Chandler Davis, Artistic Director
Thalian Association Community Theatre

Open auditions to be held for drama on the Battleship Memorial.

Thalian Association Community Theatre returns to the USS NORTH CAROLINA!

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold open auditions for The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial which will be staged on the fantail of the USS North Carolina.  They will be held on Monday May 21 and Tuesday May 22 at 7 pm at Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. The production runs June 29 through July 15.  Jordan Wolfe, who was recently nominated for Best Newcomer at the StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards, will direct.

There are roles available for 19 men and audition participants need to be prepared to read from a provided script. Descriptions of the roles and a synopsis of the play are available at

Caine Mutiny Court-Martial is based on a Pulitzer Prize novel by Herman Wouk. This thought-provoking play chronicles the court martial of the lieutenant who commandeered the U.S.S. Caine during a potentially deadly storm. The only way his attorney can save him is to prove that Captain Queeg was mentally incompetent to safely run the ship.The play covers only the court-martial itself and like jurors at a trial, the audience knows only what various witnesses tell of the events on the Caine.

“We are extremely excited to return to the Battleship this summer” said Artistic Director Chandler Davis. “We knew we were a part of something special when we started the rehearsal process last year, but we had no idea how much of an amazing experience it would turn out to be.”

Tickets for all shows are now on sale at Regular show prices range from $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for children and $15 for retired and active military. Special ticket pricing for the July 4th performance are $50 adults/$25 children and include a grand view of Downtown Wilmington’s Fireworks display. Special group rates apply for parties of 12 or more.

About Thalian Association Community Theatre

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 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.




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Susan Habas
Executive Director

Chandler Davis
Artistic Director

Samantha Herrick
Community Arts Center Director

Lance Howell
Technical Advisor

Thalian Association
Box 1111
Wilmington, NC 28402

Thalian Hall Box Office
310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-632-2285

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Our heartfelt thanks to the generous organizations who supported the Thalian Association Community Theatre with grant awards for our 2017-2018 season.  These funds provide much-needed support for our productions, programs and operating expenses.

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