For over ten years, the Winter Dessert Theatre Series has brought the best of theatre to venues throughout Stokes County. Desserts are provided by local businesses at each show, which are included in the ticket price. People who have attended this annual series are always complementing on the tasty desserts and top-notch performances throughout the remainder of the year. Do not miss this year’s performances!
Friday, January 18, 2019 – “The Tortoise and the Hare” performed by the Columbia Marionette Theatre
Desserts Sponsored by Mitchell’s Nursery
The race is on! The speedy Hare is confident that he can beat the slowly Tortoise in a race across the forest. But as this classic Aesop’s Fable has taught us for thousands of years… “Slow and Steady wins the race”. The Tortoise has a few tricks up his shell, and he won’t give up so easily! Columbia Marionette Theatre uses short-strung marionettes, and a wide variety of creative rod puppets to bring this wonderful story to life.
Friday, January 25, 2019 – “Breach of Peace” by Mike Wiley Productions
Desserts Sponsored by Carolina Farms and Homes
May 24, 1961 Jean Thompson boarded a Trailways bus in Montgomery, Alabama with 11 other young Freedom Riders bound for New Orleans – and history. Within three months, approximately 300 other riders took up the mantle to desegregate buses, following the path of the first brave few. Mobs bloodily assaulted many. Others were arrested shining a light on a brutal, segregated South.
Breach of Peace is based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. This solo-play is a living monument to those remarkable young men and women of various races, religions and backgrounds who rose to face the dangers of fighting for just and equal treatment for all.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – “Murder Most Fowl” by NoneSuch Playmakers
Desserts Sponsored by Cannon & Company
Fried Chicken billionaire Henry Cabot Henhouse III is stabbed at his own birthday party! But who done it? Was it the fanatical environmentalist? The unbalanced animal rights activist? Henhouse’s former business partner? The embittered corporate mascot? The billionaire’s own daughter? Or – SOMEONE ELSE? With the audience’s help, a convenient amateur sleuth conducts an intense “henvestigation” to find the killer. Silly? Yes. Over the top? Of course. Fun? You bet your beak!
Saturday, March 9, 2019 & Sunday, March 10, 2019 – “Flights of Imagination” by Terri Ingalls
Saturday, March 9 – Desserts Sponsored by Robertson Home Inspection
Sunday, March 10 – Desserts Sponsored by Edward Jones of Walnut Cove
“Flights of Imagination” is a trip back in time – to a time when flying was a pleasure and passengers and crew were friends. Terri Ingalls who was part of that fun-filled life and shares it with us in this one-woman show. From 1966 through 1969, she was a flight attendant with Piedmont Airlines – the small but now legendary carrier that was absorbed by US Air in 1989. Pilots, passengers, emergency landings, Saint Bernard puppies, proposals of marriage, and a touch of airline history are all woven together with skill and laughter. She reminds us that flying used to be fun – especially if you were young and it was the 1960s.
Tickets for all performances of the 2018 Winter Dessert Theatre Series can be purchased by calling the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159.
Tickets are $12 for general audience, $10 for SCAC members and $5 for students.
Ticket price includes dessert and performance.
Desserts available beginning one hour before production.
The 2019 Winter Dessert Theatre Series is sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and Stokes County Arts Council.
For more information on events or to become a Stokes County Arts Council member, call 336 593-8159.
Anyone with disability(ies) who needs an accommodation to participate at these events is requested to inform the Stokes County Arts Council 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the event or program.