Theatre of Dare's 28th season continues Jan. 11-20 with a thoughtful drama, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” an autobiographical story of Mitch 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 — which take place at the Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo — is directed by Tim Hass and Jessica Sands.
Theatre of Dare's season continues through April 2019.
Performances for all shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Tickets for all shows are $15 adults, $10 students.
Following is what's on tap for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season:
Feb 22-March 2: “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, 409 National Park Drive (next to Waterside Theatre at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site), Manteo.
April 5-14: “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.