Special Guest “Abe” aka Don Hampton
After an Apprenticeship at Houston’s Alley Theatre, and several seasons of European touring, Don returned to Texas and graduated from the University of Texas. He then spent twenty-three years working on stage, television and film in NYC. Since returning to Texas he has been active in Montgomery County’s, Players Theatre Company appearing in the title role of Macbeth, as Eddie, in Lost in Yonkers and as Otto Frank in Diary of Anne Frank, Joe Keller in All My Sons, Cpt. Markinson in A Few Good Men and as Olivers grandfather in OLIVER. He has also directed Philadelphia Story, What The Butler Saw, Christmas Story, Night of The Iguana, Cukoo’s Nest and To Kill A Mockingbird and the upcoming Inherit The Wind for the Players.
For Texas Repertory Theatre Company he had the pleasure of appearing as Editor Webb in Our Town in the inaugural production and subsequently as Oberon and Thyseus in their production of A Midsummer Nights Dream as well as You Can’t Take It With You and Leading Ladies.
Don premiered his one man show, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 2013 as a part the 150th Anniversary of that event.
On the technical side he is a Tommy Tune Award nominee for sets and lights as tech director at Magnolia High School and was last years recipient of the Players MONTIE Award for set design. For the seventh year Don will return to the Texas Renaissance Festival as the Master of Arms/MC of the Joust, combining two of his joys in life; performing and horseback riding. Don is represented for film and television by Pastorini-Bosby Agency. For theatrical work he can be contacted directly at 713-502-7597.