KING KIRBY by Fred Van Lente & Crystal Skillman From Pineapple-Shaped Lamps comes the NC premiere of a brand-new play about the life and times of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby (Captain America, The Silver Surfer)! Starring Bryan Cournoyer, Emily Gomez, Anthony Corvino, Phill Antonino, Maria Buchanan, Jamie Davenport, Jordan Vogt, Jay Zadeh Written by Fred Van Lente & Crystal Skillman Directed by Blake Howard Showtimes: April 13-16, April 21-23, April 28-30 Fri – Sat 8 pm Sun 3 pm Tickets: Opening Night $15 General Admission $20 Senior$18 Students/Military $18 Plus Sales tax and handling fees PSL Alumni special ticket price $10 Sunday 4/16/17 & 4/23/17 **Bring in a Memory Lane Comics & receive a $5.00 ticket discount** Please note April 13 is the only Thursday performance; subsequent weeks are Fri-Sun performances “KING KIRBY was first produced at the Brick Theater. Permission granted by ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY, 275 Seventh Ave./26th Floor, New York, NY 10001. All inquiries concerning rights to the Play shall be addressed to the above.” Red Barn Studio 1122 S. 3rd Street ● Wilmington, NC Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm ● Sunday at 3 pm Box Office Open Thurs-Sat 6:30 pm ● Sun 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Online or Call 910-251-1788
Theodora: Forever Augusta
Theodora: Forever Augusta April 6 – 9 Thurs – Sat 8 pm Sun 3 pm Tickets $15 plus sales tax & handling fees Two one act dramas based on a true story set during the Byzantine Empire. Follow the life of Theodora, beginning with her rise from the stage to her coronation as empress and her dual reign with husband Emperor Justinian during a time of war, and the devastation and deaths of millions of their empire’s population during the world’s first bubonic plague. Red Barn Studio 1122 S. 3rd Street ● Wilmington, NC Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm ● Sunday at 3 pm Box Office Open Thurs-Sat 6:30 pm ● Sun 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Online or call 910-251-1788
Barefoot in the Park
Barefoot in the Park Red Barn Studio Theatre 2016-2017 Season March 9 -26, 2017 by Neil Simon Barefoot in the Park is the classic romantic comedy about a conservative young lawyer Paul Bratter and his free-spirited newlywed bride Corie. The comedy follows the young couple as they move from the giddy joy of the honeymoon at The Plaza into the crazy reality of starting married life in a fifth-floor walkup in New York City.
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The Santaland Diaries Dec 1-18, 2016 by David Sedaris Back again by popular demand! Panache Theatrical Productions presents SantaLand Diaries at the Red Barn Studio Theatre Thursday through Sunday, Dec 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18. The story, written by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello, is that of disgruntled elf Crumpet and his misadventures working for the popular Macy’s holiday attraction. Featuring Jamey Stone as Crumpet and The “Not Ready for Christmas” Carolers. Tickets are available by calling 910-251-1788. Mature Audiences Recommended Red Barn Studio 1122 S. 3rd Street ● Wilmington, NC Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 pm ● Sunday at 3pm Box Office Open Thurs-Sat 6:30 pm ● Sun 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Online @ thalian.org ● All Seats $15 plus sales tax & handling fees Thursday – Sunday all seats $15 plus sales tax & handling Opening night special $10
Shows For Days Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chandler Davis Artistic Director Thalian Association Community Theatre 910-251-1788 THALIAN ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY THEATRE BRINGS NEW PLAY TO LIFE IN LOCAL PRIMERE WILMINGTON, NC — Thalian Association Community Theatre will open a new play, Shows for Days, at Red Barn Studio on November 3rd. The show is penned by Douglas Carter Beane, the Tony nominated playwright behind the book for musicals Xanadu and Sister Act as well the author of the critically acclaimed As Bees in Honey Drown. Wilmington newcomer Cathy Street will direct the play, which takes an intricate look at the community theatre experience. Street hails from Nashville where she held the position of Artistic Director at Street Theatre Company. “I love working on this show because it brought up great memories about my own start in theatre when I was about the same age as the main character. For people who are involved in theatre, I think it brings back great memories and for people who enjoy theatre but haven’t participated, it’s a funny insight into the craziness of theatre life. As far as working in the Wilmington community, everyone has been so warm and welcoming and it has been easy to feel right at home.” The original production of Shows for Days garnered attention after Broadway star Patti LuPone famously stopped in the middle of a performance to chastise an audience member whose cell phone went off during the show. “I think it’s very fitting for the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina to produce such a wonderful play about the joy, relationships, and long hours that come along with a life in community theatre”, says Artistic Director Chandler Davis. Shows for Days will run from November 3rd through November 20th at Red Barn Studio. Shows are at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday and 3:00 on Sundays. To purchase tickets, please visit Thalian.org or dial 910-251- 1788. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, four productions at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature.
