Wayside Theatre Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society


1707 THL/WFCHS

Finding aid created by Archives Staff on 05/88. Last Revised 03/17. 

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers. 

USE RESTRICTIONS:Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT:  4.58 linear feet. This collection also includes posters, microfilm of scrapbooks, and photographs.

DATES: 1964-2013

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains flyers, brochures, news articles, playbills from the 1960s to 2013, and many other items associated with the Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA. The collection also includes 14 scrapbooks covering activities at the theater from 1964-1978. There is an attached list of playbills, chronologically and alphabetically. As we discover more playbills belonging to the Wayside Theatre, we will file them within the collection and update the playbill list accordingly.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Wayside Theatre, which was originally known as the Maralarrick Players, was founded in 1962. A year later, the company was bought by Washington, D.C. financier Leo Bernstein who changed the name to Wayside Theatre. Many famous actors have performed on stage at the theater, including Susan Sarandon, Stacey Keach, Peter Boyle, and Kathy Bates.  The theater, after 52 years in business, closed on August 7, 2013.

CITE AS: Wayside Theatre Records #1707, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Brochures/Fliers 

Fundraising 

Gala Invitation – 1988 

News Articles 

Season Subscriptions 

Show/Cast/Crew Information – 1968-2001 (no year totally complete) 

Wayside Inn-Quirer, 2 copies, printed 

Wayside Theatre News Release 

Scrapbooks 

1964                1970                1973                1978

 

1965*              1971(1)            1973-4

 

1967-8             1972(1)            1974

 

1969                1972                1974 

*scrapbook is filed on Oversize Scrapbook Shelf 

Box 2 – Playbills 1964-2002

Playbills – 1963-1965; 40 items, printed 

Playbills—1966-1968; 20 items, printed 

Playbills – 1970-1973; 13 leaves, 2 items, printed 

Playbills—1974-1975; 54 leaves, 2 items, printed 

Playbills—1976-1979; 40 leaves, 4 items, printed 

Playbills – 1980-1982, 5 items, printed 

Playbills – 1983, 5 items, printed 

Playbills – 1984-1985, 15 items, printed 

Playbills – 1986, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 1987, 7 items, printed

Playbills – 1988, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 1989, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 1990, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 1991, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 1992, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 1993, 8 items, printed

Playbills – 1994, 5 items, printed 

Playbills – 1995, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 1996, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 1997, 6 items, printed 

Playbills – 1998, 6 items, printed 

Playbills – 1999, 7 items, printed

Playbills – 2000, 6 items, printed 

Playbills – 2001, 6 items, printed 

Playbills – 2002, 8 items, printed 

Box 3 – Playbills 2003-2013 

Playbills – 2003, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 2004, 10 items, printed 

Playbills – 2005, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 2006, 9 items, printed 

Playbills – 2007, 6 items, printed 

Playbills – 2008, 6 items, printed 

Playbills – 2009, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 2010, 8 items, printed 

Playbills – 2011, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 2012, 7 items, printed 

Playbills – 2013, 2 items, printed 

BOX 4 

Certificate of Appreciation, 1999 

Certification of Recognition, 1988 

Certification of Recognition, 2001 (40th Anniversary) 

Letters of Congratulation, 2001 (40th Anniversary) 

Commendation – General Assembly, 2001 (40th Anniversary) 

Commendation – House of Delegates, 2001 (40th Anniversary) 

Certificate of Recognition – Governor, 2001 (40th Anniversary) 

Certificate of Award, 2002 (9/11 Fund Raiser) 

Commendation – 41st Anniversary 

Certificate of Recognition, 2008 (Governor’s Award) 

Letter of Congratulations (50th Anniversary) 

Commendation – House of Delegates, 2001 (50th Anniversary) 

General Assembly Resolution, 2011 (50th Anniversary)