Theatre of Dare kicks off its 28th season on Friday, Oct. 19, with the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Lost Colony Soundstage. The venue is next to Waterside Theatre at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo.

The production continues weekends through Sunday, Oct. 28.

Performances for all shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Tickets for all shows are $15 adults, $10 students.

The musical comedy — a tongue in cheek tribute to the science fiction and campy horror B-movies of the 1950s-’70s — follows a newly engaged couple  caught in a torrenttial downpour and seek shelter at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank N. Furter. The doctor welcomes the hapless couple, and then unveils his new creation, a Frankenstein-esque monster that embodies all the physical attributes of the perfect male specimen he dubbed Rocky Horror.

The production is directed by Lara Parks.

  • What: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
  • Cost: $15 adults, $10 students
  • When and Where: 7:30 p.m. Oct.19, 20, 26 and 27, 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28, at Sound Stage Theatre, 1409 National Park Drive (next to Waterside Theatre at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site), Manteo
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The season continues through April 2019. Following is the lineup:

Jan. 11-20, 2019

“Tuesdays with Morrie”

Written by Jeffrey Hatcher with Mitch Albom, the two-man drama is based on the autobiographical novel by Albom. Performances are at the Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo.

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

The production is directed by Tim Hass and Jessica Sands.

 Feb 22-March 2, 2019

“A Midsummer Night's Dream”

One of William Shakespeare’s most popular works, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” 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, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies that inhabit the forest.

The production, directed by Daniel Ziegler and Jimmie Lee Brooks III, will be performed at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

 April 5-14, 2019

“The Nerd”

Written by Larry Shue and directed by Bert Plante, the comedy follows a former GI turned aspiring architect whose life was saved by a fellow soldier — a complete stranger — during a tour of duty in Vietnam. A letter of eternal gratitude sent to his heroic comrade in arms results in a surprise visit. The young architect soon realizes his compatriot is a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact.

Performances are at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

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