‘Mr. Roberts’ to be Performed on the Deck of the Battleship North Carolina!

USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina

USS North Carolina Battleship

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Thalian Association Community Theatre has slated open auditions for a much anticipated theatrical event, Mister Roberts, to be staged on the fantail of the USS North Carolina.

They will be held on Monday May 22nd and Tuesday May 23rd at 7 p.m. on the Battleship.

The production, directed by Artistic Director Chandler Davis, runs July 4th through July 23rd. Jim Bowling, who recently directed Barefoot in the Park for Thalian Association, will assist.

There are roles available for 19 men and 1 woman, and audition participants need to be prepared to read from a provided script. Descriptions of the roles and a synopsis of the play are available on their website.

“This is a great chance for local actors, as well as those familiar with the stage but new to the area, to be a part of Wilmington theatre history”, said Davis. “It’s a great play about leadership, loyalty and service to Country, and staging it on the most decorated Battleship of WWII is kismet.”

Tickets for all shows are now on sale online. Special ticket pricing for Opening Night July 4th are $50 adults/$25 children and include a picnic beforehand and grand view of Downtown Wilmington’s Fireworks display afterwards. Regular show prices range from $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for children and $15 for retired and active military.

Special group rates apply for parties of 12 or more. This special production is sponsored by MarineMax and AARP, and discounted ticket pricing is available for AARP members.


About Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River.

Visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog http://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).


About Thalian Association Community Theatre:

Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, five productions at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature.

For more information, go to their website.