Theatre of Dare Reveals 25th Season Show Selections
(Manteo, NC) – Theatre of Dare will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season in the fall, and during the intermission of Saturday’s performance of You Can’t Take It With You, TOD board members revealed the organization’s selections for the “Spectacular Silver Season.”
“This is a lineup that demonstrates a wide variety of live theatre experiences, and should appeal to a wide audience here on the Outer Banks,” said Theatre of Dare president Don Bridge. “There’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller, a witty modern comedy, and two quintessential classics of the American theatre. It will also provide opportunities for dozens of local people to be up on stage.”
The four shows planned for the 2015-16 season are:
Wait Until Dark – (Fall 2015) This masterfully constructed thriller by Frederick Knott tells the story of newly blind young woman Susy Hendrix, who unwittingly possesses a doll containing illicit drugs. Three dangerous criminals track down the location of the doll, setting off a tense game of cat-and-mouse between the criminals and Susy.
Our Town – (Fall 2015) Thornton Wilder’s timeless classic uses a turn-of-the-century New Hampshire town as an allegory for everyday life, with all of its joy, love, heartbreak, and tragedy included. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Edward Albee called Our Town “the greatest American play ever written."
The Music Man - (Winter/Spring 2016) Con man Harold Hill will be coming to the Outer Banks in 2016. Devising a detailed scheme to defraud the residents of River City, Iowa, Hill instead finds his best-laid plans going awry when he meets and falls in love with town librarian Marian Paroo in this feel-good, flag-waving musical.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile – (Spring 2016) Beloved American actor and comedian Steve Martin penned this charming, witty comedy about Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso crossing paths at a Paris bar in October of 1904, just before each was about to change the worlds of science and art. Part philosophical manifesto, part sitcom, this play will have the audience laughing and thinking at the same time.
Theatre of Dare was created in 1991, and its debut show, California Suite, premiered at the Port O’Call restaurant in March of 1992. Since then, TOD has brought dozens of plays and musicals to Outer Banks audiences, entertaining thousands over the years. TOD’s 24th season is still in progress, with inspiring musical Godspell taking the stage in March and modern relationship comedy Manly Men debuting in April.