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QUOGUE COMMUNITY HALL 125 Jessup Avenue Quogue, NY 11959 631.653.8955

HEALTH and SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Hampton Theatre Company Policies

The health and safety of all our patrons, performers, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Hampton Theatre Company has implemented the following procedures and protocols to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Procedures are subject to change as we continue to monitor state and local guidelines. Please follow all signs, physical distancing markers, and directions from staff.

Proof of vaccination
All patrons (ages 12 and over) must be fully vaccinated* with an FDA-authorized vaccine to attend performances or have tested negative within 72 hours. Therefore, all patrons entering the theater must show a vaccination card, Excelsior pass or proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the performance, along with ID.

Face Coverings
Appropriate face coverings are required for everyone at all times. Face coverings must be secured and cover the entire mouth and nose. Non-compliance with our mask policy will result in removal from the premises, without refund.

Ticket Sales
Tickets are generally non-refundable/non-exchangeable. However, exceptions may be made for illness and state required quarantine. If you are feeling ill on the day of the performance, have been exposed to anyone infected with the corona virus or have been asked to quarantine by a health official, please do not attend! Call our office at 631-653-8955. Latecomers arriving after the performance has started may be seated in the rear of the theater.

Hand Hygiene Station
A Hand Hygiene Station is available at the entrance to the theater.

Increased Seating Time
The theater will open 40 minutes prior to showtime; patrons are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance so that all ticket holders may be seated in a safe and timely manner.

Late Seating
Latecomers arriving after the performance has started may be seated in the rear of the theater.

Enhanced Cleaning
Enhanced cleaning procedures have been implemented and the theater will be cleaned prior to each performance.

Concessions
There will be no concessions available during the performances of “Native Gardens.”

For the safety of all, failure to follow the above outlined protocols will result in removal from the theater.

DIRECTIONS

FROM SUNRISE HIGHWAY (ROUTE-27): Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to exit 64S (Rte. 104 to Quogue). Rte. 104 South (approx. 3 miles) to Montauk Highway (Rte. 80). Right onto Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford (1 mile). Left onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right). FROM MONTAUK HIGHWAY (ROUTE-80): Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford in Quogue. South onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).

PARKING & ACCESSIBILITY

PARKING: There is limited street parking around the theater as well as a parking lot that can be entered just north of the Quogue Community Hall. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The theater is wheelchair accessible through the side entrance. If a member of your party needs wheelchair access, please come to front entrance and ask the person taking tickets to open the side door. If a member of your party requires a wheelchair in the theater, please reserve one seat at the end of a row.
ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES: The theater does not have assisted listening devices at this time.

THEATRE POLICIES

PROOF OF VACCINATION All patrons (ages 12 and over) must be fully vaccinated* with an FDA-authorized vaccine to attend performances or have tested negative within 72 hours. Therefore, all patrons entering the theater must show a vaccination card, Excelsior pass or proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the performance, along with ID.

FACE COVERINGS
Appropriate face coverings are required for everyone at all times. Face coverings must be secured and cover the entire mouth and nose. Non-compliance with our mask policy will result in removal from the premises, without refund.

ARRIVAL The theater will open 40 minutes prior to showtime; patrons are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance so that all ticket holders may be seated in a safe and timely manner. There is ample parking in the Village lot behind the theater and the firehouse and on the street. Latecomers arriving after the performance has started may be seated in the rear of the theater.

  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. Appropriate face coverings are required for everyone at all times. Face coverings must be secured and cover the entire mouth and nose. Non-compliance with our mask policy will result in removal from the premises, without refund.

  FOOD & BEVERAGE There will be no concessions available during the performances of “Native Gardens.”

  LATE SEATING Latecomers arriving after the performance has started may be seated in the rear of the theater.

  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 40 minutes prior to the performance. Restrooms will be limited to use by one person at a time.

  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. A handicapped accessible entrance is located on the right (north) side of the building. Please use the driveway on the north side of the theater and ring the bell marked HTC Handicapped at the ramp entrance to the building and a volunteer will assist you; or have a member of your party notify us on arrival at the box office if you’d like to use this entrance.

  REFUNDS/EXCHANGES Tickets are generally non-refundable/non-exchangeable. However, exceptions may be made for illness and state required quarantine. If you are feeling ill on the day of the performance, have been exposed to anyone infected with the corona virus or have been asked to quarantine by a health official, please do not attend! Call our office at 631-653-8955.

