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2014 Peter Pan

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2015 Signin in the Rain

  • June 5-8, 2014 June 5-8, 2014
    Directed by Michelle Reiff and with Musical Direction by Jonathan Barber.  On the heels of last year's awesomely successful...


Thalian Association, North Carolina's oldest community theater group, announces the new 6 month semester of theater arts classes for budding young actors age 4 to 18.  Classes will be held in two locations - at the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center at 120 S. 2nd Streeet, and at the NE Branch of the New Hanover Library, Executive Develpment Center at 1241 Military Cutoff Road.   pdfNews Release...


This time of year, things are typically winding down for local community theater Thalian Association as it heads into the last shows of the season for its main stage and Children’s Theater. But this year, the drama is just getting started.  Read More... 



Thalian Association, North Carolina’s oldest community theater, announced today that it has hired local stage and theater veteran David T. Loudermilk as its new full-time Artistic Director.   Read More...




2010 Tony Award-winning Best Play

RED by John Logan

July 3 - 26, 2014

 Master abstract expressionist, Mark Rothko, is in his New York studio in 1958, painting murals for the exclusive Four Seasons restaurant.  He orders around his assistant, Ken, as he mixes the paints, builds the frames, and paints the canvases.  Ken brashly questions Rothko's theories of art, skeptical of his having accepted such a commercial commission.  Has the Great Artist sold out, or will the apprentice realize that great art can exist in any milieu?  This confrontation between two very astute men, of different generations and points of view, illuminates our American lives.

 "Intense and exciting…a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind…RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations." —NY Times.

"Smart, eloquent entertainment, just delightful."  —The New Yorker.

"John Logan sends American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist's howls are pure music." —Variety. 




2014 Good People


2011 Tony and Drama Desk Nominee for Best Play

GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire

August 7 - 30, 2014

In the Southie neighborhood of Boston, a night on the town might be a few rounds of bingo; this week's paycheck might be last month’s rent. When Margie has trouble arranging care for her special needs adult daughter, she's fired from her dead-end job for being late. Facing eviction, a return to the unemployment line and scrambling to catch a break, Margie is reminded of an old high school fling. He made it out of Southie, became a doctor, and is living fancy. Could he give her a job in his office? Could he be her ticket to a new start? Is he secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is prepared to risk what little she has left to find out. This timely, powerful, funny and heartbreaking play explores the struggles and shifting loyalties between friends that illuminate our American lives.

"The scrappy characters have tremendous appeal, and the moral dilemma they grapple with—is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines a person's fate?—holds special significance in today's harsh economic climate." —Variety.

"That rare play that is both timeless and completely keyed into a specific moment in American life...a penetrating drama about deeply relatable issues, albeit this time with more warming doses of humor." —Hollywood Reporter.







Date: August 2, 2014

Time: Cocktails at 5 pm  Dinner at 6 pm

Place:  Mad Boar Restaurant at River Landing

 Hooray for Hollywood, an  exciting yet nostalgic nod to some of our favorite hits from the silver screen and Broadway stage. This original Cabaret Show is a benefit for Thalian Association and Thalian Association Children's Theater.

Tickets must be reserved in advance with Madi McDougald at 910-285-1006



Our heartfelt thanks to the generous organizations who supported Thalian Association and our Children's Theater with grant awards for our 2013-2014 season.  These funds provide much needed support for our productions, programs and operating expenses.

Landfall Foundation

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation


Wilmington East Rotary an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation

Cape Fear Rotary 



Susan Habas
Executive Director

David Loudermilk
Artistic Director

Thalian Association
Box 1111
Wilmington, NC 28402
910. 251.1788

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1122 S. 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28402

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310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.632.2285

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