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2024 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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March 15,16,17,22,23,24
Grover C. Fields Middle School
Performing Arts Center
2000 MLK Jr. Blvd.
New Bern


The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde

Classic comedy!  One of Oscar Wilde's most popular and most successful plays.  A witty farce, satire of Victorian hypocrisy. This should be a brick in your chimney of theater experience.

Director Sue Baldwin

Offered in April 2024
Reservations now open.

Call 252-229-4977

Murder in 3D
A Comic Mystery by Bill Hand
The spring offering from our travelling troupe.


The famous and reclusive Roger and Braxton Boomer, brothers and directors extraordinaire, have invited potential producers, financiers and “talent” to review their plan for a blockbuster 3-D movie. How reclusive are they? They haven’t seen each other in 10 years even though they live in the same mansion. The review is to be done by Braxton in the studio while Roger and their guests watch in 3D from the mansion some miles away… but during the review Braxton is discovered… dead! Who killed him? Every guest is a suspect and it’s up to them and you to figure out who! A great comedy with lots of Hollywood style and references.

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Director Bill Hand
Musical Director James Merritt
Producer Kathy Morrison

Orringer Hall, Craven Community College
800 College Ct., New Bern

The World Premiere of

A Musical Story of North Carolina's Civil War Bonnie & Clyde

Book by Bill Hand,
 and Score by James Merritt

Lyrics by Bill Hand and James Merritt
The little known story of Keith and Malinda Blaylock from Grandfather Mountain and their part in the Civil War. 
Tickets available
June 1, 2023 at

In partnership with

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Offered in November and early December. Reservations open in July.

Breaking Legs

A comic mystery by Bill Hand
The Fall offering from our travelling troupe. Booking for fall dates begins in July.


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In the Mob, We-Are-Fam-I-Lee, but troubles abound for the Kanoodle Family as Uncle Lenny who is suspected of trying to go straight, is found dead in a racket-protected pet shop. Godfather Marlin Kanoodle plans to get to the bottom of it, enlisting the help of a street-smart private eye and his own collection of ridiculous goons and family—everyone with their own dark and comic motives. Can you figure out who did Lenny in?

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Bill Hand as Mark Twain

Offered to groups and organizations.

Mr. Twain will taylor his comments to suit the occasion.

To schedule, phone 252-229-4977. Available late winter and late fall.

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