Theatre of Dare's 

Dare-ing 28th Season


Coming this fall... Theatre of Dare is presenting its most "Dare-ing" Season ever! We're bringing Rocky Horror and William Shakespeare to the Outer Banks, as well as a life-affirming two-man show and another wild comedy farce. Check out what you'll be seeing on our stages in 2018-19! 

The Rocky Horror Show

Written by Richard O'Brien

Directed by Lara Parks

Performances: October 19-28, 2018

Location: Lost Colony Soundstage

Cast: 11 people plus ensemble.


Are you ready to do the Time Warp again? A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B-movies of the 1950's through the 70's, this musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite  scientist, Dr Frank N. Furter. The doctor then unveils his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete "with blond hair and a tan".


Written by Justin Jain, Dave Johnson, Brian McCann,

Tim Sawicki and Bradley Wrenn

Directed by Gail Hutchison

Performances: December 7-16, 2018

Location: Secret Island Restaurant


JUST ADDED! A narrator's retelling of Christmas tales quickly unravels into an action-packed adventure when the Xmas, a malicious force of holiday ruination, sweeps in to destroy all things red and green. Classic holiday characters are the only hope to stop it: reluctant Ebenezer Scrooge, intrepid Frosty the Snowman, and timid Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer among them. This dream team embarks on a journey to restore the Spirit of Christmas to the mysterious Ice Palace -- but can they do it before the Xmas demolishes every last candy cane, sugarplum, and shred of Christmas cheer?

Tuesdays With Morrie

Written by Jeffrey Hatcher with Mitch Albom

Based on the book by Mitch Albom

Directed by Jessica Sands

Performances: January 11-20, 2019

Location: Dare County Arts Council

Cast: 2 men


Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Daniel Ziegler & Jimmie Lee Brooks III

Auditions: November 27, 28, 29

Performances: February 22-March 3, 2019

Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park

Cast: 21 people


William Shakespeare comes to the Outer Banks!

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.


Written by Larry Shue

Directed by Bert Plante

Auditions: TBA February 2019

Performances: April 5-14, 2019

Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park

Cast: 5 men, 2 women


Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you"—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd"—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact.

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