8955 at least 2 hours prior to the performance. We can exchange a ticket for the SAME production, if possible, if we receive a request at least two hours in advance. Credits cannot be extended for any future show. The dinner portion of a dinner theater package cannot be exchanged or refunded, however we can, with 2 hour advance notice, exchange the theater ticket portion for the SAME production if possible.

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 HO– USE 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 MO– USETRAP  |  GOD’S FAVORITE


1985-1986 SEASON

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