Theatre of Dare's
Comedy Gold Season
The audience spoke... and we listened! In an audience survey we took during the fall of 2015, you said you wanted to see more comedies, so this year... it's all comedy, all the time! Our lineup for our 26th Season ranges from the bittersweet, gentle comedy of The Dining Room to a classic farces Lying In State and Boeing Boeing, to the outrageous silliness of Monty Python's hit musical Spamalot. It's Theatre of Dare's season of COMEDY GOLD, so sit back, relax, and enjoy a season of laughter here on North Carolina's Outer Banks!
The Dining Room
Written by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Jimmie Lee Brooks III
Auditions: October 4-6, 2016
Performances: November 11-20, 2016
Cast: 6 people - 3 men, 3 women.
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.
Written by Monty Python
Directed by Don Bridge & Lara Parks
Auditions: December 5-7, 2016
Performances: February 17-26, 2017
Cast: 22 people + Chorus
King Arthur is traveling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths.
Written by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Daniel Ziegler
Auditions: February 28-March 2, 2017
Performances: April 21-30, 2017
Cast: 6 people; 2 men, 4 women.
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York, Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive on the Outer Banks—fasten your seat belts!
Lying In State
Written by David C. Hyer
Directed by Terry Snead
Auditions: August 22 & 23 7-9 p.m.
Performances: October 14-23, 2016
Cast: 7 people - 4 men, 3 women.
The late state senator died in a ridiculous gun accident which has made him into a national hero. The local political leaders are strenuously looking for someone to fill his senate seat. His ex-wife is looking for a bugler to play at his funeral. and a host of other zany characters are looking for love, votes, the right casket and a big purple squirrel named Mel, in this madcap comedy about love, politics and things not being what they seem to be.