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
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
Betsy Webb Rowe
Diana Marbury, Artistic Director
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, including electronic cigarettes and other devices is strictly prohibited anywhere inside the Quogue Community Hall.
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.
All tickets are nonrefundable except in the event of a show cancelation. If you are unable to attend a performance please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
2010 – 2011 Season
2005 – 2006 Season – (detail pages coming soon)
2004 – 2005 Season – (detail pages coming soon)
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
2002 – 2003 Season
SUMMER AND SMOKE
DEATH DEFYING ACTS
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
THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG | ORPHANS | LATER LIFE | ISN’T IT ROMANTIC
THE CRUCIBLE | THE LAST YANKEE | THE REAL THING | NOISES OFF
MARVIN’S ROOM | LOVE LETTERS | THE HEIRESS | INVITATION TO A MARCH
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA | PACK OF LIES | LEND ME A TENOR
MURDER AT THE HOLLOW | HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES | RUMORS
THE HO– USE OF BLUE LEAVES | THE FOREIGNER | COASTAL DISTURBANCES
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH | THE DINING ROOM
ONE ACT PLAYS | CRIMES OF THE HEART
ANASTASIA | DRACULA
HOT L BALTIMORE | THE MO– USETRAP | GOD’S FAVORITE
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK | THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER | A CHRISTMAS CAROL | BEDROOM FARCE