Current Dinner Show:
Actress Erin Hunter plays Celia Onstage at TheatreNOW
Interview with Celia Rivenbark
"A WILMINGTON TREASURE: THEATRENOW BRINGS TO THE STAGE CELIA RIVENBARK IN HER OWN WORDS"
STAR NEWS REVIEW
"Celia gets personal in funny 'Aging Like a Fine Box of Wine'"
STAR NEWS PREVIEW
WECT First Act
"Celia Rivenbark:Aging Like a Fine Box of Wine"
June 2-July 22
Celia: Aging Like a Fine Box of Wine
by Celia Rivenbark
directed by Beth Swindell
MATURE AUDIENCES SUGGESTED.
June 2-July 22, 2017
Friday & Saturday at 7pm. Doors open 1 hour prior.
Adult Dinner Ticket: $42
$2 Discount for Senior, Students and Military
Show Only Ticket (no dinner): $24
Show Only Mezzanine (no dinner): $18
All tickets subject to 7% NC Sales Tax and Ticket Handling Fee.
Celia Rivenbark is back with a new hilarious show for the summer written specifically for the TheatreNOW stage. This time it really is all about the “real” Celia.
Celia: Erin Hunter
The Princess: Sophie Whisnant/Kendall Walker
Duh Hubby: Jim Bowling
Patty/Britney: Logan Tart
Faydene/Et Al: Elizabeth Michaels
Aunt Verlie/Et Al: Penelope Grover
Britney's Mom/Et Al: Pam Smith
TheatreNOW Celebrates 5 Years!
JULY 20, 2017
PARTY FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!
Featuring Snake Malone and the Black Cat Bone blues band
and some theatrical surprises!
Hors d'oevres and drink specials.
TheatreNOW, Wilmington’s premier dinner theater venue, celebrates 5 years of award-winning plays and exceptional food and service. Please join us for a celebration with hors d’oeuvres from TheatreNOW’s Chef Denise and entertainment with Snake Malone and the Black Cat Bone blues band and some theatrical surprises.
JULY 23-A Midsummer Night's Dream
Monthly on Sundays from 12-2pm.
$20. ($8 Reading Only). Reserved seating.
Monthly Sunday Brunch featuring a greatly abridged reading of one of Shakespeare's classic plays.
Brunch & dessert with choice of entrée included in your ticket.
Drinks and gratuity not included.
Portion of proceeds donated to Shakespearean educational outreach programs.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM CAST
Robb Mann - THESEUS/OBERON
Mirla Criste - TITANIA/HYPPOLYTA
Tony Rivenbark - EGEUS/PETER QUINCE
Amy Carter - HERMIA
Zeb Mims - DEMETRIUS
Brendan Carter - LYSANDER
Courtney Poland - HELENA
Ashley Grantham - BOTTOM/PYRAMUS
Aidan Van Nynatten - FLUTE/THISBE/MUSTARDSEED
Justin Sech - SNUG/LION/COBWEB
J.R. Rodriguez - SNOUT/WALL/MOTH
Ken Vest - STARVELING/MOON/PEASBLOSSOM
Linda Markas - PUCK/PHILOSTRATE
Jen Ingulli - NARRATOR
First Course (Choose one)
Grilled Vegetable & Cheese Omelet
Served with Breakfast Potatoes, fresh Fruit & a Biscuit
Scrambled Eggs Benedict
A split English muffin, topped with creamy Scrambled Eggs & Hollandaise Sauce* with Breakfast Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon & fresh Fruit
French Toast Casserole
served with warm Syrup, rashers of Applewood Smoked Bacon & fresh Fruit
Grilled Chicken Biscuit Bowl
Grilled Chicken Breast in a bowl over a split Biscuit, grilled Vegetables, Breakfast Potatoes, shredded Cheddar Cheese & topped with Roasted Chicken Gravy
Shrimp & Grits
Sauteed Shrimp over Pimento Cheese Grits with grilled Vegetables & a Biscuit
Dessert of the Day
WECT First Act Segment
"Shakespeare Brunch-As You Like It"
MAY 21: As You Like It
JUN 18 (Father’s Day): King Lear
JUL 23: Midsummer Night's Dream
AUG 20: TBD
SEP 17: TBD
OCT 22: TBD
NOV 19: A Winter's Tale
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
adapted from the novel by Oscar Wilde
directed by David Heck
MATURE AUDIENCES SUGGESTED.
July 28-August 26
TheatreNOW, 19 S. 10th Street, Wilmington NC 28401
Friday & Saturday Nights at 7pm. Doors open 1 hour before
Complimentary Valet Parking
Dinner Tickets: $42
Show Only: $22
Mezzanine Show Only: $18
Discounts for seniors, students, military and groups.
PUT A CHILL IN YOUR SUMMER….
THE STORY: Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth is updated as a bold, stylish, and bloody contemporary thriller. London, 1988: Preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise artist Basil Hallwood. When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a show, Dorian makes a fateful wish—that his portrait should grow old instead of him—and strikes an unspeakable bargain with the devil. So begins Dorian's steady decline into a life of depravity, following a twisted path that will lead him towards sexual deviance, violence, and much, much worse. However, Dorian's vile acts are not reflected upon his own visage, but rather upon Basil's portrait, which seems to rot from within, every one of Dorian's sins warping it more and more. The portrait is Dorian's secret, and he will do anything to keep it hidden and safe—even kill, if he has to…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (from Wikipedia)
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (born 1973) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee, Big Love and Riverdale. He is Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics.
"The debauchery and gothic abandon of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's modern adaptation is such a sight for stingy eyes…it's very Grand Guignol…As Mr. Wilde said, the only way to rid oneself of a temptation is to yield to it, so sink into the dark pleasures and cheeky wit of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY." —Washington Times.
"Gritting, gripping, and at times gut-wrenching, this provocative adaptation transplants Wilde's characters from the late eighteenth century to 1980s London, but the scandalous, often shocking heart of the story remains." —Washingtonian.
"Stylish, sexy and unspeakably cool…brilliantly drawn…a thoroughly engaging collection of images…a clever take on a classic story. A smartly dressed, intriguing adaptation." —Metro Weekly.
(Courtesy Dramatists Play Service)
Grant Hedrick - Dorian Gray
Kendall Walker - Sibyl/Karen
Jay Zadeh - Harry
Kai Knight - Alan
Chandler Burns - Basil
Kat Rosner - Victoria
Julia Janssen - Christina
Derek West- Senator/Detective/Theodore