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MR. ROBERTS – A THALIAN ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTION

Thalian Association Community Theatre and the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring a month of live theatre to the fantail of the Battleship during July 2017.  Mister Roberts will open on July 4 with fireworks following, and performances will be held Thursday through Sunday for the next 3 weekends. Special ticket prices are available for military, local residents and more.

“This patriotic play takes place aboard a ship in the Pacific Theater during WWII, and the fantail of the Battleship is the most perfect venue imaginable on which to stage it”, said Susan Habas, Executive Director of Thalian Association Community Theatre. “We operate the Hannah Block Historic USO/ Community Arts Center, so honoring WWII is always on our minds, and we are privileged to be partnering with the most decorated battleship of that time.”

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Open Auditions Now Slated For The Show Of The Season – Mr. Roberts To Be Performed On The Deck Of The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

 

 

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CONTACT:
Susan Habas
Thalian Association Community Theatre
910-251-1788

Thalian Association Community Theatre & the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA present

  1. ROBERTS

 

WILMINGTON, NC –Thalian Association Community Theatre and the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring a month of live theatre to the fantail of the Battleship during July 2017.  Mister Roberts will open on July 4 with fireworks following, and performances will be held Thursday through Sunday for the next 3 weekends.

“This patriotic play takes place aboard a ship in the Pacific Theater during WWII, and the fantail of the Battleship is the most perfect venue imaginable on which to stage it”, said Susan Habas, Executive Director of Thalian Association Community Theatre. “We operate the Hannah Block Historic USO/ Community Arts Center, so honoring WWII is always on our minds, and we are privileged to be partnering with the most decorated battleship of that time.”

“This exciting community partnership is a unique way to support local theater while highlighting Historic Wilmington’s scenic riverfront.” said Captain Terry Bragg, Executive Director. “We look forward to providing a memorable experience for all guests aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.”

Mister Roberts is the classic play based on the 1946 Thomas Heggen novel of the same name. The novel began as a collection of short stories about Heggen’s experiences aboard the cargos ships USS Virgo and USS Rotanin in the South Pacific during World War II. Mister Roberts is the recipient of five Tony Awards including Best Play and is still considered one of the most successful plays today with a total of 1,157 shows performed over a three year run on Broadway. The play was then adapted into the 1955 smash hit film starring legendary actors Henry Fonda as Lieutenant Roberts and James Cagney as Lt. Commander Morton.  Mister Roberts went on to be an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture and Jack Lemmon received the 1955 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the film.

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

 

About Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River.   Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog http://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).

 

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, five 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.

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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
910-251-1788

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

Our Generous Supporters:

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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