RESTAURANTS

EAST QUOGUE:

Cucina
  674 Montauk Highway, 631-996-4550
  cucinaeastquogue.com
 
  New Moon Cafe
524 Montauk Highway, 631-653-4042
newmooncafeeq.com

Stone Creek Inn
405 Montauk Highway
631-653-6770
stonecreekinn.com


HAMPTON BAYS:

1 North Steakhouse
322 W. Montauk Highway, 631-594-3419
1northsteakhouse.com

Backbar Grille
78 Foster Avenue, 631-594-5442
backbargrille.com

Canal Cafe
44 Newtown Road, 631-723-2155
thecanalcafe.com

Cowfish
258 E. Montauk Highway, 631-594-3868
cowfishhamptonbays.com

Karamba Tropical Restaurant & Mojito Bar
26 W. Montauk Highwa
631-594-3815
karambarestaurant.com

Matsulin
131 W. Montauk Highway
631-728-8838
matsulin.com

Rumba
43 Canoe Place Road
631-594-3544
rumbarumbar.com

The Inn Spot on the Bay
32 Lighthouse Road
631-728-1200
theinnspot.com

Villa Paul
162 W. Montauk Highway
631-728-3261
villapaulrestaurant.com

Edgewater Restaurant
295 E. Montauk Highway
631-723-2323
edgewaterrestaurant.com

WESTHAMPTON BEACH:

Baby Moon Restaurant & Pizzeria
238 Montauk Highway
631-288-6350
babymoonrestaurant.com

Buoy One
62 Montauk Highway (Westhampton)
631-998-3808
buoyone.com/westhampton.html

Dee Angelo’s Pleasant Avenue Cafe
149 Main Street
631-288-2009

Joe’s American Grill
240 Montauk Highway
631-288-3232
joesamericangrill.com

Margarita Grille
83 Main Street
631-288-5252
themargaritagrille.com

Starr Boggs
6 Parlato Drive
631-288-3500
starrboggsrestaurant.com

The Mill Roadhouse
142 Mill Road
631-684-9413
themillroadhouse.com

The Patio at 54 Main
54 Main Street
631-288-0100
thepatiowhb.com

Tony’s Fusion West
23 Sunset Avenue
631-288-8880
tonysfusionwest.com/home.html

HTC SCHOLARSHIP

The Hampton Theatre Company would like to give something back to that community and to honor the company’s long-time set designer, Peter Marbury, who died tragically in 2009. The HTC offers scholarships to graduating seniors from our local high schools who have shown outstanding ability in the theatre arts, whether in high school or at the community level, and who plan to further their theatre education after graduation.
Scholarships have been awarded to:

2010:
Rachel Lucas, Casey Sheren

2011:
Vincent Cinque

2012:
Madison Mulvey

2013:
Rachel Reinecker

2015:
Jacqueline Minogue, Stephanie Fitt, Courtney King

2016:
Maura Sitzmann , Leland Qua
2017:
Jamie Baio, Rose Kelly, Ella Baldwin

2018:
Joseph Taibbi

2019:
Ava Bianchi, William Borges, Isabella Galway

2020:
Molly Brennan – Westhampton High School

Dylan Kruel – Pierson High School

Ian Hubbard – Hampton Bays High School

2021:
Gaylin Davey – Pierson High School
William Green – Riverhead High School

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
Rosemary Cline, Vice President
Lucinda Morrisey, Treasurer
Terrance Fiore, Secretary

Lynne Jones
George A. Loizides
Diana Marbury, Artistic Director
Roger Moley
Betsy Webb Rowe


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

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the not-for-profit Hampton Theatre Company is to create and support, using local resources whenever possible, a theatre community dedicated to presenting live theatre of the highest quality. Our goal is to enlighten, entertain, and inspire while reflecting the complete spectrum of the human experience, as we work to ensure that all voices are heard and represented in productions accessible to the broadest possible audience.


To our patrons, supporters and friends:

At this painful time for our country, we recognize the history of injustice that black Americans, indigenous people, and persons of color have suffered for centuries. We stand with those who believe that the time is now to strive to make our society a safer and more just place for those who have been denied their basic human rights for far too long.

We theatre artists are dedicated to the longstanding tradition of providing what we believe to be essential services: our job is to tell stories spanning the breadth of the human experience, and in turn to enlighten and uplift, as well as to entertain and to heal. We need to keep telling those stories—stories that shed light on our common humanity—and the HTC is committed to continuing to present plays that represent all voices in our community.

As Kenny Leon, director of this season’s “A Soldier’s Story” on Broadway, recently commented: “Theatre is a safe way to learn about one another—to sit in a dark theater and look at actors onstage tell a story. To uplift our world with what we do.”

As a nation, we need to reflect, examine, listen and learn. As a theatre company we pledge to do just that, and to respect the dignity and worth of every person (regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, immigration status, sexual orientation or any other distinction.) As a first step, we are revisiting our mission statement to ensure it is in line with these goals.

The creative arts have the power to shine a light on the deeper unity we share with all people and to lift our minds and spirits as we work to find a more just and better way forward. The well-being of each person is a responsibility for every one of us.

Sincerely,
Andrew Botsford
President

Diana Marbury
Artistic Director
For the Hampton Theatre Company board of directors: Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Terrance Fiore, Lynne Jones, Diana Marbury, Lucinda Morrisey and Betsy Webb Rowe

PAST PRODUCTIONS

2020 – 2021 Season
















2017 – 2018 Season











2015 – 2016 Season
























































2005 – 2006 Season






2004 – 2005 Season

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