Playwright launches, gets 'Homecoming'
Famed author Earl Hamner Jr. joins cast members of The Homecoming, the dramatic holiday tale whose 1971 television version launched the long-running and still syndicated show The Waltons. Hamner, whose tv writing includes several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, gave a reading Thursday night, November 5, at the named-for-him Hamner Theater in the Rockfish Valley Community Center. While he heads back to his home in California, his play, directed here by Boomie Pederson, will be presented most Thursdays through Sundays between November 19 and December 13. (photo by David Ferrell)