Paul Teal plays Huck Finn and Khawon Porter plays Jim in the Tony Award-winning musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, being presented by Thalian Association Community Theatre. It opens Thursday night and runs for two weekends on the mainstage of Thalian Hall. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. For tickets, call 910-632-2285.
Note: The Opening Night Performance for Thursday, Jan 30th, has been cancelled due to dangerous road conditions.
Joyce Edwards and Marianna Stacy are co-chairs for the annual Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival, taking place this year from January 31 - February 2 (this Friday through Sunday) at the Coastline Event Center, 503 Nutt Street.
My guests were John Staton, Features Editor for the Star News, and Jeff Phillips, star of many Opera House Theatre Company shows. They told us all about tonight’s Third Annual Star News Media Theatre Awards.
Red carpet arrivals at Thalian Hall start at 7; the show begins at 8 – with Jeff as emcee of a full production that includes sets, lights, costumes, and an orchestra led by Lorene Walsh.
Tickets are $15, available at ThalianHall.com or from the box office at 632-2285.
Carol Pendergrast was very close to her Norwegian grandmother, who had come to the U.S. alone from Norway at age 19 to live in Chicago where she had older brothers. Carol has written and will perform a one-woman show called From Norway to America with Love on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front. The show is about 45 minutes long, followed by Q & A and refreshments.
WHQR's Jason Hess speaks with award winning author Tim O'Brien, special guest of The Big Read of Wilmington. During the lively discussion O'Brien speaks about his book The Things They Carried, the process of writing, the role of storytelling in the lives of soldiers, and about his visit to Wilmington, NC.
Jemila spoke with Playwright John Grudzien and actor/director Steve Vernon talk about Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers – Five New Plays. The five original short plays will premier tonight, January 16, 8pm at the Cape Fear Playhouse.