‘The Lost Colony’ Announces Dare Night Perfomances

Posted By on May 16, 2013

The Lost Colony has announced three dates for this year’s annual Dare Night performances, when Dare County residents can see America’s longest running outdoor symphonic drama for fee with a donation to the local food pantries.

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The 2013 company of The Lost Colony is now in rehearsal for a May 31 opening of the 76th season of the show that is the recipient of the Tony Honor for excellence in theatre in America. Under the direction of Ira David Wood III the company will once again celebrate “Dare Nights”, when all locals are invited to attend the show for free by making a donation of non-perishable food items to local food pantries.

“Dare Nights” will be observed on Friday, June 7, Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 21.  The show will start at 8pm and theatre guests are encouraged to arrive early in order to get good seats.  Tickets will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.  In addition to the food or dry goods donations, residents are required to show proof of Dare County residency, such as a driver’s license, voter registration card or utility bill.  Pre-performance donation collection begins at 5:30pm.  There are no rain checks with these free tickets.

The June 7th performance will support the Hatteras Island Food Pantry, the June 14th performance will support the Beach Food Pantry, and the June 21st performance will benefit the Lifeboat Community Church Food Pantry and Roanoke Island Food Pantry.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the locals to give back to the locals.  Recommended items for the food drive include canned vegetables, fruits, meats, soups and beans; tomato and pasta products; cereals; peanut butter and jelly; paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels and pancake mix and syrup.  This is an excellent opportunity to see the show for free and to provide emergency assistance to families in need. The “Dare Nights” performances of The Lost Colony are sponsored by Towne Bank of Currituck.  

The 2013 production of The Lost Colony will officially open on May 31 and run through August 23 at the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island, located on the grounds of the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The current goes up at 8pm, and the show runs nightly except on Sundays. 

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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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