The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia

The Barter Theatre During the Great Depression, Robert Porterfield, an out-of-work actor, returned to southern Virginia with an interesting and innovative idea of opening a theater that took produce as payment for a ticket instead of cash. Actors needed to eat and people needed entertainment in those tough times. “With vegetables you cannot sell, youContinue reading “The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Virginia”