The Mercy Seat
A Wilmington Premiere! The Mercy Seat Aug. 11 – 28, 2016 by Neil Labute In honor of the 15 year anniversary of September 11, 2001; The world has changed overnight. On September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt finds himself in the New York downtown apartment of his lover and boss, Abby Prescott. His endlessly ringing mobile phone haunts their conversation as Ben and Abby explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they knew just the day before. Will Ben let his family know he’s alive, or will he and Abby take this chance to create a new life for themselves? Red Barn Studio 1122 S. 3rd Street ● Wilmington, NC Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm ● Sunday at 3pm Box Office Open Thurs-Sat 6:00 pm ● Sun 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Online @ thalian.org ● All Seats $25 plus sales tax & handling fees Thursday – Sunday all seats $25 plus sales tax & handling
A Few Good Men
Panache Theatrical Productions Presents A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin May 5 – 22 2016 Directed by Anthony Lawson, this Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Performances will be at the Red Barn Studio Theatre May 5-22 Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm with Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm General Admission $20 Military/Student/Senior $15 First Thursday 1/2 price special $10
The Continuing Adventures of the Crimson
The Continuing Adventures of The Crimson Shadow Written and Directed by Devin DiMattia From Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, the people who brought you History of Comedy Part 1 and SEX (aka Wieners & Boobs), comes an all-new original show about the Golden Age of Radio! April 14-17, April 21-24, April 28-May 1, 7:30 pm Sunday matinees are at 3:00 pm $20 general admission, $18 seniors/students, all tickets $15 on Thursday Starring Phill Antonino, Erin Plum, Chris Lewis, Beau Mumford, Blake Howard, Eddie Key, Drew Scheid, Bryan Cournoyer, Jamie Davenport, Jessica Gift, Emily Gomez Stage Manager: Elizabeth Flora Technical Director: Rebecca Edmonds Set Design: Holly Cole Costume Design: Beth Corvino Poster Design: Jordan Vogt Produced by Wesley Brown Written and Directed by Devin DiMattia
SantaLand Diaries By David Sedaris Adapted by Joe Mantello November 27 – December 20, 2015 Friday – Sunday 8:00 pm Tickets $15.00 Black Friday Special November 27th Only $7.50 Get Tickets Panache Theatrical Productions will present SantaLand Diaries at the Red Barn Studio Theatre Nov 27-29 & Dec 4-6, 11-13, 18-20. The story, written by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello, is that of disgruntled elf Crumpet and his misadventures working for the popular Macy’s holiday attraction. Featuring Anthony Lawson as Crumpet and The “Not Ready for Christmas” Carolers. Tickets are available by calling 910-251-1788.
Red Barn Rental Information
Rental Information The Red Barn Studio Theatre may be rented for a wide variety of performance and special event activities. The maximum seating capacity of the studio theater is 60 seats. For more information contact Susan Habas at 910-251-1788. Requests for space must be submitted no less than 5 business days prior to usage. Space is allocated and confirmed on a first come/ first serve basis by the Thalian Association Managing Director. No space is guaranteed unless confirmed by Director. All contracts require a $250.00 deposit, non-refundable if event cancelled less than 45 days before the contract date. A Building Attendant is required to be present during any rental with a four hour minimum. Technical Director is available upon request, four hour minimum. Building Attendant $14/hr Technical Director $19/hr Rehearsals – $25.00 per hour with a four hour minimum. Special Events – $25.00 per hour with a four hour minimum. Performance – $450.00 per week, Monday – Sunday, to include rehearsals and load in (rental includes any number of performances). Rental Contract
Red Barn Box Office Information
Our 65 seat theatre fills up quickly so we suggest buying tickets in advance. Advance Tickets Purchase online or call us at 910-251-1788. Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm. In Person Tickets may be purchased at the door of the Red Barn Studio beginning two hours before show time. Red Barn Studio 1122 S. 3rd Street ● Wilmington, NC Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm ● Sunday at 3pm Box Office Open Thurs-Sat 6:00 pm ● Sun 1:30 pm Buy Tickets Online @ thalian.org ● All Seats $25 plus sales tax & handling fees Thursday – Sunday all seats $25 plus sales tax & handling Click on “Get Tickets” for Red Barn Studio Theatre Tickets
Red Barn Studio Theatre
Red Barn Studio History Tony Award Winner and former Wilmington Resident, Linda Lavin and her husband, Steve Bakunas bought and renovated a South Third Street garage not far from their downtown home. In 2007, they launched the Red Barn Studio Theatre, staging complex dramas and comedies by contemporary American playwrights. Lavin often starred in these productions, taking the title role in Driving Miss Daisy, and college professor and writer Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories. Collected Stories continued to Broadway in 2010, and earned Lavin one of her six Tony nominations. In 2013, Thalian Association Community Theatre signed a four-year rent free lease with Lavin and Bakunas. The Red Barn Studio Theatre provided the perfect venue for plays not suitable for the Main Stage of historic Thalian Hall, where TACT stages large scale musical theatre productions. Many of the plays staged from 2013 – 2017 were honored by Star News Media Wilmington Theater Award nominations and awards; Other Desert Cities, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Red, Good People, Clybourne Park, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Real Thing, The Mercy Seat, Shows for Days, and Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. Techmoja, Pineapple Shaped Lamps, and Panache Theatrical Company also staged successful and acclaimed productions at the Red Barn. In 2015 Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas returned to the Red Barn Studio Theatre for a staged reading of Steve’s play Fates of Choice.