2023 Season

Get ready for a brand-new season of live theater with historical themes and classic fun. Where History weds Entertainment!

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Director Cynthia M. Evans-Robinson
Producer Andre Evans

February 3,4,5
At NC History Center
March 10,11,12
At The Old Theater, Oriental

Harriet Jacobs
By Lydia R. Diamond
In her book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs describes with brutal honesty the hardships she endures under slavery, including the extraordinary choices she makes to be near her children. To survive, she escapes into her imagination and through writing, discovers hope for a better life. Accompanied by the rich musical traditions of slave spirituals, Harriet Jacobs is an inspiring look at a young woman’s fascinating journey from slavery to freedom. . Award winning playwright Lydia Diamond brings this story to the stage. Tickets available Dec. 1, 2022 at www.NCHistoryTheater.org and www.OldTheater.org

April  14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

Arsenic & Old Lace
By Joseph Kesslering
This classic dark comedy about a rather dysfunctional family debuted in 1941 and is still wildly entertaining. You may remember the movie starring Cary Grant.  Tickets available March 1, 2023 at www.NCHistoryTheater.org

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Director Sue Baldwin

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September 24, 2023
A limited fundraising event
History on the Spot
Tea with the Neighbors

You may have known that the Slover House Dependency was the site of Mark Twain's true story of Aunt Rachel, but did you know that Caleb Bradham once lived in the house to the right and Bayard Wootten in the house on the left?  Meet all three at this special fundraising presentation, a garden party on the very spot.

August 25,26,27,
Sept 1,2,3,8,9,10

The World Premiere of

Meet the boys who gave us wings

Book & Lyrics by Bill Hand,
Music by Simon Spalding
Hand and Spalding team up once again for an entertaining look at a momentous moment in history. 
Tickets available July 1, 2023 at

Director Bill Hand
Musical Directors Simon Spalding & Phil Routszong
Producer Kathy Morrison

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Director Bill Hand